William Anthony Tedesco

March 24, 1919June 9, 2014

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


  • Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, June 13, 2014
  • Funeral Liturgy Saturday, June 14, 2014
  • Entombment Saturday, June 14, 2014

William Anthony Tedesco

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June 13, 2014

I will never forget you Bill. You made me smile every day while I took care of you at AristaCare. Your passing made me cry. Rest peacefully in God's loving arms. Until we meet again my friend..

June 12, 2014

I met Bill a month ago at AristaCare and found him to be warm, engaging and compassionate man. I will miss you Bill.