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Thomas A. Tedesco

November 14, 2023

Thomas Tedesco Obituary

Thomas A. “Tip” Tedesco, 101, of Union Dale, died Tuesday November 14th at the Forest City Nursing Center.  His wife of 65 years was the former Sylvia Constance Pieniazek, who died June 1, 2011.

Born in Forest City, son of the late Thomas and Margaret Swegel Tedesco, Tip enlisted in the US Navy in September 1942, and served in the central Pacific with a carrier aircraft service unit as an aviation electrician’s mate, 2nd class.  He was stationed at Alameda, California, Livermore California Naval Air Station, Clinton, Oklahoma, and Maui Hawaii.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 254, Forest City.  Tip was employed by the Dairymen’s League Co-op at Herrick Center and Central Squire, NY.  He was employed at the Adams Cheese plant in Adams, NY, from where he received a gold medal from the NY State Agriculture and Markets for the best cheese in 1954.  Tip was a field representative for the Metropolitan Milk Producers Agency in Syracuse, NY and a field man for the Northeast Dairy Co-op in Syracuse, NY, where he did quality inspections of dairies.  He was also an approved milk inspector for New York State, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the US Department of Agriculture.  Tip was an honorary member of the Union Dale Volunteer Fire Company.   He was an avid bowler and loved to play baseball, as a first baseman.

Surviving are four sons: Daniel Tedesco and wife Linda; Alan Tedesco and wife Carla; Joseph Tedesco and wife Michelle; and Rick Tedesco and wife Cathy; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother: James Tedesco; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers: Francis “Butch” and Robert Tedesco; and two sisters: Marge Trovei and Agnes Rutkowski.

As per his request, cremation was held.  Interment will be held at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Forest City.  Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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