Week 3. What memories do you have of your father (his name, birth date, birthplace, parents, and so on)?
My Dad Joseph John Tencza, was born August 29th 1944 to Joseph and Marguerite Tencza in New Port, Rhode Island
I have so many memories of my Dad, but most of them revolve around our milatray moves and the long extended road trips to get from one duty station to the next. Our longest trip was coming back stateside from Hawaii. We had to pick up our car in LA, where we stayed with my moms aunt and uncle for a few days to adjust. Then it was cross country to Maryland. We crossed through some beautiful country on that trip and got a chance to hike in Zion National park. My other fond memories all have to do with road races. My father was an avid jogger and would drag my brother and I along for fun runs. 5-10K. We were always moving
I was lucky enough to have him around for 33 yrs of my life. Unfortunately he lost his fight with Leukemia April 8th 2007