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William A. Tedesco

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William A. Tedesco

AGE: 95 • Whiting

William A. Tedesco, 95, of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 9, 2014, Arista Care at Whiting. His career began in commercial art and fashion but he has been in the leather design industry as a cutter since the 1940's and more recently for Robert Lewis Inc., in New York City where he retired in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 9503, Bayville. He was also a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, Whiting. Born in New York City, he resided in Bayonne for many years, moving to Whiting in 1974. William is predeceased by his wife of 28 years, the late Theresa (nee Lagriola) Tedesco in 1982. He is also predeceased by his 4 siblings, a sister, Theresa Simioni in 1984; a brother, Louis Tedesco in 1989; a sister, Marie Gagen in 1996; and a sister, Helen Altonen in 2012. William is survived by numerous nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 13 at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Road, Whiting. A Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, June 14 from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 30 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting. Committal to include Military Honors will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, 1722 Silverton Road, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully request considering a donation to Greater New Jersey , 400 Morris Ave. #251, Denville, NJ 07834. Phone (973) 586-4300. To write a tribute, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 12, 2014
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