From a contemporary press report
Ronald F. Testa, 57, a Navy aviator who retired as a captain after serving as deputy chief of legislative affairs for the Navy, died of a heart attack June 21, 1998 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia.
Captain Testa was born in Boston and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1963. His military career included assignments in Hawaii, Florida, Bermuda and Washington, and command of air patrol squadrons. He attended the National War College and served as commander of a patrol wing at Barbers Point, Hawaii.
He settled in the Washington area in 1987 and retired in 1990. His decorations included a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal.
In retirement, he founded ATSET Group Inc., a management consulting organization specializing in aviation business development.
Survivors include his wife, Julie A. Testa, and his daughter, Pamela B. Testa, both of Alexandria.
TESTA, RONALD F., CAPT, USN (Ret)
On Sunday, June 21, 1998, beloved husband of Julie A. Testa; loving father of Pamela B. Testa; son of Fernanda Testa. Memorial Mass will be held at Ft. Myer Chapel on Wednesday, July 15, 1998 at 8:45 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, in memory of Capt. Ronald F. Testa, 25 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.
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