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Longtime industry rep Gary Teller dies

Published September 30, 2021

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (BRAIN) — Longtime industry professional Gary Teller died Tuesday after a long battle with kidney disease. He was 68.

Teller had a career as a parts and accessories sales representative for JBI and was known to his customers as "Mr. Partz."

"Gary would add glow to any room he entered," said Larry Black, owner of Mount Airy Bicycle and College Park Bicycle in Maryland. "Though Gary was not the rep for this area, I looked forward to sharing a table with him at the annual J&B open houses in Pennsylvania."

Teller, who lived in Orange, Connecticut, was known as "the mayor" of his neighborhood, where he enjoyed walking his dogs, driving his MINI, Jeep Wrangler, and Dodge Ram truck. Washing and waxing his cars were a labor of love.

He and wife Ann met on a cruise, and after marriage enjoyed taking cruising vacations to celebrate their anniversary.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years; brother Stephen (Janet) Teller of Silver Spring, Maryland; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Harold Blinderman and Wanda Schulman of West Hartford, Connecticut; nephews, Danny Blinderman (fiancé, Rachel Sandalow-Ash); Aaron Blinderman; Bruce (Sherri) Teller; and Michael Teller (Madeline Pellish). He was predeceased by brother, Allan Lewis Teller.

Funeral services will be Thursday at the Beth Hamedrosh Cemetery in East Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions will be accepted to Temple Emanuel in Orange or to the charity of your choice. To sign an online registry book or to leave a message of condolence, go here.

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