Dr. Theodore Carl Rozema
Dr. Theodore Carl Rozema, 83, of Cuenca, Ecuador, formerly of Tryon, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on June 9, 2017. Born April 11, 1934 in South Haven, Mich., he was predeceased by his parents, Martin and Alta Rozema, and his brother Steve Rozema.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Greenway Rozema; former wife Marie Ewald Rozema; children Craig Rozema, Cara Keys and Carlyn Keylor and Tony Greenway; grandchildren, Matthew Keys, Rachel Rozema, Allison Keys, Reese Rozema, Caitlyn Keylor, Chaz Rozema, Alyssa Keylor, Jakob Greenway and Allen Greenway; and his sister Carol Knapp.
Dr. Rozema attended and graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and served his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He then served as Medical Doctor in the United States Air Force.
Ted came to the Landrum area in 1976 when he moved his family from Wadsworth, Illinois to Tryon, N.C. to establish a Paso Fino horse farm, Rancho del Rosa. Dr. Rozema opened up his medical practice in Landrum, S.C. in 1978, which later became Bio Genesis Medical Center.
Dr. Rozema lectured and taught in many countries. His teaching and professional experience include 53 years of clinical practice of medicine and 29 years of Chelation Therapy for Metal Toxicity.
He was the Past President of the American College for Advancement in Medicine, Past President of the International College of Integrative Medicine, President of the American Association of Alternative Medicine, President of the Health Research Foundation and was a member of many other medical organizations.
Dr. Rozema authored numerous articles that were published in medical journals. One of the most prestigious was that he authored the Protocol for the Safe and Effective Administration of EDTA and other Chelating Agents for Vascular Disease, Degenerative Disease and Metal Toxicity, Special Edition, ACAM, 1997. Dr. Rozema received numerous honors and awards from other countries for his participation and lecturing on Chelation Therapy.
In addition to his medical practice, he also owned and operated the Landrum Antique Mall. He loved the area and lived and worked here for many years as a respected member of the community.
Later in life he decided to retire to Ecuador where he lived in Cuenca, Bahia and lastly in Salinas. He will be remembered as a father, a brother, a husband, a doctor, a veteran, an author, a Paso Fino horse farm owner, an entrepreneur, someone who was constantly seeking knowledge, and a world traveler. He will be missed by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Petty Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. Tommy Turner.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 1529 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
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