Mr. Frederick Tortorici

  • Born: July 5, 1939
  • Died: November 25, 2021
  • Location: Easley, South Carolina

Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory - Powdersville Road

1425 Powdersville Road
Easley, SC 29642
Tel. (864) 442-1800

Tribute & Message From The Family

SMSGT Frederick Tortorici (Ret.)
Easley, SC

SMSGT Frederick Tortorici (Ret.), 82, husband of Carole Downey Tortorici, of Easley, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Tomasina Macaluso Tortorici.

Frederick proudly served with the United States Air Force for over 22 years and later retired again from the United States Postal Service after 20 years. He was of the Catholic faith.

Frederick was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and camp with his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, mentor, and devoted veteran.

In addition to his loving wife of 63 years, Frederick is survived by his son, Salvatore Charles Tortorici (Nancy) of Easley; daughters, Theresa Campbell (Alan) of Phoenix, AZ and LeeAnne Meola of Easley; sisters, Patricia Ferragine and Santina Tortorici; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Annetta Graziano (Louie); brother-in-law, Bob Ferragine; and a son-in-law, Vincent Meola.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, Powdersville Road. Entombment will follow in M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.

Posted by Patty, James, Andrew, & Nick Meola - Monument, CO - Family   December 02, 2021

My big brother I loved my whole life. You will be truly missed. Until we see each other again somewhere over the rainbow.

Posted by Santina Tortorici - Swansboro, NC - Sister   December 01, 2021

Daddy, you are my favorite storyteller. You always remembered such detail that most people long forget as years pile into decades. With a twinkle in your eye, the stories were not just entertaining, but the backdrops were rich with family histories. It was truly incredible that you remembered so much. Even now, I hear you. I am amazed by how many of your memories I hold in my heart. And how many times, through so many of my own military relocations, that you were standing by the door, even at ridiculous middle of the night departure hours. Waiting to give yet another hug goodbye and those words we all say "I will miss you too". I'm so grateful that I got to "live around the corner" for a decade. That you were able to come over and stories could happen at my table. You've blessed me in so many ways; but the rich family history is by far my most favorite. Now is the moment when all those "I will miss you too" mean so much, and even the very last one, when it was so difficult for you to do... you were at the door, 4am, ready, waiting so patiently. You always understood when I couldn't stay. So Daddy, until I finally come home... I will miss you too. Always. You are my True Blue Man. Amore` & Bacci.... Teri

Posted by Theresa Campbell - Phoenix, AZ - Daughter   November 30, 2021

Dad, I miss our talks and your advice. I miss knowing you were always there to guide me in the right direction. I miss my father, my best friend. I love you dad ❤

Posted by Sal Tortorici - Easley, SC - Son   November 30, 2021

You will always be in my heart Daddy. Because in there your still alive. ❤ I love you, your little one

Posted by Your daughter LeeAnne Meola - Easley, SC - Daughter   November 28, 2021

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