Theresa T. Swansegar
She was the daughter of the late August “Gus” and Anna (Yasovsky) Tekely, born on March 27, 1931 in Philipsburg, PA.
She was a member of Saint Francis Catholic Church in Clearfield and was a 3’rd Order Carmelite nun with the Order of Our Lady of Loretto. She was also a volunteer with Clearfield Foundation for Health/Hospice, Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield Hospital and ministry visitations.
Theresa worked as a paralegal for various attorneys in Clearfield County and was lastly employed as an administrative assistant with The Meadows in Centre Hall until her retirement. She was a 1949 graduate of the Philipsburg High School.
In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by: two sisters, Frances Tekely and Betty Branish; and three brothers, Gust, Joe and Ed Tekely.
She is survived by: four daughters, Karen Alberts & her husband Dan of Connelsville, PA, Diane Capatch & her husband Kevin of Lewisburg, PA, Lisa Ryver of Morrisdale, PA and Lynne Maurer & her husband Dirk of Palmyra, PA; a son, Bob Swansegar, Jr. of Clearfield, PA; two sisters, Ann Bannon & her husband Don and Mary Ann Pollock; and a brother John Tekely. She is also survived by: eleven grandchildren, Ryan Alberts of San Jose, CA, Kylie Freed & her husband Bill of North Huntington, PA, Nathan and Ashley Alberts of Connelsville, PA, Rebecca and Rachael Ryver of Morrisdale, PA, Bryan Williams of Wyomissing, PA, Tifaney Godin & her husband Matt of Jacksonville, NC, Aaron Swansegar of Clearfield, PA, Adam Capatch of Arlington, VA and David Capatch of Lewisburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg, PA; with Msgr. H. Desmond McGee, Jr. as celebrant. Burial will be at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg, PA.
The rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearfield Foundation for Health/Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.