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Donald Teslof

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Donald Teslof Obituary
Donald W. Teslof, 90

Sarasota, FL - Donald W. Teslof, 90, formerly of Webster and Dudley, entered into eternal rest on August 26, 2018 at his home in Sarasota, FL.

Donald was born in Webster, MA on November 11, 1927, a son of Charles and Frances (O'Shea) Teslof. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1946 and lived most of his life in Webster and Dudley, MA and Sarasota, FL. He also resided in Old Lyme, CT.

After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific on the islands of Guam and Saipan. As a sergeant, he was called back to serve in the Korean War as a mortar squad leader.

Upon discharge, he was employed by Massachusetts Electric as a first-class lineman. He then owned and operated 2 restaurants in Thompson, Connecticut, both called Don's Drive-In. While in Florida, he was employed by a couple of car dealerships. He retired as a bridge captain on the Siesta Key Bridge.

Mr. Teslof was an accomplished musician and played for the Pulaski Brass Band in Webster and also for the Ray Stone Orchestra in Dudley. He was a founding member of the Nipmuck Ski Club on Webster Lake. He had a love of flying and was a skilled private pilot out of Southbridge., MA. He was a member of the Elks Club and the American Legion.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas Teslof of Florida and Robert Teslof and his wife Carrie of Connecticut; three grandchildren, Joshua Teslof, Courtney Garro and Jessica Teslof; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Autumn; and his longtime companion, Monica Oliel. He was predeceased by his former wife, Priscilla (Leblanc) Teslof is 2017. The family would like to thank Conrad and Paula Allen and Lucille Wright, all of Dudley, for their everlasting friendship and support.

A memorial Mass will be held on Monday, September 10, at 10:00 AM in Saint Louis Church, 15 Lake St., Webster (please meet at the church). Burial will be in St. Joseph Garden of Peace, Webster. Military honors will be provided by the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council. Donations in his name may be made to Webster-Dudley Veterans Council, 3 Veterans Way, Webster, MA 01570. Local arrangements are under the direction of Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster, MA.

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2018
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