EARLVILLE — Mr. Michael
G. Tesla, 90 years, of South Lebanon Road, passed away Wednesday, Sept.
22, 1999, at University Hospital, Syracuse.
Michael G. Tesla
He was born Sept. 25, 1908, in Barnesborow, Pa., the son of Michael and Theresa Stupak Tesla, and attended local schools. He served with the United States Army during World War II in the Central Europe, Rhineland and Rome-Arno battles.
In October 1938, Mr. Tesla married the former Henrietta Kelsey, in St. Mary's Church, Oneonta. She predeceased him on July 27, 1989.
He was a self-employed dairy farmer in Sherburne and Columbus until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Malachy's Church in Sherburne.
Mr. Telsa is survived by a daughter, Michaeleen G. Tesla of Sherburne: a sister-in-law, Louise Tesla of Florida; his grandchildren, Lisa and Bill Wyman of Earlville, John Jr. and Jennifer Zbydniewski, Jona Zbydniewski, Michael and Amy Zbydniewsli, all of Sherburne, Gina and Pete Trask of Dundee; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his dear service buddy, Mac Farrow of Earlville.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Tesla in 1948; two brothers, Andrew and Joseph Tesla; and four sisters, Theresa Selepchak, Mary Salley, Sister Concepta and Sister Assumpta.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, from the Burgess Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Malachy's Church, Sherburne.
Burial with full military honors will be made in the Hillington Cemetery, Morris.
Friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A prayer service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m., Friday.
Published in The Daily Star on Sept. 24, 1999.
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