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May 22, 2013

New Albany code enforcement officer dies at 60

Teives served under England, Gahan


Tim Teives, the Concentrated Code Enforcement Officer for New Albany, passed away Tuesday at the age of 60. 

Teives was a member of the New Albany Redevelopment Department staff, and among his efforts, focused on code enforcement in the Midtown neighborhood as part of the city’s strides to improve the area. 

During a New Albany Redevelopment Commission meeting last week, members said Teives was gravely ill and they weren’t sure when or if he would be able to return to his position. 

Teives retired from AT&T after 36 years on the job before joining the city about four years ago. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cheri, and five children. 

He was initially hired under Mayor Doug England’s administration, and continued to serve the city after Mayor Jeff Gahan took office in 2012. 

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Tim’s family,” Gahan said, and added Teives was an exceptional person and employee. “He was always professional, and we could always count on him to be courteous in every public encounter. His diligence made him an asset to our entire city. He will be missed.” 

A reception for family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, which is located at 708 E. Spring St. in New Albany. 

His funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Albany. Teives will be buried at Holy Trinity Cemetery in New Albany. Turn to page A4 for his full obituary.

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