Dr. Iadeluca–Part of Our History

Tony Tedeschi provides hardcopy book for all to enjoy

One of the first stories I recall editing when I first came to Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine as interim editor in 2015 is Dr. Robert Iadeluca’s. I didn’t have much, if anything to edit. The words expressed every nuance he was trying to impart and the stories were captivating, with no grammatical or spelling errors. His words share a wisdom the likes of which we may never know.

In honor of his work, Tony Tedeschi of Piedmont Press & Graphics and former publisher of the Lifestyle Magazines, created and printed a hardcover book that contains all the stories that Dr. Iadeluca ever contributed to the magazines over the years. On September 12, 2017, Tedeschi presented a copy of The Words of Wisdom of a Renaissance Man: Dr. Robert Iadeluca to both Dr. Iadeluca and to Maria Del Rosso, Fauquier County Public Library Director. The Words of Wisdom of a Renaissance Man: Dr. Robert Iadeluca will be available in early October for county residents to check out at the Fauquier County Public Library. Del Rosso said, “We’re happy to add Dr. Ideluca’s collected columns to our library. Dr. Robby is a long-time presence of encouragement and inspiration in the community. His words will continue to compassionately  provide people with guidance and support.”

During my time with Dr. Robby, I asked him how he is enjoying retirement. He simply said, “I am bored. I want to wake up and go to work — to make a difference. I think I may have retired too young.” I truly hope that all of us take these words to heart and that we all, too, choose to make a difference everyday. Thank you, Dr. Iadeluca, for all the great stories and wisdom you have shared and continue to share with us.

For almost a decade, Dr. Robert “Robby” Iadeluca generously shared his wisdom, education and life experiences with the fine people of our region in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine. I looked forward to each article. Robby is one of those people that everyone likes and gravitates toward in a public setting.

Dr. Robby is one of those people that everyone likes and gravitates toward in a public setting. Few of us have lived a life as fully as he has and, approaching his 97th birthday, he still has so much to offer. He is smart, gracious, kind, persistent, witty, compassionate, and always a true gentleman. We should all be more like him.

Dr. Robert Iadeluca has made the world a better place every day. We are all sincerely grateful.” ~ Tony Tedeschi (Publisher, Lifestyle Magazines, 2005-2016)

Debbie Eisele
About Debbie Eisele 63 Articles
Debbie Eisele is a freelance writer and the Community Outreach Coordinator for Hero’s Bridge, a nonprofit serving older veterans. She lives in Warrenton with her husband and twin daughters.

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