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Frederick Testa

Frederick Joseph "Fred" Testa

Wednesday, September 24, 1947 - Sunday, August 30, 2020
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August 30, 2020 Lake Linden

Frederick “Fred” Testa, 72, a resident of Lake Linden passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday morning August 30, 2020 after courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on September 24, 1947 in Herkimer, New York a son of the late Nickolas and Mary (Piscione) Testa.

He graduated from Herkimer High School with the class of 1965 and then attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, New York.

On June 21, 1985 he was united in marriage to the former Joann Crouch in Lake Linden.

Fred Worked as a mason/brick layer for his entire 51 year working career. Locally he worked at Mattila Construction and at Moyle Construction for 25 years. He took a lot of pride in the work he did, whether it was a fireplace or a chimney. Fred was most proud of the work he did at the Italian Hall, reconstructing the current Italian Hall Memorial.

He enjoyed flying and received his pilot’s license in 1978 at Manassas, VA. He was a 1st Lt. with the Civil Air Patrol.

Fred was a life member of the NRA and a member of the Skinny Club. Enjoyed many hours at their hunting camp.

Preceding him in death was Parents, Mother and Father in law, Leonard and Lucille Crouch, Nephews John Piippo and Anthony Riente, brother in laws: Richard Beiring and Larry Rheault and sister in law: Debra Beiring.

Suriviving are: His Wife JoAnn

Sisters: Mary (Thomas) Thomas of Herkimer, NY
Carol (John) Riente of Fairfax, VA

Sister-in-laws: Lennet (David) Piippo of Hubbell
Sandra Rheault of Bootjack, Cheryl (Peter) Stevens of Lake Linden
Brother-in-laws: Drew (Amee) Crouch of Hubbell, John (Paula) Crouch of Sault Ste. Marie, Randall (Kathy) Crouch Calumet and Chris (Nancy) Crouch of Hancock

Uncle: Ron (Janice) Crouch

Aunt: Josephine Zubiena

Special Cousin Joe Enrietti

A very special person Matt Sutinen

Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Portage Home Care and Hospice and to Dr. Liston for the care given to Fred in his final days.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM in the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Friends may call at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1-4 PM
Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lake Linden.
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Posted at 11:18am
We are so sad to hear of Fred's passing. It was always so pleasant to bump into you and visit when we were both dealing with health concerns. John so enjoyed seeing Fred and catching up at Skinny Club as well. We offer you our sincere sympathy and hope that you find comfort and peace as time passes.
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John & Monica Rovano



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Donna Mac

Posted at 09:03pm
So sorry about Fred....God's peace and love to all. Fly HIGH Fred! Put on the big wings and let er rip...you already know how! Love to all. Auntie.
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Maj Jeffery Burl CAP

Posted at 08:06pm
From U.S. Air Force Aux., Civil Air Patrol: Maj Jeffery Burl/Cmdr., Unit #GLR-MI-022 of which Lt Fred Testa was a member. Thank you for your service.
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Hendra

Posted at 07:29pm
Fred was one great man. Always had a smile. RIP in piece. You will be dearly missed.
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Chris Crouch

Posted at 01:44pm
Heaven gained and we lost a VERY talented stone/brick/block mason, Fred was a quiet friendly helpful man, he will be missed. R.I.P. Freddie. Chris/Nancy Crouch &Family
 
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William Codere Posted at 02:14pm

Sorry for your loss. Fred was such a kind man. He always had time to say hello. R.I.P. Fred
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