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1st Lt. Frederick J. Testa

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September 3, 2020

1st Lt. Frederick J. Testa
Copper Country Senior Squadron
Michigan Wing

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.
Greg Putnam, Lt. Col., CAP