Bruce R. Teague
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GENEVA - Bruce R. Teague, 63, of Orchard Park Drive, passed away on Sunday (May 12, 2013) in his home surrounded by his family. Friends may call at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home, 181 N. Main St., on Wednesday (May 15, 2013) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be at 9 a.m. on Thursday (May 16, 2013) in the funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, in his memory, may be made to Ontario Yates Hospice, Our Lady of Peace Parish or the Roswell Cancer Institute Elm and Carlton Sts. Buffalo, N.Y. 14203 for Childhood Can cer Research, Buffalo, N.Y.
Bruce was born in Geneva and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late Robert N. and Julanne Reed Teague. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1967 and Cornell University where he was on the first National Lacrosse Cham pionship Team in 1971. He received the most improved player of the year in his junior year and received the Phillips Award in 1971 and was selected to play in the North South Game in 1971. He continued his love for Lacrosse by being a referee for over 35 years in both High Schools in Section-Five and on the Collegiate level refereeing the NCAA Division 3 Finals and the semi Finals in Division 1. He was a founding member of the Inter Collegiate Lacrosse Official Association. He was inducted in the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, where he served on the committee for several years and in the Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse in 2006. He started his career in the insurance business in 1973 when he joined Henry and Shepherd Insurance Co. and became President of Henry Shepherd Smith Inc. until he became the Managing Partner of Finger Lakes Partners when they began in 2007. Bruce was extremely active in the Community where he served on the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Geneva for over thirty years; was the Chairman of the United Way Campaign in 1981; was a founding member and treasurer of the Finger Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited; former member of the Board of Trustees of Finger Lakes Health; a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario ARC; longtime member of Seneca Yacht Club; a member of the Geneva Kiwanis Club; former member of the Geneva Scholar Associates of Hobart and William Smith College; past Presi dent of Geneva Chamber of Commerce; former member of Geneva Growth; a member of SAE Fraternity of Cornell Uni versity. Bruce was a lifelong member of Geneva Country Club where he was an avid golfer, former Senior Champion and Past Presi dent. He was an avid Penn State Fan in all sports. He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish.
He is survived by his wife, Beryl Mulvey Teague; his son, Bruce R. (Sandy) Teague Jr. of Stanley; his daughters, Tiffany (Tim) Cohrs of Geneva and Beth (Brian) Mabry of Orchard Park; two brothers, R. Neilan Teague of Seneca Falls, and Gary (Ruth) Teague of Staten Island, N.Y.; a sister, Leslie Harter of Rochester; his brother-in-law, David G. Mulvey of Geneva; nine grandchildren, Kacie Harris, Hay den and Gavin Teague; Beth, Leo and Teagan Cohrs; Reed, Pierce and Isla Mabry; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his loving in-laws, Beryl and Leo Mulvey.
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Published in Finger Lakes Times from May 14 to May 16, 2013.
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May 26, 2013
To Beryl and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a great person. Always had a smile. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patty and Ron Telarico
May 24, 2013
Gary.......was so sorry to read that your brother had passed .My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Patricia Mitchell-Roehrl
Utting am Ammersee,Germany
May 24, 2013
I am very sad to hear that Bruce passed. Whether it was golfing at GCC, talking lacrosse at a game or downing a few drafts, Bruce was always a gentleman and made you feel special. I don't think there was anyone who didn't admire and respect him. My deepest condolences to the family and his best friends who will miss him so.
Bren Price
May 18, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 17, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours Beryl .I so am sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Lori Hoyt Flechsenhaar
May 16, 2013
Sincere Sympathy to Bruce Teague's Family.
Jeanette Fisher-Jensen-Hanna
May 16, 2013
I wanted to convey my condolences to all of Bruce's family. He was a wonderful man full of life & lived it to the fullest. Since I moved to Seneca Falls I missed seeing him.
Chrissie Plate (Fleming)
May 16, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this very sad time . Bruce has been a good friend for many years dating back to the White's Point days .We hope your many happy memories will bring you some joy ant this difficult time .

Carol and Leo Dinan
May 16, 2013
My condolences to the Teague family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 regarding the loss of your loved one.
May 16, 2013
Dear Beryl,
I was sorry to hear about Bruce. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Carleen Mull
May 16, 2013
My sincere condolences to you Neil. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Julie Lent
May 15, 2013
To Neal and Bruce's family.
Our condolences to all of you. We didn't know Bruce ver well but know Neal and knew their father Bob very well . Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Peg (Venuti) Bellomo and Bob Bellomo
Peg & Bob Bellomo
May 15, 2013
Dear Beryl and Family,
Peacde be with you all and Bruce forever.
I am with you in spirit despite the distance work has taken me.
What a joy it was to share your very special beginning and what has proven to be a blessed life.

May 15, 2013
Mrs Teague and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. He was a great man who always had a smile and words of encouragement for me. Bruce will be sadly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Paul Dooley
May 15, 2013
What a Great Guy!!!! I so fondly remember our Son's Soccer Career in High School... Our Prayers and Thoughts go out to his family. Bruce will forever live on in your Heart and Memories.
Steve & Debbie Fenner
May 15, 2013
Dear Beryl, Gary and Ruth and Families,

Our language seems so inadequate at times like this. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Most sincerely,
Nancy and Joe
Nancy and Joe Palmisano
May 15, 2013
Beryll and family,
Very sorry to learn of the passing of Bruce. I always enjoyed talking to him when we met about town. I also enjoyed talking to him at lacrosse events around section V.
He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Rynn
May 15, 2013
Gary, I am very sorry to read about Bruce. My condolences to you and the entire family.
Jeanne Brown
May 15, 2013
Bruce was a fine gentleman. I have known him from the lacrosse community for years, but, my fondest memory is what a good and kind friend he was to my in-laws, Dick and Marylou Henry. I will miss running into Bruce as it seems I always did at the assorted lacrosse events I attend when I come back north. Bruce will be missed. My sincere condolences to all of the Teague family.
John Schading
May 15, 2013

Sorry to learn about your brother. Think of you often and days at ACC. Condolences to the family.
Annette Grant
May 14, 2013
Gary - I am very sorry to read about the passing of Bruce. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family at this time.
Steve Antenucci
May 14, 2013
Our sincere condolences to the Teague family from the Kraus family.
Jon Kraus
May 14, 2013
What a wonderful man. I've know Bruce as long as I can remember and even though we may not see each other for several years he always remembered me. He and his family are in my prayers. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
John Rice
May 14, 2013
Bruce, Our sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Frank and Cheryl Vecchio
May 14, 2013
My deepest smmpathy to the Teague family.
Bruce will truely be missed but never forgotten.
Pete & Mary Petrucci
May 14, 2013
A sad time for so many people whose lives Bruce touched. I enjoyed seeing him in the diner when he had his beautiful grandchilden with him. Prayers to you Beryl and the kids.
Anne Feligno/Brown
May 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you - Jack and Carol Daniels.
Jack Daniels
May 14, 2013
To the family of Bruce Teague:

Our sincere condolences for your loss.

With sympathy,
Bob Marchenese & Joe Candidori & staff of J-March Auto
May 14, 2013
It is such a shame that the world has lost such a fine man, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bruce will be sorely missed in Geneva.
Paul Wetzel
May 14, 2013
Beryl, Bruce, Tiffany and Beth and all of your families

Bill and I were so sorry to hear about Bruce. We both knew him for many years, and I knew him not just from his time at National Bank but all the way back to when we all you meet on Saturday mornings at Mulvey's.

He was wonderful person and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families.

Patty and Bill Ryan, San Antonio, Florida
May 14, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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