James Tekely

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

St. Clairsville, OH

Fundraiser ends on January 30, 2020

In loving memory of James Tekely. Please consider making memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church.

James F. Tekely Sr. passed away on December 30, 2019.  Jim was a retired employee of Columbia Gas of Ohio and a member of First United Methodist Church of Bellaire serving as its past superintendent of Sunday School.  Jim had a favorite saying, Play like a champion today in your best chosen area. He was an impressive athlete, holding the all time record at Martins Ferry Stadium in the 220 yard dash in 22.1 seconds. He was a Bellaire Track Captain. He is a member of the Bellaire High School Hall of Fame, and 1952 OVAC AA football champion serving as co-captain and five time OHSAA 100 and 220 yard dash champion held in Dover and Urichsville. A longtime Bellaire coach for Bantam and Pony league baseball, past president of Bellaire Touchdown Club, 1987 honorary referee Bellaire Relays, past president of Bellaire Alumni Association, Stone Chimney Club, and served as a Pultney Township Trustee for 36 years, BPOE # 419, past board president of EORWA. He also served as past secretary and vice chairman and chaiman of Belmont County Democrat Executive Committee and was Ohio Regional Director of Ohio Clinton- Arkansas Committee in 1990.  To honor his life the family wishes memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church.  We thank you in advance for all your support during this difficult time.

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