Robert A. Teclaw, age 84, a life long resident of Dunkirk passed away after a lengthy illness on Sunday, June 25th at Elderwood in Hamburg, NY.
He was born on May 10, 1933 in Dunkirk, son of the late Leon and Julia Kuzdale Teclaw.
A lifetime member of Blessed Mary Angela RC Parish St Hyacinth’s Church, a former member of St. Joseph’s Men’s Society, the 1st Ward Falcons Club, and Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1. He was also a avid Fredonia State sports booster.
He retired from Dunkirk Radiator Corp. and he previously worked at Plymouth Tube.
Bob’s love and passion was marching in drum and bugle corps. Marching with the Flying Dutchmen, Dunkirk Patriots, the Renegades, and the Western New York Alumni where he also served as Corps Director.
Survivors include his daughter Julie Banach and grandson Michael Szach both of Buffalo, and several cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Mildred Pangborn.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m. from the Newman Funeral Home, Inc. and at 10 o’clock in Blessed Mary Angela RC Parish St. Hyacnth’s Church with the Rev. Jan Trela officiating. Interment will follow in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the WNY Alumni Corps, PO Box 565, Dunkirk, NY 14048.