Teddy Andrulewicz

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Teddy Andrulewicz
FB/HB
Personal information
Date of birth: (1905-01-01)January 1, 1905
Place of birth: Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
Date of death: January 3, 1996(1996-01-03) (aged 91)
Place of death: Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Villanova
Debuted in 1930
Last played in 1930
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 11
Games started 4
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Theodore Stanislaus "Teddy" Andrulewicz (January 1, 1905 – January 3, 1996) was an American football fullback/halfback who played for Newark Tornadoes in National Football League.[1] He played college football at Villanova University, participating in 11 regular season games over 1 season in 1930. He had one receiving touchdown.

Early and Family History[edit]

Teddy Andrulewicz was born in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Scholastica Pozniak Andrulewicz. Incidentally, he may have been related to Antoni Pozniak,[2] a soldier in Soviet Russia, through both of his parents. His dad's relative was Bronislawa "Bernice" Bronislawa Pozniak née Andrulewiczówna, who perished in the Holocaust,[3] and she was married to Bronislaw Pozniak[4] (Whether Bronislaw and Scholastica were related is unknown.).

Personal and Family Life[edit]

He married Mary Wasilewski, with whom he had daughters and three sons: Marylou (married name "Menniti") and Judith (married name "Massey"); Edward (who was the choreographer "Thomas Andrew" and was born as Edward Thomas Andrulewicz[5]), William F.(USAF, A2C)[6] and Theodore, Jr..

According to a Wasilewski nephew of Teddy, "He was more familiarly known as "Tufky Andrulevich.".[7]" The nephew continued, "He was a teacher for many years at Mt. Carmel High School and was a well-known coach of their baseball team. He was also a fixture at the Mt. Carmel Elks Lodge.

"Tufky loved to sit on the front porch of his home at 42 West Second St and tell war stories usually involving his nephew "Jack Washleski", who was a tail gunner on a B26 Marauder and flew many of the historic missions in the MTO/ETO during WWII...

"Tufky's signature pastime was chewing tobacco and drinking beer—Elephant Butts and F&S, to be more precise."

The same nephew would later go on to comment, "Those of us who knew him loved him beyond belief. Tufky was a man's man and at the same time a gentle Ben. This nephew remembers with fondness all he taught me about life during the summers I spen[t] while vacationing at his home." He did not comment on whether Teddy's favor for Jack (Technical Sergeant John Paul Washleski, USAF[8])was partly affected by the fact that his son William had served in the Korean War. He also did not mention whether he knew that his cousins Jacob Androlowicz (Jacob Andralowitz)[9][10] and Private Edward "Ed" L., Staff Sergeant Joseph "Suzy" P., Sr.; and Private First Class Bernard "Bernie" S. Czarnecki[11] (who were all sons of Alexandria Alice Czarnecki)—among other family members—had served in World War Two.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pro-football-reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.dawna-suwalszczyzna.com.pl/index.php?dzial=art&m=200
  3. ^ Yad Vashem Entry for Bronislawa "Bernice" Andrulewicz Pozniak
  4. ^ Ancestry.com Entry for Bronislawa (Bernice) Andrulewicz
  5. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/20/obituaries/thomas-andrew-dead-at-52-choreographer-at-city-opera.html
  6. ^ [1]Find a Grave
  7. ^ Also, one of the variants of the family name, Andrulevičus, is "Andrulevich".
  8. ^ [2]Find a Grave
  9. ^ [3]Find a Grave
  10. ^ [4] Ancestry.com search for "Jacob Andralowitz"
  11. ^ Pfc. Bernard "Bernie" S. Czarnecki died of his combat-received wounds on July 16, 1963.