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THIEL, Gordon W.

THIEL - Gordon W. September 20, 1932 to September 15, 2016, went into rest with family by his side; beloved son of the late Harvey and Thelma Thiel; beloved husband of 61 years to Carol Thiel. Loving father of Tracy Lubeck (John), Kelly Thiel, Tim Thiel (Denise), and the late Gordon Thiel (Ellen); survived by his brother Harvey Thiel (Denise); predeceased by his sister Ethel Ulrich; loving grandpa to ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Gordon was a Korean War Veteran and a longtime member of American Legion Post #665, Buffalo Troop I and the American Legion Post #410 in Lockport, NY. He retired from GM Chevrolet Tonawanda plant after 20 years of service. The family will be present at the BATES WALLACE AND HEATH FUNERAL HOME, 38 State St., Middleport, NY on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM to receive family and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at the funeral home at 11AM, family and friends invited. Memorial may be made in Gordon's name St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St Jude PlaceMemphis, TN 38105. Please share condolences at www.bateswallace.com

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