David Keim Teuten

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Teuten, David Keim VOORHEESVILLE David Keim Teuten died August 7, 2018. He left this world surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marguerite (Hallett); daughter Cate Teuten Bohn; son Edward; son-in-law Erick Bohn; grandsons, Evan and Connor Bohn; his beloved sisters, Barbara Teuten and Belinda Rivas; brother-in-law Roberto Rivas; nieces and nephews, Alex Rincones, Cristina and Chris Laline, Robert and Karen Ma Rivas, Beva and Lliam Greguez, Daniel and Teresa Rincones; and grandnieces, Madeleine Laline and Tonita Rincones. His parents, Edward and Leona Keim Teuten and elder brother Laurence died previously. David was a protector of the bullied, cheerleader of us all and wise sage to those that listened. He could be stubborn and cantankerous, and we will cherish our memories of him. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was close with his grandsons and loved being involved in their daily lives; he was also an extrovert and always willing to engage in conversation - on any topic, regardless of whether or not he knew anything about it. These traits made him a beloved and much requested substitute teacher later in life. Both the teachers and students cherished his passion and energy. He was born in Oceanside, N.Y. on June 4, 1940, to Leona and Edward Teuten, the third of four children. He spent much of his formative years in Venezuela, then Pennsylvania, with high school back in Oceanside. He kept traveling later in life, clocking trips to the Galapagos, South Africa, China, Australia, Alaska, the Aegean Sea, as well as annual family trips to Cape Cod and Chicago. After receiving his master's at SUNY Oneonta, the young family moved to Albany, then the magnificent little village of Voorheesville to raise their active family while he worked for the state of New York, first in the Public Service Commission and then the Division of Parole. He retired in 2000 and became a substitute teacher soon after. While living in Voorheesville, David was active in every facet of the community. He was a school board member for 10 years; a dedicated democratic committeeman for years; deeply involved with his church, both as a lay minister and earlier as leader of the church youth group and spearheaded the haunted church every Halloween. Additionally, he served briefly as a volunteer fireman. Services will be held in St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Voorheesville. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. and his funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with a reception following. In keeping with his desire to improve his world through local action, his family is suggesting donations to the New Scotland Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 335 Voorheesville, NY, 12186, or the Leona Keim and David K. Teuten Humanities Award at Voorheesville High School, 432 New Salem Road, Voorheeseville, NY, 12186. reillyandson.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Aug. 9, 2018
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