Raymond A. Teator, 65, Was Carpenter for Town

Raymond A. Teator died unexpectedly on Friday, March 21, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Known by his moniker of Teator Bug, Raymond was born in Red Hook, N.Y., on April 4, 1937 to Esther Palmatier and Claude Teator, who predeceased him.

He attended Pine Plains Central School and then served in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Otis Air Force Base in Bourne and overseas in Germany.

After being discharged from the service he was to make his way to California but only made it as far as Martha's Vineyard, where he made a home in Oak Bluffs. He retired from employment with the town of Oak Bluffs as a carpenter for the highway and maintenance department.

He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Portuguese-American Club on the island and the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge in Falmouth.

He is survived by three sisters, Audrey Allen of Standfordville, N.Y., Margaret Dantine of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Esther Byers of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, Ralph Teator of Greenville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Juranic and three brothers, Roger, Walter and George Teator.

His funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 25, in the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. Visiting hours were on Monday. Donations may be made in his name to the Oak Bluffs Ambulance, P.O. Box 2131, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to the Oak Bluffs Senior Center, P.O. Box 1379, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.