I fist met Ted in Vietnam in 1966 and again at Ft Eustis upon return. Then worked for him in the Pentagon in 1978 for one year. A great man all around will miss him, his personality and sense of humor.
Dad...t is the Last day of the saddest year of my life. So mamy New Years we spent together...all over this world, and especially here in Florida.
I had took the Avanti out for a spin...off to see the movie "American Hustle" great flick....love that Avanti...I feel your spirit when I drive her around town...Mr. Mag 2.
Its Dec 30 2013...I miss you every day... I smile and rejoice in the memories of you life...yet the tears roll freely with the sadness I feel not being able to share daily life with you.
I made this presentation of your life for the Arlington Ceremony...it started with your talking to me about your wishes and how you wanted a Military Celebration...I wanted to put it here on your Legacy.com web page...but it doesn't appear that I can.
One of the songs I chose for you...
"I am everything I am because you loved Me." by Celine Deion sums up how I came to be me...
Yesterday...football Sunday...today Blues Monday...What a wonderful world it was when you where here.
I will never be the same...without you in my life...You are in my heart, soul and thoughts...somewhere over the rainbow... we are always together. Your baby Girl.
IRONY OF IRONIES - Ted's older brother, Richard, passed away today, 12-13-2013, 2 days after the truly magnificent funeral for Ted. Childhood bickering is long past and they are traveling together, happily. - to those of you might have known him. They shared so many views!
Mary, I am sorry Deanie and I were unable to attend the funeral. Ted was a great soldier and wonderful member of the Transportation Corps Museum Foundation Board of Directors.
Jim & Deanie Rockey
I would like to add briefly Ted's brother (Richard) who grew up with a life long friend Louis De Lisio in Haverstraw NY while they chased the younger Ted who aggravated the "bigger" boys until he grew to be the most honored of all. I wish Dick could have seen the sadness and more than that, the joy Ted's life brought to so many, even a temporary child "officer" Richie, who would have honored him at this time with all his heart ---if only---as the best of brothers.
Lou was a charming and humorous addition to the speakers.
Aldee placed ashes from Dick (in absentia), on the casket with me at her side.
THANK YOU, ALL. CAROLEE
Mary, Ted is smiling down on you today. I believe he was at your side all day yesterday and enjoyed the respectful service and luncheon tribute. I think Ted was delighted to see so many family and friends in one place in his honor. You are wonderful and I know Ted saw that. Ted loves you very much. My girls and I miss him a lot, yet I know the break in our hearts can't come close to feeling your sorrow. I love you both, your little sis, Barbara
There were so many people that came to honor you and share their stories about what you meant in their lives and the power of your Truly Magnificeint self. The Rabbi was late for the first time in 40 years..to the service...The procession was wonderful....so many friends and family members and friends from all over. The Rosenbergs included: Carlyn, Rhonda, Carolee, Robin, Rachael, Jeff, Eleanor, Bradley and I. Margie Schumacher Then there was Allen & Judith Miller. Mark, Kris & Howie Murzin. Tom Towle Alley, Leslie, and Jim. Pam McCleave... both Pat and Leslie so wanted to
be there. my friends Major Kelly Hall, Janice Schrager, Lisa Lasavita. Cookie Alder, Lenore Torpie, The Torsanis, Betty Kilgallen and her son Kevin and his lovely wife. Frank Marilyn Levy didn't make it he wanted to be...Lowell Pratt, Russ and the entire
Burney Company..including A lovely note read by the Rabbi from General Jack Burney. Bradley was so wonderful and calm and composed in his eulogy of you. Joe Torsani told a funny story about how you loved to have your hair long...and the generals would try to be suttle with your about you getting your hair cut. FINALLY...you were given a direct order to get your hair cut...and I remember this happening a few times when you were at the Pentagon.
There were so many heart felt moments Dad...you touched so many lives with your strength, fortitude, opinions and the love and good will you shared with anyone whom had the pleasure of knowing you.
