Deceased November 22, 2013
Hank Testa passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 85 on Nov. 22, 2013, in Ocala, Fla. He was a wonderful family man with a loving wife, Grayce, and eight children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He served in Korea as a Marine captain. Most of his career was in sales and sales management in the office products industry. Interestingly, his dad gave me my first job in sales out of Amherst, with Monroe Calculating Co. in Chicago.
Hank was a wonderful fraternity brother (Theta Delt) all these years. He and Grayce welcomed me with enthusiasm at their home in Ocala whenever I went to spring training baseball games in Florida. Over all these years, in New Jersey and Florida, he did an absolutely stunning job of keeping in touch with Amherst and fraternity friends. How he loved a good party! Even bringing up eight kids, he and Grayce missed very few Amherst class reunions, and what a joy to see them each time.
He lived life to the fullest. A good example of this was his vibrant interest in golf into his 80s and, I believe, shooting his age. And oh, how he loved to work around his yard and property. He will be sorely missed by many folks.
We all extend our sympathy to Grayce and his whole family.
Richard E. Thacher ’49