You do the STRESS, they do the REST!
by Cate Murway
“An apple a day won’t do it!” Vincent P. Vendetti, PCP ‘50
To our Neanderthal forefathers, stress was an indispensable component for survival.
That burst of adrenaline brought on by an encounter with a sabre-tooth tiger gave them the incredible speed to flee or the inconceivable strength to kill the monstrous beast.
Today's challenges probably do not include facing hungry carnivores, but office politics, TV news, and elections make for an equally stressful life – only now, running away is not an option. In today’s nerve-racking and challenging world, everyone needs a way to recharge and recuperate. It’s all about floating!
Try floating for a real rest- Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy [REST].
The Float Spa is an Epsom Salt-Water Hydrotherapy Environment for Home or Commercial Installations.
You do the stress; High-Tech Floatation will do the REST!
The Float Spa provides a therapeutic treatment that removes environmental demands rather than just manipulating them. In the floatation spa, you are able to take quality time out, and reach deep relaxation very quickly and without years of training or practice.
In the weightless, warm environment of the floatation spa, you are able to deeply relax your muscles. The Epson salts in the water also help the body to rid itself of lactic acid in the muscles, while the endorphins released by the brain during floating help with pain relief. The sudden de-stimulation of large areas of the nervous system that occurs during a float session triggers a natural chain-reaction throughout the body to remove stress and leave you feeling wonderful.
The whole body chemistry changes!
You do the stress; High-Tech Floatation will do the REST!
Andrew [means "a strong man"] Domenic Vendetti, BE ‘76/PennCo Tech secretly believes that there is more to life than we can know or prove. After a floating session, recharge with positive influences like meditation, reading, and journaling and plenty of time with positive people who inspire you.
Andy’s dad was the “tough businessman” [“My way or the highway!”] pharmacist Vincent Paul Vendetti, originally from Renovo, PA. He was an Ensign on the USS Makassar Strait, a Casablanca class escort carrier of the US Navy, a chief petty officer in charge of the ships stores and payroll. He met and married Marian Ellen [Sauter], Montoursville H.S. ’47, who was the secretary to the registrar at PCP.
Andy is the 4th of the 7 children. His siblings are Lower Bucks Hospital employee, Joan, who trained in culinary arts; Hawaii resident, landscaper Thomas Vincent; Florida resident, Jean; Margaret [Maggie], a pharmacy tech at Windsor Pharmacy; Maria, who also was a pharmacy tech; and Honesdale resident John [wife, Francene [Raccagno] from the Borough], who owns the Ponderosa Pines lakeside campground park. Tranquility at its best!
His mom, Marian was a Den leader for Andy’s Boy Scout Troop #120 along with Scout leaders, Dave Cummings and Jim Sharpe. He sees now that BSA projects involve your every day life for the rest of your life. He lives the oath: Trustworthy. Loyal. Helpful. Friendly. Courteous. Kind. Obedient. Cheerful. Thrifty. Brave. Clean. and [Reverent - not so much!].
He worked in the Windsor Pharmacy with his dad since he was about 8 years old, sweeping the floor and stocking the newspapers. He became even more of an asset when he got his driver’s license and was able to make deliveries!
According to Pharmacist Alan Joseph Vogenberg, PCP ’55, “Andy is an extremely talented, bright young man. When he commits himself to a project, he does it first class. I’m sure his work is the finest because of his attention to detail and his craft. He made an oak stand with no formal blueprint plans to hold cards and various items necessary while filling a prescription, that is still used in the Windsor Pharmacy today.”
Andy took automotive courses after high school and realized he derived much satisfaction from taking things apart and figuring out how they worked. His first important car that he rebuilt with his own hands was his 1969 442 [dubbed 4-4-2 based on its combination of four-barrel carburetor, four-speed transmission, and dual exhaust] Oldsmobile “muscle car”. The mind-spirit connection was growing.
A friend, the late Joe McDonald started a Kenpo/Kempo style Martial Arts club “Circle of the Tiger” at Bishop Egan and Andy inherited it. He technically earned a black belt under Joe’s tutelage. “You’re a student until you’re a master.”
The master then provided a class through the Neshaminy Adult education program.
This discipline had real intrinsic spiritual value to it.
Andy is also a private chef, doing all the grillwork and cooking for picnics, family parties and corporate gatherings. He built his own 55-gallon roasting drum oven for his business, “Party Chef” [215.741.HOGS].
It takes a lot of energy and muscle power and 16-18 hours to roast a whole 60 lb. pig! He needed to recuperate after a week of working in the Drug store and then toting his cooking equipment about.
A friend, Grass Valley, CA resident, Dave Seefelt introduced Andy to floating. He and Andy had grown up together in Kenwood and had kept in contact after the Seefelt family relocated to Michigan. Dave’s late father, Harry worked for U.S. Steel, the largest fully integrated steel producer in the U.S., Strick Trailers and later Fruehauf Trailer Corp. Dave hurt his back in the late 1970’s and had discovered floating therapy for healing. The float tanks were originally developed as a medical research tool but they were claustrophobic like a coffin. Dave evolved the design to be a Float Spa, a luxury fixture and called his business, Tank Alternatives. When he relocated to N.J., Andy experienced the patented design that allows any size person to completely stretch out while floating, while the entire spa, including enclosure, utilizes only a minimum amount of floor space.