MANY MANY more people were there...And we all loved you in our very own special ways....But no one loved you more than your children, and Mom. Nobody in this world loved you more that me...the love of a father and daughter, the honest, open and sharing friendship that we shared...will be felt in my heart, shines on in my soul and in my thoughts your words will be there to guide me till me meet again some fine day.
Your Baby Girl...AR.
It was an honor to be able to pay final respects yesterday to a truly terrific next door neighbor and magnificent man
It's a big day tomorrow, a final fair well as you get laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington. My heart hurts without your physical presence, but my soul shines with your everlasting love. I hope your smiling and that you rest eternally as Magnificently as you lived.
we always looked forward to seeing and talking to Mr. Magnificent. we all will truly miss a great man. dr karlin and staff, mclean va
Our condolences to Ted's family. Ted's persistent wonderful and cheerful spirits with every visit was contagious. Ted has left his legacy in our medical practice with the "truly Magnificant " phrase which has become a part of our greetings in the office. He will be truly missed. Thank you Mary for the beautiful card and comments.
I am not sure I've seen a man deal with his illness and long suffering with the bravery and dignity I witnessed in Ted's final months. However, whenever we asked how are you doing? He would always respond, “I am Truly Magnificent.”
Smile when you think of him, for he is in a better place and out of pain.
Ted was a good friend to many and we will miss him.
Love, Faith and Joe Torsani
This was the first Thanksgiving that my heart didn't get to talk to yours. I try not to be to sad...but how can I ...you were the world to me. As you taught me from when I was a very little girl..enjoy life, don't worry and be happy...I have made a new friend, found a very romantic man, and am heading to Caraouco with Meg for Christmas...Dad Sarah Clohan passed away just a few weekends ago. So Meg and I are going to swim, sun and snorkle away the holiday .
There are so many things about you in your life I didn't know...Mom had saved every card, letter and photo...all your Military achievements . Im finishing up the scrap book for your Military celebration of life, and that has given me those memories and moments that I never knew existed in your life. I only have a few regrets in life...and knowing you as we'll as I did, and having the friendship above and beyond a Father Daughter bond...I regret not knowing all of these of hater memories that we could have shard together. I know you would have enjoyed it too. Dad in those last days, hours and moments...thank you for sharing with me your heart, your deepest regrets and your everlasting love. It was me by your side, with my hand on your heart that you passed away.. I could never be happy that you left, but my anguish at your sickness and living situation was lifted that day...Know I have only happy memories, and joyful tears as I prepare to say my final fairwell to you at Arlington Cemitary on December 11, 2013. I MISS AND CHERISH YOU IN MY HEART FOREVER AND EVER.
LOVE Your one and only Baby Girl.
It was a privilege to be Ted's neighbor and to share his warmth, wisdom and good humor. He always had a smile and made each person feel special. His memory will be with us each time we pass your home.
Fredda and Stanley Pollack
Bonita Springs, FL
Dear Dad...How much you brightened the world with your humor, love and good will ...I miss you more and more each day.
You will be missed dearly, Ted. We love you!
--The Kontos Family
We miss you Mr. Mag. You were a wonderful brother-in-law & we shared some great times. Our thoughts & prayers are with Mary & the rest of his family during this difficult time. Tom & Karen
Dear Mary, Bradley, Aldee and Kathy,
We are so sorry for your loss. Ted was near and dear to our hearts and will be fondly remembered. His unfailing graciousness, steadfast positive attitude and playful mischievous wit will be sorely missed. He was truly magnificent.
Dear Mary,Aldee,Bradley and Kathy.
. Ted will always be remembered as Mr. magnificent I'm so sorry for your loss. its also the worlds loss.Our prayers and love are with you.
With love and Sympathy
Jeannie and bob
Mary, Bradley & Aldee, I am so sorry for your loss but honored to have finally had a chance to know and appreciate Ted's warmth and generosity these last years. He set an example of how one should live life - with adventure, with humor and with love. May he now be reunited with his cousin Bobby who loved him.
