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Joseph S. Tesoriero


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Joseph S. Tesoriero

AGE: 90 • Washington D.C.

Joseph ("Joe") S. Tesoriero of Washington, D.C., passed away of natural causes on October 18, 2016.

Joe was born in Bay Ridge, New York, on April 30th, 1926. He was the son of the late Salvatore Tesoriero and Jessie Purpura Tesoriero. Joe graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, and attended Columbia University on the G.I. Bill, where he obtained both a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering, and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having enlisted during World War II in the Army Special Training Program at age 17. He was an expert marksman, and rose to the rank of Company Commander.

After college and the army Joe joined Brooklyn Union Gas Company (now "National Grid USA"). He married Rosaire Aurora Marchione ("Sally"), and raised his family in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Joe was very active in St. Nicholas Parish in Palisades Park, New Jersey, where he started the first lending library for St. Nicholas School, and was an active member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus.

Joe retired from Brooklyn Union in 1983 and moved to Leisure Village West in Manchester, New Jersey. At LVW Joe was instrumental in founding the Computer Club, and was an active participant in the Bridge Club, and helped many residents to discover computerized bridge. Joe's wife Sally met an untimely death in 1990.

He is survived by his three sons and their spouses; Joseph and Jacqueline Tesoriero, Thomas Tesoriero and Robert Bertram, and Richard and Lisa Tesoriero, as well as five grandchildren, Joseph, Alexander, Christopher, Richard and Laura.

Joe was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His greatest pleasure was to spend time with his family, and he especially cherished his annual family vacations to the Adirondack Mountains. He will be remembered for his strong sense of duty and integrity, his exceptional memory, his quick wit, and his love of family.

A funeral service will be held for Joe at Saint Joseph Church, 300 Elm Street, Oradell, New Jersey, at 11:00 AM on Saturday October 29th.

A memorial service will also be held at 11AM on November 5th at Grand Oaks Assisted Living, 5901 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, D.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory can be made to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066 , Baltimore, Maryland, 21297-1066 (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org), or to Meals On Wheels America, 1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1004, Arlington, Virginia, 22202 (www.mealson wheelsamerica.org)
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 24, 2016
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