Teresa Lapka

Teresa Thomas Lapka

March 29, 1929 ~ July 2, 2018

Teresa Lapka passed away on July 2, 2018 surrounded by family.  Teresa was born in Philadelphia, PA.   She loved to dance and entertain. Teresa taught school in Unalakleet, Nome and Mountain Village Alaska.  She has travelled all over the U.S.

Teresa is survived by her brother Jerry Phelan of Mt Airy, PA, her children John Thomas of Illinois, Christina Tisdale of Nevada, Mark Thomas of Alaska, Merle Thomas of Washington, Joel Thomas of Texas, Teresa Hickerson, Michele Casey and Monica Rose all of Alaska.  She also leaves behind 30 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She will be laid to rest in New Castle, PA on July 28.

The Nome Nugget

PO Box 610
Nome, Alaska 99762

Phone: (907) 443-5235
Fax: (907) 443-5112


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