David – or Migdal – as he was fondly known by all who knew him, was a giant of a man in every sense of the word.
He grew up in the South African veld, learning about life from the tribal peoples around him. Africa gave him the fortitude, determination and tools to always go the extra mile.
Migdal joined the fledgling Israeli army as a member of Machal on May 15th, 1948, one of the first volunteers to do so.
Colonel David Teperson behind the bar of the Garies Hotel, his parents once owned
After the War of Independence, he volunteered for reserve duty and officers' course and thereafter fought in every one of Israel's subsequent wars, gaining the rank of major in the Yom Kippur War (when both his sons were also serving). He was the oldest reservist serving in the IDF, with the rank of full colonel in his tank unit.
In his civilian life, Migdal became the owner of a successful construction business in 1959.
He also worked tirelessly to set up monuments to the Fallen, as well as recreational facilities for the young soldiers of his unit.
The Chairman Maish Isaacson, members of the Executive Council and all the staff of Telfed extend heartfelt condolences to David Teperson's sons Gadi and Assaf and daughter Idit and their families on their sad loss.
The funeral will take place on Friday 30th October at 12 noon at the Kfar Shmaryahu cemetery.
Condolences may be sent by fax to Teperson offices: 09-958-0685.