theodoreroth
Wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend; Thursday, August 30, 2012 at age 79 after a very brief illness. Ted will be deeply missed by his wife Carol; children Debora (Scott) McMichael, Denise (Craig) Boland and Donald (Becca) Spaulding; grandchildren Nicholas, Emily and Noah McMichael, Joshua and Jordyn Boland and Jazz and Andrew Spaulding; and many, many dear friends. Ted is a proud Veteran of the United States Army where he served our country for over 20 years, including service during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed golfing and bowling with his friends. Ted was a respected and admired man who will be dearly missed by all those blessed enough to know him. He will forever be in our hearts. Donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America in his memory. Friends may come celebrate Ted's life next Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 3:00 '€œ 6:00 pm at his daughter's house at 54 Stratford Lane, Rochester 14612 (Greece). Ted's burial with full military honors will be held at a time to be announced in mid November at Arlington Nation Cemetery.

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  1. Bill and I were only with Ted on a few occasions but it was evident from our first meeting that he was the salt of the earth. What a kind, gentle, loving man. They say a measure of a man is how he treats his family and friends. If that is the case, then Ted’s measure would traverse the infinite. Carol and Ted share so much love and I say share, because that love continues, as does life after death. We will all miss him and be grateful that he touched our lives if only for a moment in time.

    Melle and Bill Sensibbaugh
    Florence, S.C.

  2. I almost forgot to mention that Scott, Becca and Craig are also in your circle of love. They have stepped up and made you proud as you always knew. What a family you created!!!

  3. I love you.so much Teddybear!!! You are the best father in the WORLD and i will carry you in my heart everyday. One of the best days of my life was when mom brought you into our lives and you wanted to be our father! Love you forever. Your daughter, Denise

  4. I love you.so much Teddybear!!! You are the best father in the WORLD and i will carry you in my heart everyday. One of the best days of my life was when mom brought you into our lives and you wanted to be our father! Love you forever. Your daughter, Denise

  5. I will miss you forever and my life is so much better for having had you in it. I learned so much from you and had so much fun. Love you always.

  6. Ted you were one of the best freind I had, I will miss you. We had a lot of good times togather and the many motorcycle trips were the best. I’ll miss the coffee mornings we us to go on. I’ll also miss your emails. Rest in peace, old & good friend. God bless you!
    Carol you were very lucky to have had such a good person in your life, I was.

  7. To Carol and family. Was sad to hear of Teds passing. He was a great guy and will be missed by all. I knew Ted while serving military time in Kaiserslatern Germany 68-71.We had a lot a great times. May you rest in peace Ted.

  8. Your Celebration of Life was wonderful! I know you are so proud of your children. Debora, Denise and Don are such a tribute to you because of all the things you taught them about life, honor, loyalty, love and honesty. Because of the way you lived your life, they have been and continue to be such a blessing in mine. Above all, as you always said, ‘That’s what family is about and what it does. I will love you forever and then some. I will miss you and will always remember all the things you taught me too. You have left an indelible footprint on my heart and soul. Be at peace my love and keep communicating with the Grands. They love you too.

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