OBITUARY

John Paul Teleck

February 17, 1950January 3, 2021

John Paul TELECK, age 70, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Paul was born February 17, 1950.

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Dereck Jones

January 6, 2021

Paul Teleck was the most straightforward person I ever knew. I retired from United Parcel Service last year, after 37 years of service. Of all the managers I had, he was one of the sternest, yet fairest. I was a shy African American part-time supervisor, who had just transferred from the Jacksonville hub, when he presided over the racial diversification of the Gainesville center's managerial staff and workforce, when it wasn't popular. During the longest strike in UPS's history, Paul made it clear to everyone on both sides of the issue, that there would be no problems in Gainesville. While other UPS facilities across the nation were forced to hire armed guards to protect property and those employees who chose not to strike, Paul Teleck's word was enough to keep the peace. Rather you liked him or not, you respected him. However, my fondest and most endearing memory of Paul Teleck, was when he disputed an expense account claim denial on my behalf. We were summon to drive to Jacksonville for a company conference, concerning new levels of service. "Someone" in the accounting department, who knew that I was from Jacksonville asked if I had visited my parents, at anytime during my stay at the conference, which I had. So my mileage was not included in the trip. Paul Teleck got wind of this accounting overreach and its not so subtle implication and protested with a passionate anger I have never seen from another manager. The accounting department, for whatever reason, still won their denial. Armed with a cigarette and his patented military growl, Paul called the accounting supervisors and told them that they were lucky that they were just 'paper boys' and not standing face to face with him when they made such a decision. Paul then slam the phone in their faces and paid me travel expenses out of his own pocket. That was a kind of person Paul Teleck was.
R.I.P Paul

Mike Harris

January 5, 2021

I worked with Paul for seven years in both Waycross and the Brunswick center with UPS. Paul was a great employee and even a better friend. Paul was one of a kind and I had the upmost respect for him.
He will be missed.

Phil Butler

January 5, 2021

For my Brother

Of Brothers, Heroes, and Men

Paul Teleck was my first real hero. A star running back, he was not gigantic like some, but he was tremendous in strength and courage his whole life. If quiet dignity, decency, and honor are virtues, then my brother embodied them - heart, body, and soul

Paul Teleck never became a tycoon or celebrity, but he could have been that and more if he’d wanted. Even before Vietnam material things mattered less for him. That war did tempered the steel inside Paul. Heroes, the real ones at least, ponder and suffer in silence.

Paul Teleck was a man of very few words. So, when he did speak, it mattered. Some found him to be stoic, like a chiseled idol. But, I was awestruck at the depth of his soul. He was the kind of person we all wanted to be

Paul Teleck did not die the other day. Instead, God finally lifted Paul's solemn, solitary burden. My brother played the game in championship fashion, and he did it without seeking fame or fanfare. And that’s how our heroes should leave the field

We loved you so, Paul, I wonder if you knew, you would never say….

Ronnie McCormick

January 5, 2021

Paul was a great UPS Center Manager . He was a manager for over 10 years in Gainesville Florida. Many of his supervisors went on to be managers at UPS. I had the utmost respect for him. I was a Union Steward and worked with him on a daily basis. Even though we butted heads on issues, he was always respectful to me, as I was to him. I have so many memories of him. He was one of the best managers that Gainesville ever had . He had some of us over at his home for sporting events and he was a great host. He will be missed.

Melvin Usery

January 5, 2021

Paul was a squared away man. He did his job well and those who knew him were glad to call him a partner and friend.

Joy Lynch

January 5, 2021

Had the great honor to know and work with this wonderful man.
RIP

Nellene Trimmings

January 5, 2021

Sincere condolences. He was an amazing man. He was my manager for several years at UPS and again, he was amazing! You will be truly missed. May God grant the family comfort & love through this season of life. Nellene Trimmings

Nancy Gill

January 4, 2021

I always enjoyed knowing Paul in high school. He had a wonderful personality and would always stop and ask how I was doing. I felt that showed character and heart. My love, sympathy, and prayers are with especially Rosemary during this difficult time,❤️🙏🏻.

Scott Gann

January 4, 2021

I am saddened to hear the news of the passing of one of the most influential men I was honored to have worked for and beside during my career at UPS. Paul was like a father to me during those years and I am honored to have had him in my life. I will always remember and cherish those days.

Please accept my condolences. Your family is in my prayers.

- Scott Gann

Lynne Snyder

January 4, 2021

I worked with and for Paul for 20 years. What a great guy! Had a great sense of humor and was kind and fun to be around. Very fair if you worked with him and if you worked for him he always had your back. “Top of the line” you might say.
He sure loved his sister and her husband! Shared many stories with me about his brother in law going fishing!
RIP my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY