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Philip Teresi, 97, Fargo, ND died on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at Essentia Health, Fargo.
Philip Anthony Teresi was born Aug. 13, 1921 in Hoboken, NJ. He was the eldest of 9 children born to Francis and Maria (Marano) Teresi. Phil attended school there and started working with his father at a young age with his auto repair and salvage yard. He was drafted into the US Army and served overseas during WWII receiving the WWII Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal. He met Shirley Ramsay at the Roseland Ballroom Dance Club in NYC and they were married in 1961. They purchased a home and started their family in New Jersey. He was a lifelong mechanic working on cars and buses among other hobbies. He later worked as a butcher. In 1994, they moved to Fargo where they enjoyed retirement.
He was a life member of the VFW, DAV and American Legion. Philip was a man of many words, he would strike up a conversation with anyone. He would never judge anyone, had a playful sense of humor and touched many hearts. He could fix nearly anything and enjoyed helping others. Phil and Shirley also enjoyed gardening together.
Philip’s family includes his wife, Shirley and their 7 children, Phyllis, Anthony, Edna, Philip Jr., Roger, Shirley, Tina along with 5 older children Virginia, Phil, Jimmy, Paul and Janet; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; 6 sisters; 2 brothers; and other children who saw him as a father figure.
Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.
Funeral: Friday, Oct. 5 at 10 AM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, ND with visitation one hour prior.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery – North, Fargo.
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