We’ve Moved! 400 Hammond Road West

Alfred "Ted" Roney

February 6, 1938 - October 23, 2018
Traverse City, MI



Saturday, May 18, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Elmbrook Golf Course
1750 Townline Rd. (off of Hammond Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49696

The family will greet friends starting at 10 am.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
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Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
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Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
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Premier Floral Design and Gift Emporium
800 Cottageview Dr., Ste 55
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-1167
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Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


Alfred “Ted” Charles Roney, 80, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at the Munson Hospital Hospice House.

Ted was born February 6, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Alfred and Genevieve (Sistek) Roney. Ted graduated from Penn Hills High School in 1955. After graduation, he married and then, enlisted in the Air Force where he served for 4 years.

Ted moved to Traverse City with his wife and children in 1973. He attended NMC, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics.

As a teen, Ted was a caddy at area golf courses and country clubs in the Pittsburgh area. He learned many skills through that job, and became an avid golfer himself. Ted was golfing 18 holes almost daily just weeks before his death. Ted always used to tell how the “younger guys” on the course were amazed at how far he could hit a ball.

Ted loved technology, especially computers. Ted enjoyed creating and editing photos. Often, with the intention of making family laugh. He had a wicked sense of humor and found joy in being silly. Especially, if he had someone being silly right back. Ted, also, had a great passion for music, especially jazz.

On Sundays during football season, Ted could be heard yelling at the TV, cheering on his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ted is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol Jean (Bounting) Roney. Children, Lee Ann Metcalf of Nashville, TN, Alfred Jr. “Ted” (Vickie) Roney of Kingsley and Dean William Roney of Traverse City; Step-children, James Gainforth, Jay (Sue) Gainforth and Julie Gainforth; Grandchildren, Chris McPherson, Misty Regalado, Aeron Cabinaw , Brandon Gainforth and Anna Gainforth; several Great-Grandchildren; A sister, Eleanor Bigenho of Roseville and his former wife, Marlene Detour of Traverse City.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. A celebration of life will be held 11 am, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Elmbrook Golf Club, Traverse City. The family will greet friends starting at 10 am. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family