Scott Teilhaber, 71, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at his home in the Dominican Republic. He was born March 22, 1950, in the Bronx and raised in Spring Valley, New York, the son of the late Edith and Murray Teilhaber. He graduated from The Roosevelt School in Connecticut in 1968 and was inducted into the National Guard shortly thereafter. Throughout his life, Scott was a serial entrepreneur, whose first major company was S&S Furniture in New Paltz, New York. His father, Murray Teilhaber, also owned a furniture store for many years, which inspired Scott to follow in his father’s footsteps. While he ran S&S Furniture, Scott owned a German shepherd kennel, where he trained dogs for several New York State police departments. All his life Scott was actively involved in community services and philanthropy, be it youth athletics or helping families in distress. He was an avid traveler and businessman that could always carry on a great conversation. Scott spent his later years enjoying life in the Dominican Republic, where he raised farm animals and tended to his vegetable gardens, which he took great pride in and happily shared the bounty of his crops will all in the community. Scott is survived by his loving daughter, Kaela Teilhaber of Woodstock, NY and his sister, Marge Teilhaber of Fort Lee, NJ. Also left behind are his first cousins in Atlanta, Bruce and Davida Teilhaber, their four sons and families, and his first cousin in Connecticut, Roberta Litvinoff her three sons and families. Scott also leaves behind an abundance of friends in the Dominican Republic, Ulster County, and all over the world.
Graveside Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 29, 2021, at 11 AM across the street from the building located at 220 Brick Church Road, Spring Valley, NY. A celebration of Scott’s life will follow at Kaela’s childhood home at 39 Flanders Lane, West Hurley, NY at around 1:30pm the same day. Donations in Scott’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Scott was truly one of a kind. He was a charismatic and generous man, who will be profoundly missed and never forgotten.