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VENTURINI, Theodore Born May 28, 1932 in the town of Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg, to Richard and Marie Venturini. Ted met Marcelle as a young man through the circumstances of World War II, and the couple were happily married on May 5, 1956; they have celebrated a wonderful life together for the span of 60 plus years. After their marriage the two moved to Quebec, Canada briefly and from there to Ohio, near other family. Not long after their move into the U.S., Ted joined the United States Air Force. For a short time the young couple were separated because of deployments, but they were finally reunited in Calif. That is where they introduced to the world their daughter, Lydia. Ted proudly served in the Air Force from 1958-1979 with most of his career spent at Edwards AFB, Calif. He continued in his civilian life as a Flight Test Loadmaster for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) working on the C-17A program. Ted personified the American dream; immigrating from Europe to make a better way for himself and his family. He exercised a strong work ethic and an unwavering commitment to quality and excellence. He was a dedicated husband and father, an accomplished man, and a patriot. Ted died April 20, 2017. He is survived by his wife: Marcelle; daughter: Lydia Jowyk and son-in-law: Mark; sister: Lydia Colson; nieces: Viviane Buchanan, Michelle Gormley, and Marcella Wojcik. Services will be May 2, 2017, 10:00 am, at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary.

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