Robert ‘Bob’ Cecil Teeter
April 14, 1950 – Jan. 21, 2021
Robert “Bob” Cecil Teeter, 70, described by many as a good and loving man, gentle spirit, kind, compassionate, buddy and second father; died Thursday at UPMC Altoona due to complications from COVID-19. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Cecil and Lena (Stevens) Teeter. He later resided in the Sandusky, Ohio, area until returning to Pennsylvania in 1996.
He leaves his wife of 22 years, Beth (Martz) Teeter; his son, Bruce Palmer and wife, Shelly, of Richland, Mo.; his daughter, Lori Palmer James and husband, David, of Bettendorf, Iowa; daughter, Lynnse Mack and husband, Brandon, of Altoona; sons, John Free and Ehren Teeter of Roaring Spring; daughter, Erin Parks of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren: Lindsay Robinson, Blaire Sirko and Dakota Williams, Zach and Zoey James, Extacy Marie, Ramellow and Savior Mack; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Cecelia Bowser and her husband, Fred; and a brother, Glenn Teeter; and treasured family friend, Nancy Goff.
He was preceded in death by a son, Sean Teeter Sarrica.
After graduating from Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in 1968, he attended Computer Technology Institute, Pittsburgh, and later the National School of Meat Cutting, Toledo, Ohio. He reunited with his high school classmate, Beth Martz Free, by chance at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and they were married on June 12, 1998, in Elizabethtown.
In addition to his employment and retirement from NPC Inc. in 2016, where he was revered by many for his stellar work ethic, he was honored to serve as manager of the Greene Hills Family Campground and RV Park, an outdoor ministry of the United Methodist Church beginning in 2010 and considered the members of that camp community as extended family. Bob has lived a humble life of service and care-giving for many as a gracious, loving husband, devoted father, grandfather, son, brother and faithful friend.
He enjoyed years of youth ministry as an advisor and Sunday school teacher in addition to many other church-related responsibilities. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Woodbury, and volunteered at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park and Altoona District Mission Central HUB. He is past president of the Roaring Spring Lions Club.
Bob was an avid photographer and had a passion for animals fulfilled by providing homeless shelter dogs the best life possible. Copper has been his faithful companion and will sorely grieve his master’s absence.
Because of the current COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., April 17, 2021, at the Greene Hills Family Campground and RV Park, Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greene Hills RV Park Plant to Remember Tree Replacement Fund: SUSUMC, 6270 Barree Road, Alexandria, PA 16611.
Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.