James A. Teconchuk, 66, of 73 Dudley Lane, Warren, Pa. died Monday morning at 11:10 a.m. October 26, 2009 at the Warren General Hospital surrounded by his family after a illness of the past 6 months.
He was born March 25, 1943 in Warren, Pa. to the late George and Gertrude Malinowski Teconchuk. He has resided most of his entire life in his current home and was a 1961 graduate of Youngsville High School. He was owner and operator of Jim's Autobody of Youngsville, Pa. and was previously a partner in the business with Jim Kellogg. He retired from the Warren County School District maintenance dept. in 2006 after 12 years service. He was a very active member of the Irvine Presbyterian Church, serving in all phases of church life. Jim was an avid fisherman, enjoyed restoring antique cars of which he received numerous awards. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry. He earned badges in expert rifle, a marksman in pistol shooting, and earned the General T.J. Stewart Medal.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Peggy Chambers Teconchuk whom he married September 24, 1966 in Warren, Pa.; one son, Andrew Teconchuk and his wife, Susan of Warren, Pa.; one brother Alan A. Teconchuk and his wife, Susan Nosel of Warren, Pa.; one sister Joan Zamborik of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two grandsons, Tanner Alex and Archie James Teconchuk both of Warren, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald E. and George Techonchuk.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Irvine Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dennis Ledebur, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Irvine Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the church following the service by members of the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post and the U.S. Army personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Irvine Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Warren County. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com