Thaddeus “Ted” Haluch, age 90, passed away at his home, 329 Center Street, Cambridge Springs on Thursday, February 4, 2016 after a period of declining health. Born in Donora, PA on December 10, 1925, Ted was a son of the late Stanley Haluch and Julia Musial Haluch. He married the former Josephine Turek on February 18, 1950 and she survives.
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Ted entered Alliance College in 1946 and graduated in 1950 earning an English degree. He received his teacher’s certificate from Edinboro College in 1951. In 1954, Ted began a career with Alliance College in Cambridge Springs as Athletic Director and coach of the baseball and basketball teams. Ted led the Alliance Eagles to appearances at the NAIA district 18 tournament in 1962 – 1963 and again in 1964-1965.
Ted was an active member of Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs where he sang in the church choir. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance and served as president of Local #1540 and ran the PNA golf tournament for over 35 years. Other pleasures Ted enjoyed included golfing, dancing, being a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, visiting with former Alliance College alumni and PNA golfers.
Surviving Ted in addition to his wife, Josephine F. Haluch, is his daughter – Anastasia (Tusia) Mott; three granddaughters – Stacy Mott, Christa Kay and her husband, Brandon all of Richmond, VA and Breanna Haluch Thomas and her husband, Jamie of Lake Lure, NC; five great grandchildren – Lawson Haluch, Kamiella Thomas, Mackenzie Kay, Harleigh Thomas, Brody Kay; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Ted in death was his son – Stanley Haluch who died in 2013; his son-in-law – Don Mott who died in 2012; his brother – Frank Haluch and his two sisters – Pauline Kopanic and Frances Cieslak.
The family will be receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 and on Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home located at 335 Venango Avenue, of Cambridge Springs, PA 16403. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs, PA on Monday, February 8, at 10:30 a.m. Reverend David Poulson, pastor of the Church, will officiate. Interment will take place in Cambridge Springs Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to Saint Anthony memorial fund, 165 Beach Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.