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W. David Teter  

W. David Teter

December 26, 1936 – July 12, 2014

W. David Teter, age 77, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on July 12, 2014.

Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the only child of Catherine Lynch Teter and W. Corder Teter, he graduated with multiple degrees from West Virginia University. He taught Engineering Design and Graphics as well as surveying at the University of Delaware throughout his teaching career, a vocation that was wellchosen as he was a true inspiration to his students.

His passion for the WVU Mountaineers was extensive as was his love of car rallying. A co-founder of the Mon Valley Sports Car Club and active organizer for the Brandywine Motorsport Club and the Sports Car Club of America he was instrumental in formulating the rules by which these organizations abide. He is best known as the creator of many Appalachian National Rallies and seventeen March Lamb Rallies, the last of which was in April. A frequent competitor, he won four SCCA National Rally Championships plus the prestigious vintage car Great American Race. He was the recipient of the Robert V. Ridges Memorial Award in 1985.

He was preceded in death by his parents. David is survived by his son, W. Andrew Teter (Cathrine Zell Teter) of Newark and granddaughters Savannah and Kendall.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, July 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am. A Masonic ceremony and committal service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 at the family gravesite in the Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650 to help provide charitable support to university functions.

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  1. Dave Head, July 18, 2014

    Goodbye to a good friend. I will miss you. I am now in Plainfield, Indiana for an SCCA National Road Rally that is less than it would otherwise be because you’re not here. Godspeed.

    Dave Head

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  2. ObitManager, October 31, 2014

    I have just learned of Mr. Teter’s passing. I was a former student in one of his engineering-drawing classes. My deepest sympathies to his family.

    Carl G. Moore, Jr.

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