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David A. Thiel

April 7, 1932 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 86)

David A. Thiel, of Akron, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born in Medina, NY on April 7, 1932 to Lester and Blanche (Herendeen) Thiel.

Beloved husband over 53 years to the late Vera (Ireland) Thiel; loving father to Sue (Thiel) Schleef, Randy Thiel, Lisa (Thiel) Lipiec, and Darcy Thiel; grandfather to 8 lucky grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

David was a graduate of Lyndonville High School Class of 1950. He served in the United States Army in Korea. David worked for over thirty-two years at Harrison Radiator in Lockport, NY. He was an active member of the Terry’s Corners Fire Department for over 60 years where he served three times as chief, and other posts including assistant chief and fire police. He was a member of the State Chief Association, Niagara County Fire Chief Association, and the Akron Newstead Senior Citizens. A God-fearing man you could count on, worthy of respect. Our world needs more men like him. He will be sorely missed.

Friends and relatives are invited to a visitation on Friday, August 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ross Funeral Home of Akron, LLC. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 6379 Wolcottsville Rd., Akron. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Michael’s Church, Terry's Corners, or  Hospice Buffalo gratefully accepted. 


Donations may be made to:

St. Michael's Lutheran Church
6379 Wolcottsville Rd., Akron, NY 14001,

Hospice Buffalo
225 Como Park Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14227,

Terry's Corners Fire Department
7801 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Gasport NY 14067


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