As a young man growing up in Ohio, Ted excelled in academics, but music appeared to be his passion. He was an especially good drummer and with the help of some friends, he formed a band. Upon graduation from Cuyahoga Falls High School, and with adventure calling, Lobinger spent a year traveling throughout Europe while attending The University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. After returning from Europe and intent on continuing his education, Ted proceeded to Cleveland where he attended Case Western Reserve University.
The Cleveland art culture beckoned as Ted sidestepped academics to hone his craft in an effort to further develop his natural abilities. In 1974, he moved to San Francisco and forged his place as a prominent figure in the American Arts and Craft Movement in the ‘70s and ‘80s as a ceramic artist.
In 1992, Ted sought a career in sound and soon after he was mixing jingles, editing comedy albums, etc., with a number of high profile clients and garnering high praise and recognition for his work. Already an accomplished engineer, Lobinger founded the acclaimed LA based multi-culture mix house, Latte Mix.
A. Ted Lobinger Jr. is survived by wife Angel, mother Patricia, brothers Scot and Chris and nieces Noelle and Juliana.
As Ted had a lifelong appreciation and passion for nature, donations may be made to Tree People located at 12601 Mulholland Dr. in Beverly Hills. For more information on Tree People, call (818) 753-8733.