Vale Steve Petschel of Teletune Mildura
StereoNET was saddened to hear the news this morning that Steve Petschel (above, right), owner of Teletune in Mildura, Victoria, passed away on Tuesday this week of a heart attack.
Many industry members always spoke highly of Steve, who had worked within the audio-video market for over 35 years. Steve was just 63 years old and will be sorely missed by his lovely wife Helen, family, friends and industry colleagues.
Industry veteran and stalwart Paul Clarke offered the following comment after hearing the news:
Back in the late '80s, Steve and his business partner used to fly their own plane down to our Pioneer Electronics product launches. Steve was always a million miles an hour, but someone who would always embrace new concepts and promote them to his loyal customers in his region.
Steve would always take my calls, always supported me with whichever company I was working with at the time, and gave everyone time of day. He had a brilliant team at Teletune who were always just as supportive and very knowledgeable.
Some years back, Steve closed his retail store and continued operating from his very substantial home office/showroom at home in Mildura.
Rest in peace Steve.