David B. Teufel David B. Teufel

David B. Teufel, 49, formerly of Emmaus, passed away in Portland, Maine after a brief illness. He attended Emmaus High School and graduated from Blair Academy in 1987 where he played Varsity football and was elected to the Blue and White Key Society. Dave graduated from Lehigh University class of 1991 with a degree in journalism. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa. When he wrote his class profile in Lincoln School’s first grade he stated he wanted to be a journalist and loved telling stories and reading books. He got his career start when he was ten by selling a fishing tip to Outdoor Life magazine which published it and sent him a check for $10.00. After Lehigh, Dave joined LL Bean in Freeport, Maine as a copy writer of their hunting and fishing catalogs later moving up to corporate public relations where he did segments with Martha Stewart, was interviewed on-air by Imus, and delighted in getting Bean products favorably reviewed in national media. While he enjoyed his Bean career he was lured to Littleton, CO by Orion to develop and produce outdoor videos; many of his shows are still running on the Outdoor Channel. After leaving Orion he co-founded High Pines Creative Group specializing in public relations and trade show exhibits chiefly for the outdoor industry. Dave was an ardent outdoorsman and an expert fly caster and archer with a flair for adventure. He used a college graduation gift from his grandmother to underwrite an expedition to Russia’s Kola Peninsula sleeping in Russian helicopters while fly fishing for Atlantic salmon, being among the first Americans to fish several newly opened Soviet rivers. He fished in Alaska, most of Canada and enjoyed grouse shooting in Scotland, South Dakota and Maine. David was equally at home in salt water fly fishing for striped bass and reef sharks in Maine, or blue water angling for tuna and was published in Sport Fishing magazine among others. Among his greatest joys was taking his friends and family fishing in coastal Maine, New Jersey, or North Carolina then preparing a sushi feast with fresh tuna.

He is survived by his parents Robert and Anne Teufel of Emmaus, his sister Laura Michaelis and her husband Kevin of Macungie, brother Edward J. Teufel, MD and wife Emily of Falmouth, Maine, his two children William and Marina and his former wife Margery Teufel with whom he remained close friends, scores of nephews and nieces, cousins and friends who will surely miss his laughter, sense of humor and invitation of “let’s go fishing.”

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10 A.M. in St. Thomas More Catholic Church 1040 Flexer Ave. Allentown. A calling hour will be held on Friday, from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. in the Church. Interment will be private, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in David’s memory to the Emmaus Public Library 11 East Main St. Emmaus, PA 18049.

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