Edward "Benny" Telipski, 88, of the Greenwood section of Moosic and Lake Wallenpaupack Estates, died Wednesday at Geisinger Community Medical Center. His wife, the former Helen Barcoski, died Sept. 3, 1991.
Born in the Greenwood section of Moosic on April 17, 1925, he was a son of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Cresko Telipski and attended St. Mary's and Moosic schools. He was a proud veteran, serving our country during World War II with the U.S. Navy in which he served on destroyers in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
Benny worked for Wallace Construction and retired from Raymond & Sons, Dunmore. Throughout his construction career, he was very proud to be the clerk of the works at the Mid Valley Elementary School and Sports Complex and Riverside Elementary West School.
He was a founding member of the Greenwood Hose Co., and a member of the Taurus Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dupont, and the Polish American Social Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Vero Beach, Fla.
After the death of his wife, he met Stella Horchos and continued to polka, travel to Wildwood, N.J., and attend many fish fries.
He was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish and a former parishioner of St. Mary of Czestochowa Church and the Holy Name. Benny loved fishing with his grandson all over the United States, discussing politics and his dog, Lucky. Everyone will always remember the many fish fries he hosted over the years with the fish he caught at Lake Wallenpaupack Estates.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan A. Young; son, Robert; brother, Leo; three sisters, Terry, Janet and Mary.
Surviving are two grandchildren, Benjamin G. Young and his wife, Sheree, James Island, S.C., and Kimberly E. Young, Moosic; son-in-law, George T. Young, Moosic; nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis St., to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Pauselli, pastor. Interment with military honors will take place in St. Mary Czestochowa Cemetery, Moosic. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Please visit www.semiancares.com to share memories or extend condolences.
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union St Taylor, PA 18517
Published in Times Leader on May 17, 2013