91, of Springfield PA, passed away peacefully January 21, 2018 after a brief illness. Preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Frances. Survived by sons George M. (Lisa) and Dr. Andrew, grandchildren Kayla, Nicholas, Christopher and Elisabeth, brothers Stephen, Nicholas and Michael, and many nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by parents John and Mary (Payto) Teplica, brothers John and Joseph, and sisters Mary Mirilovich, Margaret Evans, Anna Mishurda, Helen Teplica and Pauline Fetsko. A native of Johnstown, Mr. Teplica served in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War as a V-5 Aviation Cadet. He was a graduate of Penn State University. Mr. Teplica moved to Philadelphia in 1950 to work as a mechanical engineer at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, from where he retired after a 36-year career. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and enjoyed a life of simplicity and quiet pursuits.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Bryn Mawr Hospital, Intensive Care Unit. Services were private. www.danjolell.com
Published on January 26, 2018