ESSEX, MD. — TEPLICA – Joseph, 79, Essex, Md., formerly of Johnstown, died Sept. 22, 2012. Born Oct. 10, 1932, in Johnstown, son of George and Mary (Utlak) Teplica. Survived by loving wife, Sandra Teplica; son, Michael C.; grandson, Michael J.; and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents; and brothers and sisters, Anna Mae Cicon, Elizabeth Livingston, George Teplitza, John Teplitza, and Martha and William, in infancy. Brother of Michael A. Teplica and Mary Tirpak, both of Johnstown; and Yolanda DeFazio, Middleburg, Fla. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Betty Teplitza, Johnstown; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War. Member of The Patronage of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church, Baltimore, Md.