Thaddeus Charles Rooney
January 26, 1929 - October 21, 2008
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Major, U.S.Air Force THADDEUS CHARLES ROONEY, 79, passed away on Tuesday, October 21st, at his residence in COLTS NECK. Born in New York, he lived in Bloomfield before moving to Sarasota, FLA in 2002. Since then he enjoyed his time living in Sarasota and Colts Neck, NJ. Mr. Rooney served as a Major in the …
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Fill & Bud D'Elia left a message on November 16, 2009:
Dear Renate: It was very comforting speaking about Ted with you tonight on the phone. As I told you, I have known Ted since I was 16 years old (since about 1957). He was such a good and dear friend and we had kept in touch with each other over all these years. I was out of the country when you phoned me about his passing and just returned last evening. I prayed for you and for Ted at mass today and hope my prayers help you during this difficult time. I will keep in touch with you and hope you will do the same. Memories keep those we care for alive in our hearts. Take care, Renate, and please accept our deepest sympathy at this time. God Bless you. Fill and Bud D'Elia
Schulze left a message on November 14, 2009:
Danke das wir Ted kennen lernen durften.Liebe Tante Renate,wir sind in Gedanken bei Dir und wünschen Dir vielKraft.
Andreas & Mareike left a message on November 14, 2009:
Those who live in the memory of their loved ones are not dead they are only a little further away the only ones dead, are those that are forgotten Das Schönste, was ein Mensch hinterlassen kann, ist ein Lächeln im Gesicht derjenigen, die an ihn denken.
Langner left a message on November 13, 2009:
In den wenigen Stunden die wir mit Thaddeus verbringen durften, lernten wir Ihn als sympatischen und liebenswürdigen Menschen kennen und sind traurig so eine Nachricht erhalten zu haben. Renate wünschen wir viel Kraft und Zuversicht für die Zukunft. Unser Mitgefühl senden Brigitte, Jochen, Regine, Manfred, Ulla, Gerhard und alle Kinder.
Ronald J. Hodgkinson left a message on November 10, 2009:
I just heard from Renate that Ted had passed away. I am so sorry to hear this. He was indeed a special man, and I always looked forward to seeing him. I enjoyed especially talking with him about his faith and his love for the church. He will be missed by the many people who came to know him throughout his lifetime.
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Joseph Watson left a message on November 6, 2009:
Carolyn and I were very sorry to hear about Thad's passing. Our prayers are with him. Joe
Edith Backhausen, Paul Tetrault left a message on November 5, 2009:
We met Ted through Edith’s friendship with Renate. We had sundry occasions to get together. Our trips to “Barnacle Bill’s” and the Van Wezell were always lots of fun. We visited each other for special occasions such as birthdays. Our gatherings were always cordial and enjoyable. Ted seemed to particularly enjoy driving the Mercedes. Whenever it was his turn to drive we always had an entertaining ride. He was quite adept at getting out of the parking lot at the Van Wezell. Ted seemed to be quite religious. He faithfully attended mass on weekends even when this entailed some difficulty for himself. He was also partial to nice background music. He installed a sophisticated audio system in his home in Florida that he used extensively to everyone’s enjoyment. We also heard elaborate accounts of his travel with Renate on their trips to Europe. He seemed to thoroughly the company and surroundings. It is particularly unfortunate that that he had to cancel two of those excursions. His sudden health failure was quite unexpected. He seemed to be in comparative good condition at the beginning of the year. All reversals are unexpected but his was particularly so and so drastic. His passing away will generate empty spaces in all our lives.
Ingrid Holm left a message on November 3, 2009:
I first met Ted at his and Renate's beautiful wedding. I could tell they loved each other dearly. I noticed that they demonstrated not only a deep sense of devotion to each other but also a commitment to the cultivation of mutually-reassuring and ever-rewarding companionship. They were very good friends! My mom Wilma considers Renate to be her oldest and best friend. We were both grateful to attend the wedding. We were glad that we got to meet Ted. My mom thought he was a charming gentleman who was very friendly to us both. I thought highly of Ted. He was an interesting man to talk to. He made perceptive comments about the business operations and employer-employee relationships at his workplace. He had a wry sense of humor. I could also tell that he was a spiritual man who cared about others, not just those in his own family but also those in the world at large. I'm glad that I had the chance to visit Ted and Renate at their home in Sarasota. When I arrived, Ted showed me to their sunny "Florida room", where Renate and Ted served two very nice meals. Ted had relaxing music playing in the background. He really seemed to value the positive effects of listening to music. He swept around the room, adjusting fans while standing against the backdrop of dappled light created by the palm leaves inside and out. From the backyard, he gave me grapefruits and oranges to take with me. Although our visit was short, I will always remember that pleasant day. I thought that Renate and Ted had made a lovely home for themselves in Florida. Although I wish I could have spent more time with Ted, I'm glad I had the chance to get to know him. I know that he will be deeply missed by Renate, his family, and many, many others.
Henry & Carol Zmuda left a message on October 30, 2009:
Till we meet again!
Carl and Mary Mooney left a message on October 28, 2009:
Ted was a very spiritual person, and we witnessed the death of his first wife Mary with him. His prayer for her departure was one of the loveliest prayers we have ever witnessed at such a time of sorrow. Thanks, Ted. Carl and Mary
Therese Fitzgerald left a message on October 26, 2009:
Dearest Renate--You know my prayers and love are with you. I am so very happy that we three were able to spend the month of July together. Being so far away here in Germany I can not come to you at this trying time but I remember that month we spent together fondly; you and I came to know and love each other so much more and I am grateful that I was able to spend time with my uncle while he was still cognizant of our sharing of our time and love. We laughed, we cried, we shared many family memories and made new ones. My prayers and love go out to you.
Dick & Nancy Williamson left a message on October 25, 2009:
A candle was lit by Dick & Nancy Williamson on 2009/10/25
Catherine A. Cobeaga left a message on October 25, 2009:
Sweet Renata, I received your message today (Oct 25) and am so sorry for our loss! Ted was one of my angels. He brought God's love and acceptance into my life for over 30 years. I will always love him and my prayers are with you. Catherine
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Marie & Joe Carlo left a message on October 23, 2009:
Dear Renate and family, We are writing to express our deepest sympathy and sorrow upon the death of Ted...We didn't know he was sick and when we saw the obituary notitice we were in total shock! We have fond memories of Ted dating back to the 1980's when he was a Trustee of Seminarians Tuition Aid, Fund, Inc. along with ourselves and five others. Some of them have already gone home to God but those remaining were contacted by us and they, too, express their shock and deepest condolences. Of course we also have great and happy memories when Ted brought you to our home to introduce you as his soon to be bride followed by the happy memories of your wedding...That was our last memory of the two of you at your best and sharing this day with you and your family was a big part of our lives...Ted had kept in touch by phone after you moved to Florida and recalling those conversations told us how happy he was and how much in love he was with you, Renate and also with God...We will offer our prayers and celebrations at Mass for the happy repose of his soul.
Judy Dugan/Bob Davidson left a message on October 23, 2009:
Our deepest sympathy to you and family, Ted was a great neighbor and very helpful to us when we moved to Tri Par. We will miss him at the pool.
Tri-Par Trustees & Employees left a message on October 22, 2009:
Our Sincerest Condolences
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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