2. Teiger's mother apparently was also a coconut cream pie devotee. A neighbor, who lived in the same house with her in Brooklyn in the early 1940s, revealed to me that every Friday, a chauffeur-driven car would pull up to the house and deliver to her a few Tavern coconut cream pies, along with some other Tavern food goodies. The coconut cream pies may have contributed toward her longevity. When Kate Teiger died in January 1961, she was 94 years old.