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James Tellefsen Jr.


1933 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
James Tellefsen Jr. Obituary
James Tellefsen, Jr.

Swearengin, AL - 11/30/1933-5/10/2019

James Tellefsen, Jr., died Friday, May 10, at his home in Scottsboro, Alabama. He was 85. His wife of 44 years, Martha Green Tellefsen, was at his side.

Jim was born November 30, 1933, in Jersey City, NJ, to James and Anna Freudenberg Tellefsen. He attended the Cooper Union in New York City, and fulfilled his lifelong dream to become an architect. His firm, Tellefsen Mader & Associates in Teterboro, NJ, designed numerous office and industrial buildings, churches, banks and homes throughout northern New Jersey.

Before moving to Alabama, he lived in Washington Township and Hillsdale, NJ. Jim served as a member of the Washington Township planning board, Construction Code Official for Teterboro, and Captain of the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

In addition to his wife, Martha, Jim is survived by his four children, Karen Tellefsen (Frank Houlihan) of Millington, NJ, Mark Tellefsen (Susan) of Savannah, GA, Linda Lewis of Swartswood Lake, NJ, and Paul Tellefsen (Anisia) of Davidson, NC. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Michele and Katlyn Lewis and Jessica Lewis Davey, and Ben, Maggie, James, Anna and Lauren Tellefsen; and 3 great grandchildren, Quinn Vantassel and Peter and Morgan Davey.

Jim is also survived by his brother, Gerald Tellefsen (Joan Trude) of St. Petersburg, FL. He was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy DeLorenzo and his son-in-law, Gary Lewis.

If friends or loved ones wish to honor Jim's memory, a donation to Great Expectations Ministries, 7 Rose Street, Woodville, AL 35776 would be most welcome.
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