Theodore "Ted" Bohaczyk
FUNERAL HOME
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral & Cremation Service
387 West Valley Avenue
Elysburg, PA 17824

ELYSBURG - Theodore "Ted" Bohaczyk, 93, of Elysburg, passed into eternal life on Sunday, May 9, 2021, in the presence of his family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in West Cameron Township, a son of the late Harry and Olga (Novak) Bohaczyk.

He and his 14 siblings grew up on a small farm, growing their own food, raising chickens, baking their own bread, and playing many musical instruments together. Ted's love and talent for the guitar would stay with him throughout his life.

As a teenager, Ted worked as a fur trapper, and also drove a coal truck. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Sept. 26, 1946, and served in the 63rd Infantry as a Utility Repairman in occupied South Korea, until he was honorably discharged on March 13, 1948.

After leaving the military, he moved to Chicago, and opened his own bar, the Rumble Inn ("You rumble in… and then you stagger out!") on Madison Street. He worked various jobs (Teepak, Monsanto, and Walgreen's, from which he retired), and was best known as "Teddy the Painter" for his first-rate house painting, which he continued into his late eighties.

On June 29, 1967, in Chicago, he married Sherlie Branam, now deceased. They were married for 49 years until her passing in 2016.

In addition to his wife and parents, Ted is preceded in death by eight brothers, Alexander, Samuel, John, George, Daniel, Peter, Metro, and Walter; and six sisters, Pauline, Kathryn, Mary, Anna, Mildred, and Olga.

Ted is survived by his daughters, Cynthia, and her husband Steve Tracy, of Chicago, Sandra Harkness, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Deborah, and her husband Gary Davis, of Paxinos; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jared), Katlyn, Elizabeth, Cailee, and Noelle; sister-in-law Olga Bohaczyk; former wife Frances Murrah; and many nieces and nephews.

BOHACZYK - A funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Orthodox Church, Willow Street, Mount Carmel. Internment will be at Saint Michael's Orthodox Cemetery, in Mount Carmel. Stop by some time and say "yakshemash!" Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Elysburg, and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday from the funeral home. Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Elysburg is in charge of arrangements. Joe Murray, supervisor, Charles Heizenroth III, funeral director. Go to rothermelfh.com.


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Published by The News Item on May 13, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
19
Mass of Christian Burial
1:00a.m. - 2:00a.m.
St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Willow Street, Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania 17851
May
19
Mass of Christian Burial
1:00a.m. - 2:00a.m.
St. Michael's Orthodox Church
Willow Street, Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania 17851
Funeral services provided by:
Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral & Cremation Service
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Every Sunday when I worked at Weis me and my boss Robbi would look forward to see him shopping in the store he made sure he came back to the meat department and told us he was going to the VFW for his beer I'm so happy to be married into the Bohaczyk family we will miss Uncle Ted Scotty loved him so much may you rest in peace
Love Scotty and Patty
Patty Bohaczyk
Family
May 18, 2021
I'm so glad I got to meet Uncle Ted when David and I got married he was a very nice and fun guy yous have a very welcoming and beautiful family our condolences to the Bohaczyk family God bless love hugs and prayers
Love David and Lisa
Lisa Nadine Wyland
Family
May 18, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about Uncle Ted he was such a nice and fun guy I'm so glad I had the chance to meet his family after David and I got married all my love hugs and prayers to the Bohaczyk family yous are a very welcoming and beautiful family God bless
Love Lisa and David
Lisa Wyland
Family
May 18, 2021
I'm sorry to hear about Uncle Ted he was such a nice and fun guy I'm so glad I had the chance to meet his family after David and I got married all my love hugs and prayers to the Bohaczyk family yous are a very welcoming and beautiful family love Lisa
Lisa Nadine Wyland
Family
May 18, 2021