We always looked forward to your great sense of humor and practical common sense. You always contributed both to our ATMF Board of Directors Meetings.
A humorous and wonderful friend who is greatly missed and is a great example to all of us of how to live, love and enjoy life to the fullest!
Ken and Jane Stanley
Dear Mary, Aldee, Bradley and Kathy,
Ted will never be forgotten. His wit and eternal optimism will always be beacons for us as we navigate our own lives. He was and is, true inspiration. We are thankful to have had his presence in our lives and wish you peace in knowing the impact he had on so many others. Our prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He taught me a lot and was so unbelieveably kind. Mr. Truly Magnificent will be truly missed!
Ted was a good friend and fellow board member. He was funny, very knowledgeable and a real terrific guy! We will miss him. We pray that his soul rest in peace!
He was a great influence in my life. Fair winds and following seas Ted. Len and Phyllis Griffin
Ted, please say hello to Dave. He is up there, too. May you both have peace, now.
Bon Voyage Dad.
You will always be Truly Magnificent in my eyes, heart and for all eternity. Your goodness, strength, fortitude, bravery and LOVE have touched so many ... Because of you...I am and will always be The Luckiest Girl in the World...
Farewell, a brother in arms. We are, first and foremost, US Army Transportation Corps officers, warrant officers, and NCOs. We are also retired Army aviators and aircraft logisticians in the Transportation Corps Aviation Association (TCAA). So brother, Ted, sit in the right seat as we fly you the rest of the way home.
Colonel, TC (Retired)
God bless you, Ted. We miss you already. You were truly "Mr. Magnificent"!
We will always remember Ted as a wonderful guy and great public servant. Thank you Ted and rest in peace. Charlotte & Walter McCarthy; Pelican Landing.
Mary & Family,
Our thoughts are with you. The many happy memories of time spent with you and Ted will remain with us always.
Gil & Diane Green
You were the best father-in-law I could ever imagine having and I am so happy to have known you. Your attitude and spirit in good times and bad, were and will always be an insipration.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Rosenberg family on their loss. I met Mr. Rosenberg only once but I was struck by his presence. I'm so glad that he and Aldee, who I know very well, were able to enjoy a recent Alaskan cruise together.
From Louis DeLisio, life long friend from Haverstraw and Air Force Officer.
I hope to be able to go to Ted's internment in Arlington Cemetary. I need to know the date, time etc when that info is known. Now located in Virginia Lou D
Mary and Family,
My family is deeply saddened by Ted's death. Our hearts go out to you. We hope that your memories will in time, bring you comfort, peace and joy.
Ted always had a smile on his face. I enjoyed our time together at The Burney Company. Rest in peace bud.
Dear Mary and Family,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you at this time of great loss.
Ted was an extraordinary person and we were very fortunate to have known him.
May he rest in eternal peace.
With love to you,
Stan and Charlotte
Sweet dreams Uncle Teddy.
What a wonderful man and LOVED knowing him. Mary , you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Katie Clark
The loss of Ted will abide with us, all of us, until---.
There will be remembrance of a joke and a good deed awaiting us from him around every corner.
Carolee Rosenberg, wife of his fiercely proud (disabled) brother, Richard Rosenberg who will not know our family and friends everlasting sadness.
Ted is the most positive and upbeat person I've ever met. Most importantly, Ted is loved by his family and he returned that love unselfishly. Jade, Guiyin and I miss you already. I take comfort in knowing you'll still be keeping an eye on my girls. Here's a photo taken last month of you with Mary and Bradley celebrating your 80th birthday. You fully loved and lived life Mr. Truly Magnificent. And you truly were a magnificent man.
Mr. Magnificent, you have been so kind and wonderful to so many people in many countries. No words can express how much we will miss you, your "wild" humor, your warmth, and wisdom with positive insights. You are my BEST JOKES email buddy and hero. Mary was so blessed to have been your best friend for over 30 years. What a loving, generous, FUN TEAM you and Mary are to all who knew you.