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Teklu Abere Desta (87 years old) of San Jose, CA passed on January 14, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on March 30, 1930 in Holeta, Ethiopia and earned his degree in Teaching from Addis Ababa University. Mr. Teklu served as an educator and principal for over 35 years in Addis Ababa. He married his wife Tirunesh Belay Shibeshi on April 24, 1955, and together they raised seven children. He immigrated to San Jose, CA with his wife in 2004 in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Upon his arrival, he marveled at the freedoms and opportunities found here in the United States and became a citizen in 2010. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed attending church service, acquiring knowledge and spending time with his kids and grandkids. His funeral service was held on January 20, 2018 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife Tirunesh, his five children and his nine grandchildren.