Teddy C. Telesz, 97, of 1705 Brown St. New Castle passed away the morning of February 13, 2020 at Jameson Rehabilitation Center.
Teddy was born October 1, 1922 in New Castle. He was the son of the late Frank and Anna Smialowski Telesz. Teddy was married to the late Elizabeth Bucci Telesz. She preceded him in death on December 31, 2003. They were married for 53 years. Mr. Telesz was Roman Catholic and attended Holy Spirit Parish, Mary Mother of Hope site. Teddy was a graduate of Union High School, class of 1940.
Following graduation, Teddy entered the United States Army on November 26, 1945 in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Telesz was a member of the 538th Ordinance Tank Maintenance Company. Mr. Telesz earned the World War II Victory Medal and the Rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He was a marksman with the M-1 Rifle. Mr. Telesz was Honorably Discharged May 10, 1947 in Fort Dix separation center, NJ. Teddy worked as a Riveter in the Pennsylvania Railroad Car Shop for 10 years. He retired after 28 years of service at Wean United Engineering in Youngstown, Ohio as a Machine Operator. Teddy was a member of Kasimir Pulaski club. He enjoyed playing baseball, bowling, and golf. Teddy was a fan of all Pittsburgh Sports teams. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends; especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Telesz is survived by his two children; John P. (Shary) Telesz of El Paso, TX, and Patricia A. (Leon) Kresowaty of New Castle; sister, Mary Klocek of Cincinnati, OH; six grandchildren, Mark Telesz, Andrea (Adam) Heard, Brian (Jenni) Telesz, Amy (Brad) Horey, Jason Kresowaty, and Kevin Kresowaty; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Heard, Aubrey Heard, Jacob Telesz, Ethan Telesz, and Elliott Horey.
In addition to his parents and wife Elizabeth, Teddy was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Stanley, Walter and Frank Telesz; sister, Helen Golba; and great-granddaughter, Mia Telesz.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening, February 16th at the Noga Funeral Home, Inc. 1142 S. Mill Street. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform military honors at 7:45 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Additional calling hours will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to leaving for Mass.
A procession will leave the funeral home Monday morning at 1:30 a.m. for Holy Spirit Parish, Mary Mother of Hope site, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Father Philip Farrell will officiate. Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery.
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