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Rev. Frederic J. Teichmann, 86, Gloria Dei Pastor

Former pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church passed away on Dec. 10, 2013.

Obit graphic. Photo credit: Patch
Obit graphic. Photo credit: Patch
Rev. Frederic J. Teichmann a resident of Bedford, died on Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 86 at Carlyle Place in Bedford, surrounded by his family.

He was born in New York City on Oct. 20, 1927, a son of Frederick W. and Ruth (Karweick) Teichmann. He graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.

Rev. Teichmann's first call was to a congregation in Jamaica, Queens, NY. He was then called to start a Lutheran church in Littleton, and one in Greece, NY. He was then called to be the pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, New Hyde Park, NY., where he served faithfully for 30 years. During this time he also served the wider church as dean of his district and president of the Nassau County Council of Churches. Rev. Teichmann also served Pinecrest Lutheran Ministries for more than 25 years as assistant director and director.

Following his retirement in 1992, he made his home in Center Tuftonboro, and worked with Camp Calumet, the New England synod's outdoor ministry, as well as serving as interim pastor in South Paris, Maine, Berlin and Rochester, and substitute pastor for numerous churches throughout the synod. He also served for many years as a regional representative for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Outdoor Ministry board - traveling to Lutheran camps throughout the country. He and his wife moved to Bedford in 2012.

Family members include his loving wife of 63 years, Claire W. (Karkutt) Teichmann of Bedford; four sons and daughters-in-law, Peter W. and Diane Teichmann of Long Island, NY.; Timothy J. and Christine Teichmann of Bedminster, NJ.; Rev. Thomas E. and Lisa Teichmann of Amherst; Jeffrey J. and Lois Teichmann of East Windsor, NJ.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Jonathan and Caroline; Erik and Sarah; Matthew; Marc and Kerry; Brianne; Amy; Daniel; and Jeremy; a sister, Ruth Annunziato of Amityville, NY.; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Thelma Teichmann of Ocala, Fla.; two nieces, five nephews, and one great-grandchild.

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