ROBERT DOMINIC TESTA
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AUSTINTOWN - Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church for Robert Dominic Testa, 83, who died Sunday at The Cleveland Clinic.
Robert was born April 26, 1936, in Youngstown to Mary DiNoble Testa and Anthony Testa.
He was graduate of The Rayen School, Youngstown State University and Westminster College.
Mr. Testa was a teacher in the Austintown School system for 35 years before his retirement and also was a well-known master craftsman and artist.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Testa, whom he married on July 27, 1957; two daughters, Diana Cassidy (Dennis) of Bermuda and Terie Wahib (Shokri) of Westlake; his grandchildren, Amanda Cassidy-Baras (Shannon,) and Tara Cassidy of Bermuda and Elijah and Sophia Wahib of Westlake; and great-grandchildren Nathan and Ryleigh Cassidy-Baras of Bermuda.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Anthony; a sister, Santarella; and a daughter, Lora.
Friends may call on Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel and for half an hour prior to services Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to West Side Cats - Adopt-a-Pet.com, 4305 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 or Animal Charity of Ohio, 4140 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.
This tribute may be viewed at www.higgins-reardon.com and condolences can be sent.
“I remember Mr. Testa as my 8th grade math teacher back in 1975 at Frank Ohl Middle School. He had a great sense of humor that all us kids loved. His attitude later inspired me to become a middle school teacher myself. I also remember telling him how much I liked 1950s music & his bringing in records for me to take home & listen to. He was respected & liked by students who weren't very likely to give that. There was no teacher before or after him that I admired as much. I'm sorry for your loss.”
» Art Dietz on August 23, 2019
My deepest sympathy
“My mom and I both had Mr. Testa for math. He made learning so much fun. He also warned us not to let the upperclassmen at Fitch try to sell us pool passes when we got there the following year. I truly enjoyed having him for a teacher. I'll never forget him. My deepest sypathy. ”
» Beth Morell on August 20, 2019
“Mr Tests was a great teacher very intelligent. class of 1971 ”
» Danny Brothers on August 15, 2019
My sincerest condolences
“I've never forgotten my 8th grade year and having Mr. Testa for math. I was 1 of 2 girls in a class filled with guys and of course he teased me about it constantly. He always asked if I was trying out for cheerleading because my hands never stopped moving when I was talking (I'm part Italian). I've often thought about him since leaving Frank Ohl and leaving the "big house" as they called Fitch over these years. He was a great teacher and a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this difficult time. ”
» Michelle Adams on August 14, 2019
“Bob, myself and many of our teaching associates were in workshops together for the Austintown Schools. He certainly was a credit to the profession. My deepest sympathy is extended to the Testa family. ”
» Frank Sachire on August 15, 2019
Rest In Peace
“Mr Testa was the best math teacher I ever had. He taught with the best intentions, cared about his students and had a great feisty side. May he Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord. ”
» Mickie Zerbonia on August 14, 2019
A great teacher , My deepest sympathy
“I still remember his class at Frank Ohl in Austintown from the late 1970s. Excellent teacher. My deepest condolences. ”
» Donald Mascola on August 14, 2019
With deepest condolences
“To the Dear Family of Bob, Our deepest condolences to you all, may Bob, rest in peace with the angels. He was a wonderful man that we had the pleasure of knowing. He will be deeply missed. love to you, Pam, Nesi, Natalie Turchi”
» Turchi Family on August 14, 2019