Ted E. Rosica Portrait
Ted E. Rosica
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 6, 1923
  • Place of birth:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: May 22, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Granite Bay, California, United States
Loving husband, father, grandfather, family member and friend. Lived a life blessed by God.

On May 22, 2015 Ted E. Rosica passed away at the age of 92 after struggling with Alzheimer’s and other ailments over the past several years.  Ted is survived by the love of his life and wife of 44+ years Sherry, his son Jeff, daughter-in-law Terri and granddaughter Sofia which he called his “little sweetheart”.   Ted was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.

Ted was born in New York City in 1923 to James and Josephine Rosica, who both emigrated from Italy.  Ted’s family is a tight knit, proud Italian family that included his brother Archie and sister Julie, both of whom are previously deceased.  However, Ted leaves behind a large, loving extended family on the east coast who will miss him.

Ted spent 36+ years in the military including several years of active duty service in both the US Navy and US Air Force during WWII, and 31 years of civilian and reserve service in the US Air Force Reserves, which he retired from in 1979.  Ted moved to the Roseville/Granite Bay, CA area in 1981 with his family, and became a very successful real estate broker where he achieved life member status of the Masters Club in both Placer and Sacramento counties and was top salesperson in 1983 in Placer County.

Ted was a lifelong Catholic who worshiped at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay, CA.  He felt blessed by God his whole life, and always lived his life as a terrific example to his family and friends. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday May 30th at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Road - Granite Bay, CA.  Graveside burial will immediately follow at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Sacramento, CA. 

Funeral Home: Chapel of the Valley (916) 797-1448 or www.chapelofthevalley.com. If preferred, in lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made in his memory at either of the following:

- Alzheimer’s Association ("Ted Rosica in Memory Fund” tribute fund) at this link:
or via phone at (800) 272-3900.

- St Joseph Marello Catholic Church at www.stjosephmarello.org or via phone at (916) 786-5001.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Leonora Leacock on 21st August 2015

"My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Ted.  My dad (Anthony Carcaramo) was in the service with him and they were good friends back in the earlier days in Newburgh, NY.  My dad passed away 18 years ago.  I now live in CA and looked up Ted last year to find that he didn't live too far away from me (Woodland, CA).  We had a nice chat and he told me he has had a wonderful life.  RIP Ted! God Bless!"

This tribute was added by donna guyette on 31st May 2015

"so sorry God be with you."

This tribute was added by donna guyette on 31st May 2015

"So sorry, Ted is gone but he had a loving life.  Wish I lived closer so I could of seen all of you.  God be with you  he will see you through all the bad times and give you many good times.Rod keeps me up to date.  He is a wonderful man.  Love Donn"

This tribute was added by Frank Jung on 29th May 2015

"Me and my family wish you and your family all the power you need to overcome this significant loss. I know how it feels, since my mother dies in Feb. 2015 and I just emptied and returned her apartment on Wednesday this week. I am glad that your father passed away having had children admiring and honoring him the way you did. God bless his soul, you and your family. There's one hope: we'll all meet again some day. I'm looking forward to that!"

This tribute was added by geri madden-vicari on 27th May 2015

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sherry and the entire family. I have such fond memories of our visit with Ted & Sherry back in the early 1970!s. They welcomed a station wagon full of us 'hippie' as we traveled through California! Then when I moved to California for a brief period of time we visited them yet again with Archie! Great man, great family. God rest your soul Uncle Ted! Xoxo. Geri & John Vicari"

This tribute was added by Jill Chrisco-Brown on 26th May 2015

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family.  May your memories of Ted always be held close to your hearts, and always see you through the sadness.  Always remember Ted with a smile, it's what he'd want."

This tribute was added by Gene&Judieth Brack on 25th May 2015

"FROM: one father to another, one veteran to another, one grandpa to another, and in-laws...we shall miss you and thanks for the memories.
Our blessings...JUDE 24 & 25."

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