Richard Thiel died, peacefully, at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in Newark, NY on November 29, 2012, after a long illness.
Mr. Thiel was born in the Town of Yates on October 28, 1932, son of the late Maurice and Dorothy (Deeter) Thiel.
While living most of his life in the Newark-Lyons area, he was known for his friendliness and being a trickster.
Brother of Ruth A. Montague of Lyndonville; Betty (Terry) Leonard of Medina; and Ruby Sweeney of Gasport. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, and stepsisters and a stepbrother. He is also survived by special friends, Stan and Joanne Beers of Ovid, NY. They gave him so much love and took him to their home.
There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in West Ridgeway Cemetery. Memorials can be made to any animal shelter. Arrangements by the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, Middleport, New York.
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