James H. Teahl
Published in Patriot-News
on March 22, 2010
James H. Teahl,
Sr., 76, of South Duke Street, Palmyra, died Saturday, March 20, 2010,
at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born February 16, 1934, in Palmyra, he was a son of the late Ralph and
Lucetta (Gampher) Teahl and was also preceded in death by siblings, Alton,
Edgar and Lester Teahl and Hilda Frazier.
Retiring from Coca Cola, Shiremanstown, and ASK Foods, Palmyra, he has
since worked for Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company and was a Palmyra
School Crossing Guard. He was a 1953 graduate of Palmyra High School,
a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Palmyra, a life member of
Citizen's Fire Company #1, Palmyra, and a former member of the Palmyra
An avid bowler, he bowled a 298, played minor league baseball for three
years for the Cleveland Indians and coached many Palmyra youth in football
and baseball. He was inducted into the Palmyra Sports Hall of Fame in
1997, the Lebanon County Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Lebanon County
Bowling Hall of Fame in 2008.
Surviving are his wife of almost 55 years, Jo Ann (Russ) Teahl; children,
Cheryl A., wife of Michael McCall, of Cumberland, Maine, Karen D., wife
of Richard Zern, of Palmyra and James H. Teahl, Jr., of Palmyra; siblings,
Russell, husband of Peggy Teahl, of Palmyra, Myrtle Roach, of Palmyra,
Anna Mae, wife of David Smith, of Palmyra and Diane Shearer, of Palmyra;
grandchildren, Ashley Theal, Allison McCall and Austin Teahl; great granddaughter,
Addison Theal; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Trinity
United Church of Christ, 40 West Pine Street, Palmyra. Viewings will be
held 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday and 10:00 - 11:00 AM Wednesday, both at the
church. Interment will be in Grand View Memorial Park, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity United Church
of Christ, 40 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078, or to Citizens Fire
Company #1, 21 North College Street, Palmyra, PA 17078.