Newburyport, MA and Temple, ME — Herbert Henry Teel, 71, of Temple, Maine, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the VA Maine Health Care Hospice at Togus, Maine. He was born in Boston, Mass., on August 24, 1941, a son of Herbert S. and Anna Karlson Teel.
Herbie attended Pierce Grammar School and Arlington High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1960.
He did auto body work for several companies for several years before establishing his own business. He restored antique autos in Rowley, Mass., and also horse drawn carriages for the Salem Museum in Massachusetts. In 1989, he moved to Maine and began collecting and restoring antique gasoline engines.
He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Anna Teel of Dryden, Maine.
Herbie is survived by his wife of 18 ½ years, Kim (Bicknell) Teel of Temple, Maine; two sons, Jonathan S. Teel and wife, Christy, of Newburyport, Mass., and Eric A. Teel and wife, Trisha, of Rowley, Mass.; two grandchildren, Caleb and Charlotte; a sister, Sandra Parson of Moultonborough, N.H.; and two brothers, Rod Teel of North Sandwich, N.H., and Robert Teel of Mt. Vernon, Maine.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of his life will be held later in July. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society.