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Retired physician, former Interim CEO and Vice President of Medical Affairs of Franciscan Healthcare Dyer/Hammond/Munster, Indiana, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018, in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 65. He resided in Mundelein, Vernon Hills, and Arlington Heights, before returning to Chicago. He graduated from St Benedict High School, Chicago, and received his BS in Biology with honors, from Loyola University in 1974. Among his many accomplishments, "Doctor T," "Dr. Fingers," or just plain "T," as he came to be known among colleagues, patients and friends, was noted for his dedication to and work in the areas of addiction and substance abuse. He was a compassionate and consummate physician, teacher, and administrator. He was passionate about music and guitar performance, having performed with numerous Rock & Roll and Alternative Country ensembles over the years, often with his brothers. Dr. Teolis was the cherished son of Arlene M. Teolis and the late Deacon Matthew F. Teolis; beloved husband of Lynn (nee Glatz); dear brother of Michael (Cynthia), Jane Wojtkiewicz (Alan), James (Kristi), Lawrence, and Robert (Alex), and uncle to several nieces and nephews and one grandniece; a special brother-in-law to Paula Quagleisi, Tom Glatz, Mary Ann Glatz, Gail (Jay) Corgiat, and John Glatz; step father to Jacquelyn (Nick) Anderson and Grandpa Matt to her children. He loved to laugh and always had a joke ready or wanted to hear a new one. He was treasured, and the strength and source of inspiration to many. Memorial services are pending. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Franciscan Health Foundation-Behavioral Health, Northern Indiana; 2050 N Main St; Crown Point, IL 46307
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Sept. 16, 2018
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