July 22, 2012 in Obituaries

Obituary: Tedesco, Joseph Alexander


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Dr. Joseph

Joseph Alexander Tedesco, MD was born in San Mateo, CA March, 10, 1931 and passed away on July 7, 2012. He was predeceased by his parents, Leona Valencia Tedesco, Joseph Alexander Tedesco and sister Fran Thomson.
Joseph graduated from San Mateo High School, Tulane University and moved to Cordova, Alaska to begin practicing medicine as a general practitioner in the late 1950’s. By the early 1960’s he returned to Tulane University to specialize in ophthalmology and later settled in Spokane opening the Valley Mission Eye Clinic.
Joseph is survived by his three children: Christine Tedesco, Mia Tedesco and Todd Tedesco as well as two twin granddaughters, one grandson, Paul Steinheiser and three beautiful great-grandsons.
Joseph had a passion for fishing, hunting, cooking, opera, the arts and having new experiences with friends and family all over the world. He continued to read and keep up on all the newest medical breakthroughs in research and always had an open mind to learning. He built two large aluminum jets boats and was a craftsman in designing his own home.
The family will hold a public service at a later date. The family wants to thank all his dear friends who stayed close to him and supported the family in his last weeks. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the NWMAC, 2316 E. First Ave., Spokane, WA 99201.

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