McMinnville resident and Newton, N.J., native James Andrew Teliha, 76, was born Oct. 27, 1938 and died Sept. 20 at Generations of Spencer in Van Buren County following an extended illness.
A retired bus driver and truck driver, he was the son of the late Andrew and Margaret Thompson Teliha. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, James Teliha Jr.
He was married to Candy Cooke Teliha of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Angela Teliha and Cathy Mansfield, both of East Stroudsburg, Pa., and Scott Teliha of Orangeburg, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Antonio Vazquez, Shane Teliha, Dakotah and Kaitlin Mansfield, all of East Stroudsburg, Pa., Dillon Teliha of Orangeburg, S.C., James, Lori and Jonathan Teliha, all of Wilkesboro, Pa.; and great-grandson, Joshua Teliha of Wilkesboro, Pa.
He was a man who loved and enjoyed family and friends, and was a model train enthusiast.
There will be no visitation or service.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 23, 2015