TEEL, PETER M. "PETEY," 68, departed this life Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at home with his family.
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Born in Brisbane, Australia to Edward and Eivor Teel, Pete came to the U.S. as a youngster, growing up in St. Louis and Indianapolis. He served in the U.S. Air Force with two tours in Vietnam. After his service he attended Purdue University's School of Aviation Technology where he met his wife, Joyce Tyrrell; friend and companion for more than 40 years.
Pete enjoyed a wonderful career flying airplanes of all sizes to places all over the world. He always said he couldn't believe they paid him to fly. He retired from UPS Airlines in December of 2009.
Pete's joy in life was life itself. He exemplified the expression "Live life to the fullest".
His memory will be kept in the hearts of his wife Joyce; son, Seth; daughter, Eryn; granddaughter, Kylie; brother, Edward and wife Janet, as well as the rest of his family and friends.
Pete requested no services but asked that there be a gathering in the future for his "final" retirement party. Any who wish to honor Pete's memory may do so through a gift to
or Hosparus of Louisville. Online condolences may be made at www.newcomerlouisville.com.
Newcomer Funeral Home
235 Juneau Drive Louisville, KY 40243
Published in The Courier-Journal from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2013