George R. Teufel, 54, passed away suddenly April 24, 2009, in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital due to complications from an aggressive form of cancer. A retired U.S. Navy captain, he was employed as a senior analyst by Alion Science and Technology.
A native of Jersey Shore, Pa., he was a 1973 graduate of Jersey Shore Area High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in 1992. He was an outstanding athlete, starring as a member of the football, basketball and track and field teams in high school as well as playing football and running track in college. He completed a 30-year career as a Navy Surface Warfare officer in 2007, serving at sea and ashore in an array of assignments including duties as executive officer, USS Preble (DDG 46) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; commanding officer, Assault Craft Unit TWO; Force Operations officer, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; and chief staff officer, Military Sealift Command, Atlantic and subsequently, Military Sealift Fleet Support Command.
He was a member of Community United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lori Huff Teufel; three sons, George L. Teufel and his wife Dawn, Benjamin R. Teufel, and Sean A. Teufel, all of Virginia Beach; one grandson, George N. Teufel; his mother, Mary E. Teufel of Jersey Shore, Pa.; a brother, Robert S. Teufel, his wife Lynn, and their children Kristen and Adam of Virginia Beach; and many other relatives and close friends. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen A. Teufel, and his father, George W. Teufel. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Community United Methodist Church with the Rev. DeBorah Barnwell officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore, Pa., at a later date.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Arrangements are under the care of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.