In Loving Memory of Terry Lee Tereskerz
We note the passing of our highly valued and beloved partner, Terry L. Tereskerz, on July 28, 2018. Terry died peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and two children after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 71 years old.
Terry L. Tereskerz (pronounced “Ter ess kurs”; aka “Mr. Terry”), was a partner in the firm of Buck, Toscano & Tereskerz, Ltd. for over a quarter century. Terry was a 1977 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, and he practiced in the areas of corporate and business law, family law, real estate and trusts and estates. Terry was also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar.
Terry was extremely gregarious, charismatic, and had a great zest for life. His hobbies included sailing on the Chesapeake, golf and bike riding, and many other activities. Terry was kind and generous to everyone he met, and he was a skillful and zealous advocate for those he represented. He was a bright light to those around him, and he maintained a cheerful and optimistic attitude up until his death. Terry was a great friend and partner, and made valuable contributions to our firm and to the legal profession.
Terry came from a military family, with his grandfather serving in the United States Army in WWI. His father was a naval aviator, flying off the USS Hornet in the Battles of Midway, Coral Sea and Santa Cruz. Prior to completing his undergraduate education and entering law school, Terry graduated from the Artillery and Missile Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, ultimately serving one tour of duty in South Vietnam as a First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division, 3/13th Artillery, during which he earned, among other citations and campaign ribbons, the Bronze Star Medal with First Oak Leaf Cluster. Terry always welcomed the opportunity to represent fellow veterans and service members, and he always took the opportunity to thank past and current service members for their own service to our Country.