By  on March 11, 2013

Services have been held for Theodore “Ted” Ronick, who worked for R.H. Macy & Co. for nearly 40 years. He died at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday after battling a number of ailments for many years. The cause of death was cancer, according to his son, David Ronick. He was 79.

Ronick joined Macy’s in 1955 and held a number of positions with the New York division until 1965 when he joined Bamberger’s, which later merged into Macy’s, as merchandise manager. In 1967, he was named vice president/merchandise administrator for men’s wear. In 1972, he was promoted to senior vice president with responsibility for men’s, juniors’, cosmetics and women’s shoes. In 1980, he became president/chief operating officer of the corporate buying division. He was promoted to chairman of that division in 1985. A year later, he became a member of Macy’s board.

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