In Loving Memory of Richard Telega

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Richard ‘Rick’ Telega
Lordstown retiree enjoyed outdoors, had family here

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio — Richard “Rick” Telega of Southington passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at 5:36 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, in his home. He was 63. Mr. Telega was born March 9, 1948, in Sharon to Theodore Edward and Helen Ann Kustron Telega. Rick attended Farrell area schools. He worked for 30 years as an auto assembler at General Motors’ Lordstown (Ohio) car assembly plant, retiring in 2001. A Navy veteran, Mr. Telega served during the Vietnam conflict from 1966-70. Rick enjoyed the outdoors, doing yard work and traveling. He was a past member of the Veterans Committee of United Auto Workers. Surviving are his mother, Helen Ann Telega, Farrell; the love of his life, Carol A. Reese, Bessemer, Pa.; two sisters, Elain Spaulding and her husband David R.; and Diane Telega and her husband Sheldon Spiva, all Hermitage; five
brothers, John Telega and his wife Lona, Birmingham, Ala.; David Telega and his wife Karla, Charleston, N.C.; and Andrew Telega, Tom Telega and Timothy Telega, all Farrell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his father.

Calling hours:
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (5-4-11) and 11 a.m. to time of service Thursday (5-5-11) in
JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage.

Funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home chapel with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, West Middlesex; and American Legion Post 432, Wheatland.

Holy Cross Cemetery, Hermitage.

03/09/1948  -  04/30/2011

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Born: March 9, 1948

Place of Birth: Sharon, PA

Death: April 30, 2011

Place of Death: Southington, OH

Helen Ann (Kustron) Telega, Mother

Carol A. Reese, Love Of His Life

Elain Spaulding (Husband: David), Sister

Diane Telega (Husband: Sheldon Spiva), Sister

John Telega (Wife: Lona), Brother

David Telega (Wife: Karla), Brother

Andrew Telega, Brother

Tom Telega, Brother

Timothy Telega, Brother

Theodore Edward Telega, Father

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