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A service for John Joseph Terzian was held Nov. 7, 2002, in Taylor Family Funeral Home, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Terzian, 61, a Buffalo native, died Nov. 3, 2002, in his home in St. Petersburg after a long illness.

He attended St. Thomas Aquinas School and South Park High School and at age 17 enlisted in the Army.

He returned to Buffalo, married Catherine Tout, and they raised six children. In the 1970s, Terzian worked as a foreman for Tree Pickle Co. He then worked as a supervisor for Erie Scientific Corp. and relocated with the company to Hampton, N.H., in 1979. He was later employed as a maintenance supervisor for APM Pall Corp. until his retirement.

Throughout his life, he was an amateur inventor, creating new machinery parts for his employers to improve efficiency.

He is survived by two sons, John J. II of Raiford, N.C., and Charles of St. Petersburg; four daughters, Holly McGinness and Catherine, both of St. Petersburg, Patricia Spivey of Seminole, Fla., and Deanna Krause of Redwood City, Calif.; a sister, Mary Blake of Buffalo; a brother, Peter of Holland; and eight grandchildren.


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