Telchin, Stan, Rev.
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Sep. 14, 1924 - Jun. 4, 2012
On Monday, June 4, Stan Telchin, 87, renowned author, public speaker, and missionary to the Jewish people passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Although he recently experienced a period of failing health, his spirit was strong and his life's passion for reaching others continued even up until his last moments. Stan was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather; a powerful evangelist and author; and a compassionate and attentive friend. He had a great capacity for love, a gentle spirit, and an enormous drive for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Stan served in the US Army during WWII. For many years, he was a very successful businessman in the Washington D.C. area. He served as a senior pastor of a congregation in Maryland for 14 years and ministered throughout North America and Europe. He has been interviewed and has frequently appeared as a guest teacher on scores of television and radio programs. Author of three books, he is best known for his very popular book Betrayed!, which has been translated into 38 languages. Stan has served as an evangelist for Jews for Jesus for the past 11 years.
He was predeceased by his wife Ethel; three brothers, Joe, Sam, and Charlie; a sister, Frances Nathan; and a son, Eugene Longobardi. He leaves his beloved wife Elaine; his daughter Judy Taillon and husband Michael ; a sister, Doris Beckler; grandchildren, Jennifer Casoni and husband Matt; Zachary Taillon, and Elizabeth Taillon; great-grandsons Isaac and Amos Casoni; son Stephen Longobardi, his wife Veronica and their daughter Lisa; son Eddie Longobardi and his wife, Elaine, and their children Laura, Aaron, and Daniel; son Chris Zaino, his wife Whitney and their son Justus; daughter-in-law Kelly Longobardi and her children Larry and Whitney; several nieces, nephews, and countless dear friends from around the world.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, June 11, at Church of Hope, 1560 Wendell Kent Road, Sarasota, Florida. See www.churchofhope.com for directions. Doors of the church will be open at 10 a.m., with a viewing and a service following. A luncheon will immediately follow the service.
It was Stan's request that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Jews for Jesus, in his memory. (Jews for Jesus, 60 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)
Published in Herald Tribune from June 7 to June 9, 2012