Mr. Michael Donald Teets, cherished son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home. Born May 26, 1977, in Uniontown, Pa., he was the son of Catherine Louise Conard Teets, of Carlsbad, N.M., and the late Glenn C. Teets.
Michael was a graduate of Ringgold High School, in Monongahela, Pa., and received his bachelor’s degree from Alderson Broaddus in Philippi, W.V. During college, he was active in “The West Virginians” singing group and was president of Phi Delta Sigma Fraternity. In his 43 years of life, Michael impacted the lives of countless people of all ages. As an educator for Accomack County Public Schools, he was adored by his students as well as his colleagues. His musical talents were limitless, a gift he selflessly shared with local schools and churches, The North Street Playhouse, and a myriad of special events throughout the Eastern Shore. Always striving to better himself, Michael recently received his master’s degree from the University of Virginia, all the while continuing to teach, lend his musical genius to all who asked, and work part time at Maurice. Whether you called him Michael or Mr. Teets, he would want everyone to celebrate his life through appreciating the importance of music and kindness to others.
In addition to his mother, Michael is survived by his brothers, Glenn C. Teets II and his wife, Jenny, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Timothy Teets and fiancee, Kristy Muelhman, of Finleyville, Pa.; aunts, Cathy Virginia Nedrow and her husband, Bill, and Ruth Marie Kelly and her husband, Ray, of Rockwood, Pa.; great-aunts, Helen Trotta, of Carlsbad, and Isabelle Miller, of Monongahela; cousins, Naomi Nedrow, Sarah Nedrow Rogers, and Adam and Cameron Kelly; as well as many other extended family members and a wealth of friends who thought of him as family. Other than his father, Michael was predeceased by his brother, Johnathan Edward Teets; grandparents, Hampton and Gladys Teets and Earl and Mary Conard; and aunt, Connie Katz.
A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at Wachapreague Seaside Park (corner of Main Street and Atlantic Avenue in Wachapreague) on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 2 p.m.
To honor Michael’s greatest passions, please consider donating to a cause that will continue his legacy of educating and mentoring children or bringing light and joy through music.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.