The Woodbridge Board of Education last month kept a moment of silence in honor of a recent graduate, who had passed away just a few days prior. Logan Pierce Testa died Friday, September 14, 2018 of a brain tumor. He was 12 years old.
Logan had graduated from the elementary school in June and just started 7th grade at the Amity Middle School, Bethany. Logan enjoyed a full and active life, played baseball for the Beth-Wood Baseball League, enjoyed boxing, building things, drawing in his sketchbooks, and going to Walt Disney World. He was a WWE, Green Bay Packers and New York Yankees fan, and enjoyed watching all Marvel and DC Comics movies, Star Wars, also baseball, football and boxing.
It is his zest for the game that his baseball Coach Bob Zyskowski Jr. remembered most vividly about Logan. “He approached it with great vigor,” the coach said, “loved to get right into the mix.” Even while Logan was fighting the disease, he played at the highest level he could, Zyskowski said, adding “that was the beauty of watching him.” It was Logan’s enthusiasm that made him an inspiration to all, including his teammates, the coach said.
Named after a fictional character in Marvel’s Wolverine, Logan was the son of Paul and Stephanie Testa of Woodbridge. He also leaves a sister, Samantha Marion Testa, and his twin brother, Kalel Clark Testa.
A prayer service to celebrate his life took place at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Woodbridge. In lieu of flowers, the family asked for donations for the Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network (CERN) Foundation, PO Box 217, Zionsville, IN 46077. The North Haven Funeral Home, www.northhavenfuneral.com, was in charge of arrangements.
By Bettina Thiel – Woodbridge Town News Correspondent