Mr. Frederick D. Tempesta, 67, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at his home in Verona. A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona on Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Born in Glen Ridge, Mr. Tempesta was a lifelong resident of Verona. He graduated from Our Lady of the Lake Grammar School in 1959, Verona High School in 1963 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1973.
Mr. Tempesta was a cargo agent for Delta Airlines at Newark Airport for 29 years, retiring in 2001.
He is the only person who has served as a Captain and Life Member of both the Verona Ambulance Unit and the Verona Rescue Squad, recently completing 35 years of dedicated service. He was also an avid bowler and passionate train collector of Erie Lackawanna memorabilia.
Mr. Tempesta is the husband of Rosemary (nee Craig) Tempesta, the father of Deborah Tempesta, Daniel Tempesta (and his wife Erinn) and Ricky Tempesta (and his wife Shannon). He is also survived by his sister Donna Tempesta Heun and a grandson, Brady Tempesta.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Rescue Squad would be appreciated.
Deepest Sympathies and support in prayer for the F. Tempesta family and loved ones. Donna, and family. My dad also was President and member of the VRS for many years. He can greet Frederic at the gates of Heaven. He surely loved people and helping them. So much like the nature of God/ Jesus! Thinking always of others is what motivates men and women of courage to reach out and help their fellow man. Thank you for all of your 35 plus years of service. Job well done and now job completed, you can truly ” retire” in peace and comfort. Surrounded by Love, Joy and peace. Waiting for your loved ones to join you.