Peter A. Teleha, 20, of Fort Washington, PA, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Nassau University Medical Center in New York after succumbing to injuries sustained after being struck by a car. His family was at his side.
Peter was born in Christiana, DE. He is the son of Christopher and Suzanne (nee Adick) Teleha.
Peter was a rising junior at Hofstra University. While in school he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Service Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honors Society, Hofstra Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Singing Dutchmen, and Sigma'cappella. Peter was a graduate of Upper Dublin Class of 2010 and a member of St. Alphonsus and its Music Ministry.
Along with his beloved parents, Peter is survived by his devoted sister Elizabeth of Fort Washington. He is also survived by his loving grandparents Robert and Marilyn Adick of Florence, KY, and Andrew and Phyllis Teleha of Ocala, FL.
Relatives and friends are invited to call beginning at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at St. Alphonsus Church, 33 Conwell Drive, Maple Glen, PA, 19002. A funeral service will commence at 1:00 PM. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to Hofstra Honors College, 243 E. Axinn Library Hempstead, NY 11549 or at www.hofstra.edu would be appreciated..
Tributes may be made at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com
Jim & Sue Jesko wrote on Aug 12, 2012:
"Dear Chris and Suzanne, We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the beautiful memories of Peter. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Sincerely, Jim & Sue Jesko"
Diane LeNoir wrote on Aug 12, 2012:
"Dear Suzanne, I am shocked and filled with sadness to hear about Peter. I remember that amazing little boy with the head full of curls. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers."
Doris & Si Izes wrote on Aug 7, 2012:
"Our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time. May you be strenghtened by your memories and faith. Doris & Si Izes"
The Lambs wrote on Aug 3, 2012:
"Suzanne, Chris, and Elizabeth: Peter was a remarkable young man. We can only hope that your heartache is eventually replaced by the wonderful memories of Pete's life. We will never forget Pete, and he will always be our favorite "Silent Partner.""
Mrs. Buetikofer wrote on Aug 3, 2012:
"I am so sorry about the loss of this fine young man. I instantly remembered the many times I saw Peter walking through the hallways of Sandy Run. His wide open smile and musical skill on the piano are two things about Peter that I recall fondly. Teachers remember the good kids and I know that so many of us in Upper Dublin will keep our happy memories of Peter and his days with us in our hearts."
Ron Newbold wrote on Aug 3, 2012:
"Peter was a wonderful and kind young man who in his willingness to share with others pays real tribute to his parents and community with whom he was raised. I had the pleasure of seeing him occasionally as he grew up and just last year had him humble me (and his Dad) on the golf course - it is a testament to someone's character and kind nature that you are happy to lose to someone so genuine and fun to be with! He lives on in many people today, and his memory is a blessing."
Lori Fischer wrote on Aug 2, 2012:
"While I did not know him, it sounds like Peter was an amazing, kind and talented young man. My heart absolutely aches for your family."
Jenny Blackwell wrote on Aug 2, 2012:
"Dear Chris, Suzanne and Elizabeth. Chris and I (and The boys) were shocked and so sad to hear about Peter. We can't begin to imagine what you are going through. When we met Peter last year, we were both impressed by what a lovely young man he had turned into. He was so friendly, easy to talk to with a great sense of humour.Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Jenny and Chris.xxxx"
Barb Ciesko wrote on Aug 1, 2012:
"Suzi and Chris, our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you. Though Peter's life was cut short, he made the most of his time on earth. I know how proud your parents were of him, he was a credit to you and we grieve with you for your loss. Barb and Bob Ciesko"
wittock frederik wrote on Aug 1, 2012:
"The Janssen C.R.E.A.Te editorial group wants to express its deepest feelings of sympathy for the family. It shouldn't happen that people are taken away in such a brutal way at the summit of their youth. We wish you all the strength you will need."
Janey Kattelman wrote on Jul 31, 2012:
"Suzy & Chris, as I reach up to give you a hug I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are constantly with you. You have always been sure a huge part of our lives. When I look at my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, I will alway think about you and coming thru the door yelling at me to meet Chris. Sharing your lives with us. Now you must share your heart act with us. Because by share it heals and eases your pain. I will always be here for you all and never hesitate to call."
Julie Nei,l Samantha, Andrew Pegg U.K. wrote on Jul 31, 2012:
"Sadly we only met Peter twice once when he was a young boy visiting England with his family. The last time was in Feb 2011 when he made a short trip with his father and we had the pleasure of his company for the weekend. My 10 year old son was in awe and my 16 year old daughter chatted animatedly with him about college life in Long Island. He was such an easy young man to chat to and he was so polite and it was such a wonderful weekend. We are so grateful we had that time with him and will remember him often. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Susanna, Elizabeth and their families. X "
Illinois Alpha wrote on Jul 31, 2012:
"Always tough to hear of the loss of a Brother in the Bond. Thoughts, prayers, and condolences from all of us here at Northwestern. In coelo quies est. "
Kyle Vigorito wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"Peter was the first friend I met at Hofstra during our 2010 summer orientation. He was my suite mate and one of the first people I began to share my Hoftstra experience with. Every time I hear "Daughters" by John Mayer, I think of you, buddy."
Phi Delta Theta- IN Zeta wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"The thoughts and prayers of the DePauw Chapter are with Brother Teleha's family and friends during this difficult time. The entire Phi Delt family is grieving with you. In Coelo Quies Est. "
Sharon Feder wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"Pete will not drink my homemade iced tea or eat the boxed Spongebob mac-n-cheese that he so loved with my daughter, Jenna, but I will always reserve some for him. Such a gentle GIANT, in every way. GOD speed, hugs and kisses, you are safe now."
Susan and Don Runyan wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"I never met Peter, but I know his mother and his grandparents, Marilyn and Bob. We have been good friends for many, many years and remember when Peter was born. So much love for him poured from this family and he was a special gem in their eyes. I know his life was bright and there will be many wonderful memories at some point to share about his time here on earth. I grieve for them and wish there was some way to take away the pain."
B. Baudet wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"With Deepest Sympathies. In Coelo Quies Est, Brother Teleha."
Beth Chernoff wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"My memory of Pete is how happy he was to lend his skillful piano playing to our choir rehearsal a few years back, as we prepared for a performance. My heart is breaking reading about Pete's other achievements and community involvement. So much accomplishment in such a short life.... My thoughts and prayers are with you. "
Jon Price wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"My condolences to this young man, his family, and others who are hurting from his loss. In coelo quies est. Jonathon Price Bond 644 Indiana Kappa"
The Smith family (St A's) wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"We are mourning the loss of a fine young man with unbounded promise. Understanding Gods plan for Peter goes far beyond us. Those of us regulars of the NOON mass have been blessed with Peter's talents and energy over and over, and he has left on indelible imprint on us. May family and friends find comfort in knowing Peter enriched our lives."
Phi Delta Theta- OH Lambda wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"Wish this family and the Hofstra chapter the best in these hard times. Although our chapters are separated by distance, the pain of this loss still resounds with brothers across the country. "
Ronald K. Rogers, MD wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"It is always difficult to lose their brother to the chapter grand."
Andrea Domsky wrote on Jul 30, 2012:
"Pete's loss is a tremendous blow to those that know and love him. He will be remembered for the wonderful, talented young man that he had become. Bad things happen to good people, and Pete was one of the good, no, great ones. "