Dec. 19, 1925 – Aug. 5, 2013
Teddy M. Stoklosa, of Blasdell, a former Blasdell village trustee, died Monday after a short illness. He was 87.
Born in Lackawanna, he was a graduate of Lackawanna High School and served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
A photography enthusiast, he worked as an industrial photographer and specification writer for Sylvania Electronics in Cheektowaga from 1953 to 1967, then was a film developer of Bell’s Microfilm in Buffalo from 1968 to 1980. He also was a buildings and grounds worker for the Town of Hamburg from 1976 until he retired in 1986.
Mr. Stoklosa was elected to three terms on the Blasdell Village Board and was a Hamburg Democratic committeeman. He also served on the Blasdell Village Zoning Board.
He was a member of the Buffalo Industrial Photographers and the University of Buffalo Camera Club and was president of the South Buffalo Camera Club.
Active in Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church since 1959, he served on the first Parish Council and was a Eucharistic minister. He and his wife led the religious education program at the church for about 20 years.
He was a past president of the Blasdell-Woodlawn Lions Club and was a member of Matthew Glab Post, American Legion, and the Buffalo Aero Club.
He donated 78 pints of blood to the American Red Cross.
His wife of 55 years, the former Florence Sicienski, died in 2009.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel and Stanley; two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth Kolle; a brother, Joseph; and a sister, Lucy Tobias.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today in Our Mother of Good Counsel Church, 3688 South Park Ave., Blasdell.