Oates, Theodore (Ted)

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NAME: Ted Oates


Source: Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER ["Ted" Oates, 60,] a travel agent and a founding partner of Philadelphia's first condom shop, Condom Nation, died of metastatic esophageal cancer on Saturday at a friend's home in Cape May, N.J. He had lived in Center City before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., five years ago. Born in Montclair, N.J., Mr. Oates ran away from home at 15 when his father rejected him after Mr. Oates told him he was gay. Mr. Oates moved in with an aunt andPublished on 2004-07-30, Page B10, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

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