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Fay Teal   

Obituary is available on the funeral home's tribute page.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 22nd from 5-6:45pm at the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, with service at 7pm at the funeral home, which is located at Middletown (Rte. #352) & Knowlton Rds., Middletown Twp., Media, PA 19063.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Laps to Conquer MS, PO Box 94, Lenni, PA 19052-0094 or online via the National MS Society's donor drive in honor of Fay and LCMS available by clicking here .

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that Fay Teal passed away yesterday (December 15, 2022) at 5:01pm, surrounded by family.

Born in February 1944, Fay joined the South Jersey Region SCCA in 1978. Her passion for cars and motorsports was strong, and she quickly became active in road racing, autocross, and rallies both as a volunteer and a competitor.

Just as she realized her dream of earning a competition license, Fay was diagnosed in 1981 with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Fay was never one to let her 40+ year battle with a progressive and ultimately fully disabling disease overcome her adventurous spirit and love of motorsports.

Fay founded Laps to Conquer MS (LCMS) in 1989 to raise awareness of MS and do fundraising for research into treatments to help those suffering with MS.

LCMS competed in dozens of Cannonball One Lap of America road rallies, logging over 195,000 interstate miles and raising over $221,000 for MS research. LCMS also competed in - and won - the Nevada Open Road Challenge, and was the event charity for numerous SCCA races over the years. Fay was recognized multiple times for her work and accomplishments with LCMS.

Her strength, courage, and indomitable spirit was matched only by her husband David's devotion and care and her family's love and support. Below is a picture of Fay, David, and son Wayne Hickman during the 2008 Cannonball One Lap of America.

Further information on Fay's amazing life, as well as details on final arrangements and service, will be shared in the coming days.

Rest in peace, Fay, and may your love of motorsports and its people inspire all of us for years to come.

Fay Teal


Fay Teal