Jerome Albert “Jerry” Teeter, died Aug. 15, 2010, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 77.
Jerry was born March 26, 1933, in New York City, the son of Eugene and Dorothy (Schneider) Teeter
Jerry was raised and attended school in the Bronx and, following high school, attended City University of New York, where he received his degree.
Jerry served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Missouri. He served as the ship’s serviceman and worked in the cobbler shop. He later belonged to the Seabee’s. Following his discharge, he served in the U.S. Navy reserves until he could retire.
Jerry married Dianne Calabrese in 1962, and to this union three children were born. They made their home in Mahopac, NY.
Jerry joined the New York City Police Department in 1962, and was a patrol officer for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
Jerry moved to Craig in 1992. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, was a Eucharistic minister for St. Michael Catholic Church, taking communion to the homebound, and enjoyed doing whatever charity work he could. He was a movie buff, and had a large collection of DVDs. He enjoyed traveling to Black Hawk with his friends for a few days of gambling.
Jerry is survived by his daughter, Gina Teeter, of Craig; his sons, Anthony M. Teeter, of City Island, N.Y., and Michael R. (Glory) Teeter, of Bronx, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Elisa, Maryliz and Valerie; and his brother, Eugene (Mary) Teeter, of Craig; along with several nieces and nephews.
The Rosary was recited Aug. 18, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 19, 2010, at St. Michael Catholic Church with the Rev. James Fox officiating.
Mary Quinn was the soloist and sang “Be Not Afraid,” “Amazing Grace,” “Ave Maria” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” accompanied by Denise Whitney on the piano.
The violinist was Sandra Kruczek.
Interment followed in the Craig Cemetery, with military honors by members of the U.S. Navy, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4265 and American Legion Post No. 62.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, in care of Grant Mortuary.