George Terlep
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TERLEP, George 87, died May 17. Born in Elkhart, IN, April 12, 1923, he married Alma Robinson March 2, 1946. He graduated from Elkhart High School and Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, where he played football under Frank Leahy on national championship teams. While in the Navy, he played football at Great Lakes under Paul Brown. Upon his discharge, he played for the Buffalo Bisons, Buffalo Bills, and later for the Cleveland Browns, who were undefeated in 1948, and won the national championship. He was a college football coach at five major universities in the United States. He was assistant coach, head coach and general manager in the Canadian Football League, winning 2 Grey Cup Championships. While in Canada, he had a weekly national football program on TV. Mr. Terlep worked as an executive in the mobile home, recreational vehicle and modular housing industry for 25 years. He then was a consultant in this industry before retiring. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Monogram Club, Indiana Football Hall of Fame, and National Football League Alumni Association. He was a former member of Elcona Country Club in Elkhart, IN, and Silverthorn Country Club in Spring Hill. He volunteered and served on the boards of a large number of charitable organizations. Surviving are his wife, Alma; 2 daughters, Marianne and her husband, John Crawford of Brentwood, TN, Cynthia and her husband Ned Beach of Boonville, MO; 3 sons, Bob and his wife, Karen, of Baraboo, WI, Bill of Boonville, MO, and Dr. Tim Terlep and his wife, Shelly of Spring Hill; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Francis Cabrini Church, Friday, May 21, at 10 am. Immediately following the service, everyone is invited to join the family at Silverthorn Country Club for a gathering in celebration of George's life. A private family interment ceremony will be held at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell following the reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. Faupel Funeral Home 727-849-9964


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Published in Tampa Bay Times on May 19, 2010.
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June 10, 2010
George and Carla Florido are sending their heartfelt sympathy to your family. We have been deeply saddened to here of your loss.
June 6, 2010
I am so sorry to here of George passing. I knew him from Dr. Terlep's office where I was a former employee. George was really a great man. My prayers are with you, Cheryl Brown
May 27, 2010
Dear Aunt Alma and family,
When I didn't get Uncle George's Christmas letter in response to mine, I thought there must be something wrong. I was saddened to hear of Uncle George's death. You can be sure he earned his way to heaven by his goodness, kindness and love of those near him. He and all the Terlep siblings are now all reunited in heaven and having a ball---polkas, sausage and good brew!!! Love, Betsy Terlep 410 570-1438.
Betsy Terlep
May 20, 2010
Death holds no power over those who are firmly grounded in Christ.

Life will never quite be the same when someone you dearly love is called home but they live on in the heart forever. Hold dear to the memories of the love and wonderful life you shared together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, wishing you strength, comfort, peace and love.
Kathy, George & Anna Terlep
May 19, 2010
George will be remembered by those who knew him well and by those of us were were fortunate to have witnessed his dedication to serving God wherever and however he was needed. Special love to his wife, Alma.
Dorothy McLeod
May 19, 2010
I'm was so sorry to hear about George Terlep. I had the good fortune to know Mr. Terlep as a former employee of Dr. Terlep. I will always remember him as a kind person, always willing to offer advice and help if needed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Alma and her family. He will be greatly missed.
•You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lorraine Vito
May 19, 2010
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff at Faupel Funeral Home
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