Gary Tedeschi

1947 - 2013





Born in 1947 in Illinois. Passed away 8/8/2013 in Loma Linda, CA fighting cancer. Beloved spouse, father, grandfather,
brother, friend, teacher. Gary came to Sunny-mead in 1952, attended the old Moreno Elementary School,
Alessandro Middle School, and Poly High School. He left Sunnymead to serve in the U.S. Army as a Squad Leader
and Platoon Sergeant based in Pleiku, Vietnam. After Vietnam he was accepted into the U.S. Navy as an officer
but declined and moved to Riverside, returned to Moreno Valley in 1983. Gary earned his AA degree in
Business at RCC and was a very successful Sales Rep. for Moore Business Forms and Prentice Hall Publishing Company.
He received a BA Degree in Cultural Anthropology, his MA Degree in Education and his California Administrative Credential
from Cal State University, San Bernardino; he earned his California Teacher Credential from UCR. He worked in the
Alvord Unified School District for more than 20 years as a popular teacher and administrator. Gary is survived by wife
of 42 years, Verena; son Ian; daughter Lindsay; grand-daughters Rhiannon and Laci; brothers James and Robert;
friends, and former "Brothers in Arms,"; and several pets, including his favorite dog, Tatiana. He will be interred
at the National Cemetery in Riverside, CA, date to be announced in Sept.

Published in Press-Enterprise from August 23 to August 25, 2013
- See more at:




Gary Tedeschi in Vietnam with 1/22 Infantry

Photo courtesy of Fred Childs



Birth: Aug. 18, 1947
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2013
Loma Linda
San Bernardino County
California, USA

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside County
California, USA


Marker for Gary Tedeschi

Photo by Sadie & Edgar ? from the Find A Grave website






Top photo from Fred Childs









Home | Photos | Battles & History | Current |
Rosters & Reports | Medal of Honor | Killed in Action |
Personnel Locator | Commanders | Station List | Campaigns |
Honors | Insignia & Memorabilia | 4-42 Artillery | Taps |
What's New | Editorial | Links |