2012-01-19 / Obituaries

James Teetsel, Sr.

January 12, 2012

Mr. James P. Teetsel, Sr., 66, of 1302 Lomery Rd., Meshoppen, PA, passed away suddenly at his home in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna Co., on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. Born in Meshoppen on Feb. 6, 1945, he was the son of the late James S. and Ida Steinrock Teetsel. Growing up, he spent most of his life in the Meshoppen area.

Jim was employed with PennDOT in Susquehanna County from 1966 until 1969, after which he was employed at Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany in the woodyard, where he worked for 29 years until March of 1997. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing cards and just sitting and watching old western movies.

He was a social member of the Gardner Warner Post 154 American Legion in Montrose and also the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, the former Dorothy A. Lasher, whom he married on Aug. 25, 1962; his son and his wife, James P., Jr. and Catherine Teetsel of Meshoppen; a daughter and her husband, Debora and Robert Cudworth of Moosic; his grandchildren, David J. Teetsel and Carolyn T. Teetsel, both of Meshoppen, Christy L. Cudworth and Diana L. Cudworth, both of Moosic; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mabel and Robert Vanderpool of Spring Lake and Gloria “Toot” and Hallock Kissell of Durell and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Phillip Teetsel in March 1992, and a brother, Ken Teetsel in April 2006.

Abiding with the wishes of Jim, the Teetsel family invited all of his family and friends to a memorial luncheon at the Meshoppen Rod and Gun Club on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15.

Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Renal Unit of Tyler Memorial Hospital, 880 SR 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

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