His only question, “Why didn’t you call me sooner?”
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Andy was still working in the Windsor Pharmacy when the building behind the drug store became available in late November 1991. He began using that space as a workshop until they relocated to the Bristol on the Delaware location in 2001. HighTech Decks & Spas, Inc. is located in the building that originally was the Beaver Fire Company No. 4 from 1910-1948 [early pictures depict horse drawn equipment], and then housed the construction business of JP Marchese.
Andrew Vendetti is the President, David H. Seefelt is the Design Consultant and Fiber Productions in Bristol makes the float spas.
High-Tech has created the only "Open Room Environment™" design salt-water spa.
They create beautiful, easy-to-use environments for floating and healing with precise, customized plans for each and every project. The Float Spas feature superb craftsmanship and customized innovative design to provide the ultimate Float Spa experience.
With over twenty years of experience and hundreds of projects completed, their reputation in designing The Float Spa is unrivaled among knowledgeable and discriminating floaters. They work closely with each client to adapt their basic design to each client's personal needs for their particular site. Andy and Dave then construct the total environment to exacting specifications.
The Float Spa is extremely durable and requires low maintenance. All components have been carefully selected for quality and performance. The industrial-quality even radiant heating system maintains water temperature within 1/10 of a degree. The Float Spas are designed to be temperature and humidity controlled for the most comfortable floats.
Andy and Dave are tactful and friendly and good detail people because they overlook nothing!
Meticulous attention to every detail is evident in every aspect of each project. Andy tests and pre-assembles everything in his workshop to insure that an installation in your home or office can be promptly accomplished and you are ready to float without delay!
Can floating in the dark atop 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in filtered and oxygenated water, unable to access (or even hear) handheld computers or cell phones, be the next hot item for stressed-out executives and entrepreneurs?
The feeling of buoyancy and fluidic awareness experienced in flotation spas reconnects people to the deep peace and stillness required to recuperate one's chi (vital energy).
You will reduce stress and still the mind, bringing you balance, health and rejuvenation!
The Float Spa is possibly the most relaxing place on Earth.
Call to make an appointment to see a model float spa, the perfect gift for the person who has and does everything!
High-Tech Deck and Spas
Andrew D. Vendetti, President
David H. Seefelt, Design Consultant
910 Mansion Street
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Posted: February 10, 1994
VINCENT VENDETTI, 68, RETIRED PHARMACIST; WAS ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY
Vincent P. Vendetti, 68, a retired pharmacist who was an early and prominent resident of Levittown, died Feb. 2 at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia.
Mr. Vendetti was born in Renovo, Pa., where he graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1943.
From May 1943 to July 1946, he was an ensign in the Navy Reserves aboard the support escort carrier Makassar Strait off Guam and in the Philippines. He received several commendations.
Before and after his military duty, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. In 1950, he received a degree
from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where he starred as a point guard on the varsity basketball team. Mr. Vendetti had lived in Levittown for 39 years.
He owned the Windsor Pharmacy in Bristol Borough from 1953 to 1958 and in Levittown from 1955 until 1986. He was also president of Rollerama Inc. in Levittown from 1958 to 1983 and president of Windsor Enterprises Inc., trading as the Crossroads Inn, in Levittown.
He was a member of the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association and Bucks County Pharmaceutical Association, both since 1953, and the National Association of Retail Druggists.
Mr. Vendetti was a charter member and past president of the Levittown Exchange Club. He was named Mr. Levittown Exchange Club in 1977 and Mr. Pennsylvania Exchange Club in 1974.
In 1972, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Levittown Lions Club. He served on the Levittown 40th anniversary celebration committee.
He was a 38-year member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars' John Billington Post 6495 in Levittown and the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Italian-American Cultural Society and the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Vendetti was a director of the American Cancer Society for 15 years and served on the Easter Seal Advisory Council for 16 years. He helped with raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis WBCB Radiothon for 25 years and had been vice president of the Bucks County Handicapped Council.
He was active in the Boy Scouts and in April 1992, received the annual Community Leadership Award from the Bucks County Council for more than 20 years of service. He was a fund-raiser for the council and Troop 120 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Levittown.
Mr. Vendetti was also associated with the American Heart Association and served on the advisory council of the Bristol Township School District.
He was a member of the Bucks County Republican Committee and its Century Club. He was a member of the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority from 1980 to 1984 and in 1983 and 1984 was a member of the Bristol Township Government Study Commission.
In addition, he was a member of the Bristol Township Police Pension Fund Committee in 1987 and 1988.
For 36 years he was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Levittown, where he served on the finance committee since 1989.
Mr. Vendetti is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marian Sauter Vendetti; four daughters, Joan M. Matarazzo, Jean L. Rosso, Margaret E. DeRiggi and Maria J. Rosso; three sons, Thomas V., Andrew D. and John F., 13 grandchildren and a brother.
A Mass of Christian Burial was said Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Levittown. Burial was Saturday in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Renovo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, 120 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, Pa. 19047, or to St. Michael the Archangel School, 66 Levittown Pkwy., Levittown, Pa. 19054.
Arrangements were made by Beck-O'Neill-Strouse Funeral Directors in Levittown.