Earlier this week Bruce Gezon sent a message that veteran rallyist Dave Teter passed away. I did not know Dave, but I certainly knew of him. The Great Race website had the following photo of Dave.
W. David Teter
I obtained an obituary about Dave’s life which I am including below:
W. David Teter, age 77, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on July 12, 2014.
Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the only child of Catherine Lynch Teter and W. Corder Teter, he graduated with multiple degrees from West Virginia University. He taught Engineering Design and Graphics as well as surveying at the University of Delaware throughout his teaching career, a vocation that was well chosen as he was a true inspiration to his students.
His passion for the WVU Mountaineers was extensive as was his love of car rallying. A co-founder of the Mon Valley Sports Car Club and active organizer for the Brandywine Motorsport Club and the Sports Car Club of America he was instrumental in formulating the rules by which these organizations abide. He is best known as the creator of many Appalachian National Rallies and seventeen March Lamb Rallies, the last of which was in April. A frequent competitor, he won four SCCA National Rally Championships plus the prestigious vintage car Great American Race. He was the recipient of the Robert V. Ridges Memorial Award in 1985.
He was preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his son, W. Andrew Teter (Cathrine Zell Teter) of Newark and granddaughters Savannah and Kendall.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. A Masonic ceremony and committal service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the family gravesite in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650 to help provide charitable support to university functions.
As you can see, Dave had a very accomplished life. The funeral home for Dave’s service is as follows:
Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes, Inc.
1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720
121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711
214 Clinton Street, Delaware City, DE 19706
302/328-2213 or 302/368-9500
Fax: 302/368-2142 or 302/328-2048