August 30, 2020 Lake Linden
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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.