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Obituary of Victor Tegethoff, 36


James Victor Tegethoff, aged 36, passed on April 4th, 2019. James, beloved son and brother, was born September 23rd, 1982 at Latrobe Hospital. James graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School in 2001 and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2007. James was proud of his hard work in construction and the hospitality business. James was a happy, high-spirited boy who grew into a happy, high-spirited man. James' charisma, humor, kindness, and strong-will were admired by many. James, a self-taught musician, loved to write music and entertain. His warm smile and mischievous, boy-like energy made him loved by children, whom he was happy to strum a guitar and sing a song with. Jim was a beloved father who loved to play, sing, dance, swim, play cards, bowl, and care for his daughters. James is survived by his daughters: Jaelynn Tegethoff, age 9 and Neva Polito, age 10; his siblings: William Tegethoff, David Tegethoff, Erica (née Tegethoff) Chawla, and Stephen Tegethoff; and his parents: Eric and Julie Tegethoff. In the end, James faced his crippling injuries, hearing loss, and tinnitus with sobriety and courage.

A public visitation will be held Tuesday, April 9th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S Atherton St., State College, PA 16801. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 820 Westerly Pkwy, State College, PA 16801. Afterwards, James will be put to rest at Meyer Cemetery, 1704 Buffalo Run Rd, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Refreshments will be served at a private residence afterwards. In lieu of flowers, a gift to the family to help with funeral costs would be appreciated.

A go fund me account has been established in James' memory. Donations can be accepted by visiting

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at

Name of Deceased

Victor Tegethoff



Date of Death


Date of Birth


Funeral Home

Koch Funeral Home

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