DONALD LEE TETER, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday January 26, 2012 at the age of 86.
Don was born May 21, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois where he spent his childhood before moving to Fort Worth, Texas during high school. Don graduated from Rice University and worked in Baytown as a Chemical Engineer for many years while also becoming an active member of the community. Don spent two years serving his country in the Navy.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Harry Teter and Jeanette Marks Teter, his brother Burton Teter and his daughter Barbara Teter. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gertrude Moskowitz Teter, his daughter and son-in-law Joan and Ruben Linares, his granddaughters Jamie, Leah, and Alyssa Linares and honorary grandson Cheto Cerda, as well as many cousins and relatives.
Don was an active member, leader and in some cases founder of many organizations including the Sterling Library Adult Literacy Program, STAR program at Harlem Elementary, AARP Tax Aid Program, Country Club Oaks Civic Association, Cystic Fibrosis Bike-a-thon and MS150, Texas Jewish Historical Society, Baytown Historical Museum, Baytown Jaycees, Baytown Opportunity Center, Congregation K'Nesseth Israel, Congregation Emanu El, and the Houston Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
Don was an engineer, an athlete, a supporter, a leader, a volunteer, an author, a historian, an explorer, an entertainer and an innovator. He enjoyed traveling, trying new things, and above all else spending precious moments with his family. He was a truly remarkable man and will be terribly missed by those lucky enough to have had him touch their lives.
The family would like to thank everyone who has been helpful in Don's care: Ben Reilly, Kim and Fred Hall, Dr. James Bernick, Luz Gonzalez, Margarita Sustaita, Joyce Steinle, Barbara Hall, Bonnie Soliz, Sherri Grant, Carol Mendolovitz and the Faith Community Hospice of Baytown.
Funeral services will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 12:30pm at the Congregation Emanu El Cemetery, 8341 Bissonet, Houston, Texas 77096. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Congregation K.Nesseth Israel, P.O. Box 702 Baytown, TX 77522 or other charity of your choice
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Published by Houston Chronicle from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2012.