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TETI, Vito Joseph
TETI - Vito Joseph After a short battle with Lung Cancer, Vito went to heaven on April 28th 2015 with his three sisters at his bedside.
Vito was born October 23rd 1943 in San Pedro California to Joseph and Sally Teti. He was the second of five Children. He grew up in Utica, Buffalo and Lancaster New York. He was always the caring big brother, watching out for his four sisters. In 1961 the family moved to Southern California. In his adult years he worked at a number of jobs that took him from Southern California to Hawaii and on to Alaska where he helped build the Alaska Pipeline.
Moving back to Southern California he found himself in the moving and storage business. Later, starting with one truck, he eventually owned and operated a fleet of moving vans. After a long career in the moving and storage business he retired and joined the families growing vacation rental business in Palm Desert, CA. Vito was an accomplished drummer and always had his drumsticks somewhere close at hand. He loved to read, especially anything that had to do with the American Indian, when it came to Indian history and lore he was the expert. He loved horse racing and especially the Kentucky Derby. Over the years he perfected his Italian Meatballs and Sauce and it was always in demand at any family gathering. You can find a video of Vito making his meatballs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIBdd4ikSvw or search for Uncle Vito's Meatballs by Don Presley.
Vito was preceded in death by his parents and his youngest sister Marie. He is survived by his three sisters, Barbara Streeby, Ceil Berntsen and Diana Anderson, his five children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Vito loved his family most of all and was a loyal friend to many. Vito, you helped so many during your short time here, it's now time for you to rest. We will love and miss you always...