In Memory of



Obituary for Juan Terlaje

Juan “TJ” Concepcion Terlaje, 75 years old, of Leavenworth, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at KU Medical Center. He was born Nov. 30, 1948, in Piti, Guam, the son of Jesus Aflleje and Engracia (Concepcion) Terlaje.

On June 9, 2002, Juan married Song “Annie” AE Terlaje in Leavenworth, KS. She survives at the home. He is also survived by two children, John Concepcion Terlaje and Melissa “Mel” Terlaje; a sister, Florentina “Leng” Cing; five grandchildren, Higan Concepcion Terlaje, Alena Nanami Terlaje, Kalei Jordan Terlaje, Tiarrah Michele Shire and Angelica Rene Terlaje; four great-grandchildren; and friend, CSM Paul Dodson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Manuel “Manning” Terlaje and Jesus “Chu” Terlaje; and two sisters, Reagina “Knot” Unsiog and Maria Concepcion Castro Terlaje

TJ served in the United States Army before retiring as a Command Sergeant Major.

He loved being a grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, savoring a good dish and being with those he loved.

CSM Juan C. Terlaje will be taken back home to Guam for services.