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Hugh R.

Hugh Richard Teweles

Of Glendale, WI, died on March 6, 2016, after a short illness. Hugh, who would have been 84 next month, was born on April 29, 1932, in Milwaukee, WI to Richard and Charlotte Teweles. Loving husband to Anna W. Teweles (nee Woloszyn). Preceded by sister Jane Shlimovitz and brother-in-laws Jack Shlimovitz and Ray Rendon. Survived by sister Anne Rendon. Dear father to Trisha (Seth Miller) Cohen, John (Kim) Teweles, and Linda (John Wilets) Teweles. Step-father of Rozelle (Rick) Rennert, Cheryl (Joe Theilgus) Shaw, Dena (David Kovolic) Shaw, and Jeannie (Lance) Solomon. Cherished grandfather to 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends in Wisconsin and Green Valley, Arizona.

Hugh graduated from Denison University in 1954. He was VP and co-owner of L. Teweles Seed Co. for many years and then was a leading recruiter for Dunhill of Wisconsin Staffing Agency, where he won many awards for his work. After retirement, he loved to volunteer for SCORE SE Wisconsin (Senior Core of Retired Executives) where he was instrumental in opening many satellite offices throughout Southeast Wisconsin. Hugh loved traveling with his wife of 35 years, sunshine, sports and trivia.

Graveside services will be at Greenwood Cemetery 2615 W. Cleveland Ave., Milwaukee, Monday, March 14, 2016 at 1 PM. Gathering to follow at Chabad of the East Side, 3030 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee.

The family would appreciate memorials to one of three organizations: The Jewish Home and Care Center, 1414 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. SCORE SE Wisconsin, 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 585, Milwaukee, WI 53203. Or The American Cancer Society,

Past Comments

Greg Stein

Hugh will be missed.

My condolences to the Teweles family. May you find strength in each other.

Karl Fox

It is with great regret that I have just recently heard of Hugh’s passing. I first came to know Hugh when I was camper and he was my counselor. Overnights, canoeing, camp baseball games and scary tales around the bonfire.
More than anything else I remember Hugh coming to my defense and not
Allowing the other boys to make fun of me even though one of my legs is shorter than the other. Hugh helped me stand “tall”. I can never repay Hugh for his kindness and instilling confidence in me.

Another of Hugh's Childhood Friend

To Hugh’s family. I just heard of his death and was saddened.I also heard sadly if his brain tumor had been diagnosed earlier Hugh may not have reached his demise so quickly. I sure hope he did not suffer.

Hugh, Tom and Billy and I spent many of our elementary school years together.

We walked to school, played kick the can and followed our beloved Brewers and made many visits together to Borchert Field. Hugh would always keep score and his Mom(Mrs. Teweles) would pack salami sandwiches for us to enjoy during games.

We also spent a great deal of time at the Teweles’ who were always very kind to me. We all remember those days like it were yesterday. Though we were not as well off as the Teweles they were always very giving to me, including Hugh who gave me his treasured Bob Feller glove when I could not afford to buy a new glove.

Though Hugh and I and the rest of our “gang” lost touch over the years I want his family to know he was a good friend.

Though I never met Hugh’s children I’m sure they embodied Hugh’s kindness, loyalty and generosity.

Thank you for allowing me to share Hugh’s impact on my life.

Here’s to our gang-Hugh, Tom, Billy and myself!

Hugh's Chikdhood Friend

I have heard Hugh fought a corageous battle at his life’s end. If only his cancer would have been detected earlier.

I only hope he is finally at peace.

He was a good and decent man that my family always enjoyed spending time with…as children we enjoyed playing catch in his backyard.

He will be missed. All the best to the entire Teweles family.

Another of Hugh's Childhood Friends

Tom, was that your message ? Have your heard from Billy?

I remember as if it was yesterday, not 70+ years ago when we’d come over to Hugh’s home in Daphne and played with the trains while your Mom made us apple cobbler. Those were fun times.

Though we’ve lost touch over the year’s I still have fond memories.

I heard of your passing just today. If the funeral had been this week I would certainly be present to honor your memory.

I wish all his loved one’s peace and comfort.

Steve Knopler

Dear Teweles family,

I remember my time with Hugh at Denison as if it was yesterday. The young Republicans club and newspaper as well as intra fraternity events were always great fun.

You always were someone we could count on whenever we needed anything done.

I remember the Founders Day dance with you and Ginny and my future wife double dating.

That was long ago. Where does the time go?

I hope your family finds comfort at this sorrowful time.

Gary Tepper

Very sorry to hear of Hugh’s death. He was a truly nice man that made a positive impact on my life.

We worked together in the early 1970’s. Hugh always was willing to offer suggestions and an encouraging word.

I do remember Hugh bringing Trisha, John and baby Linda to the office. He was a proud Dad.

I wish you and your family peace and tranquility at this time.

Sam and Paula Steinblatt

We’re sorry to hear of your loss.

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