Sunday, March 1, 2009
Daniel Charles Testa, 81, loving husband, father and grandfather died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 27, 2009. He was born on July 8, 1927 in Akron, Ohio to Sadie (Priolo) and Tony Testa. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles "Chic" Testa. Dan is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Ann; children, John (Donna), David, Danny (Dawn), Jerry (Elizabeth), Marianne (Kevin) Tamminen and former daughter-in-law, Monique Andrea; grandchildren, Brett and Ryan, Nicole and Joshua, Courtney (Paul) Stennett, Daniel and Danielle, Caleigh, Analeise, Joseph and Jacob, David and Sarah and his first great grandchild due in July; sisters-in-law, Madeline Jobe and Sue Testa; brother-in-law, Guy (Marty) Wilhite; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Dan served in the U.S. Army and retired from Akron Steel Treating. His favorite past time was spending time with his grandchildren, gardening and wood working. The most important lessons in life were instilled in us by you - family first; you only need three good friends in life; there are two places you can get really close to God - church and in the garden. Dad - you had a wonderful life; you were blessed with a loving wife, caring and devoted children and grandchildren, good neighbors, and more than three friends. You gave endlessly to all of us and made our lives much richer by your love, wisdom, guidance and patience. You will be missed more than words can ever express. Rest in peace, we love you Dad! The family would like to thank Luke Fronapfel, Summa Homecare and Summa Hospice. Special thanks to his daughter-in-law, Dawn Testa for the special care she gave to Dad over the last six months.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1580 Brown St. Akron. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main St. Akron. Memorial contributions may be made to the Interval Brotherhood Home or to St. Paul's Building Fund. [Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, Sunday, March 1, 2009, page B7, col. 2]