Obituary Details

Jerome "Jerry" Telep

December 12, 1935 - December 28, 2016

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St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Service information below.

Jerry Telep, 81, of Raleigh, passed away at his home Wednesday evening, December 28, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Peter Telep and Jean Shargay. He was a graduate of Grosse Pointe High School and then served in the United States Air Force from 1954-1957 as a Basic Airman and played the trumpet with the 544th Air Force Band Squadron. He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal. He attended the University of Detroit and Detroit College of Applied Science. He went on to become an engineer and worked in this profession for several years. He owned his own construction company before retiring.

Jerry was a long time member of Saint Raphael Catholic Church where he served as an usher and was an inactive 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing golf, working crossword puzzles, reading books and traveling (especially to the mountains) until his health no longer permitted. He collected eagles because he loved the peace and freedom they represented.

He was a cancer survivor for over 18 years. He was quite a fighter as he endured chronic pain over the last several years as a result of multiple other diagnoses. Jerry had a rough exterior but with a good sense of humor and a big heart. His faith was deep and strong.

Jerry is survived by Jean, his wife of 56 years, son Jerry, daughter Mary Wiseman, son-in-law Steve Wiseman, and two grandsons, Blake and Garrett, as well as many cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/ or a charity of your choice.
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Posted by:
Raleigh Medical Group
Posted on:
January 3, 2017
Sent a gift in memory of Jerome "Jerry" Telep
Posted by:
Margaret Chase
Posted on:
January 3, 2017
So sorry to learn of Jerry's death. He was a kind and faithful servant. God bless his lovely wife Jean.
Posted by:
Christy and Robin Bennett
Posted on:
December 30, 2016
Our sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jerry. Mama Sita and Mary, our hearts are heavy knowing the coming days and weeks will be especially hard. We love you and pray for comfort for you and the entire family. Let us know if we can do something else. The Bennett's
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St. Raphael the Archangel R.C. Church
5801 Falls of the Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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