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Updated: 03/23/2014 08:00:01AM

Thelma Teschko

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Thelma Teschko, 92, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Kirkwood, N.J., passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

She was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Camden, N.J., the daughter of Carman and Angelina Sciotto.

Thelma was a 1939 graduate of Audubon High School, and retired from RCA after 36 years of service. She moved to this area in 2003. Thelma had a great love for animals, and enjoyed caring for her family.

She is survived by sons, James F. (Joyce) Pacifico Sr., Thomas (Joann) Teschko and Robert Teschko; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; special niece, Barbara (Mike) Leakway; and extended family. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Carman “Scotty” Sciotto Jr.; and her husband, Robert, in 2001.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the Funeral Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 635 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The Rev. Tim Stewart will officiate. Northern services and burial will be held later in the week in Bellmawr, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations in memory of Thelma be made to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, FL 33980. Please visit to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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