DR. TODD PHILIP GINESTRA, 47 LADY LAKE, FL - Dr. Todd Philip Ginestra 47, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Crystal River, Florida. He was born in Rockford, Illinois and moved to the Lady Lake area in 2011, from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was a graduate of Boylan High School in Rockford, Illinois, and he received his medical degree in 1992, from the University of Illinois
and he was a Plastic Surgeon practicing most recently with the Mesos Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Lady Lake, Florida. He also proudly served as a Major in the U. S. Army Reserves as a Plastic Surgeon and was elevated to an "active duty" status and served in Iraq. When asked about Todd, those close to him use words like brilliant, kind, helpful, caring, articulate, analytical, precise, and that "he was a man of his own mind" to describe his personality. His son, Blake, states that he was the "Best Father you could ever ask for." He was happiest when he was spending quality time with his wife, Ginger, son, Blake and their golden retriever, Maggie. He truly loved being a doctor and loved caring for his patients. Todd was known as a phenomenal cook who enjoyed making "Sunday Frittatas" among many other dishes for his family and guests, but most of all, those closest to him will recollect that he was a loving husband, son, brother and a caring and nurturing father to his son, Blake. He was predeceased by his mother, Marilyn in 1999, and his sister, Mindy Trotter in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Ginger; his father, Philip (Marion) Ginestra of Rockford, IL; his son whom he adored, Blake; brothers, John (Krista) Ginestra of St. Louis, Missouri and Jay Ginestra of Rockford, IL; brother-in-law, Mark Trotter; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Fruitland Park, Florida on Monday, July 21, 2014. A second Celebration is being planned in Rockford in August - time to be determined. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to: The Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties, P. O. Box 896179, Leesburg, FL 34789. Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg, Florida has been entrusted with all arrangements.