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Gathering of Family and Friends

Rochester Co. 2
Saturday April 13th, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Lawrence Allen Thiel

Lawrence Allen Thiel

 "Mountain Man"

Kerhonkson - Larry "Mountain Man" Thiel died Saturday, March 23, 2019 peacefully at home. Larry was born May 7, 1948, in Saddle River, New Jersey, to Naomi and Charles Garrison, and was the adopted son of Ruth and William Thiel of Nanuet and Kerhonkson, New York.

Larry was a graduate of Nanuet High School, and served in the United States Navy, as a Boatswain's Mate 3rd class on the U.S.S Helen Higbee during the Vietnam Conflict from 1966-1972.

A mountain of a man, Larry had many trades. He worked at The Red & Tan bus lines as a Bus Mechanic, Then at the Pine Grove Dude Ranch for over 30 years until his retirement. A former member of the Rochester 2 Fire Company. Larry enjoyed hunting and fishing and having good times with friends. 

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Susan Thiel. Sons; William Thiel (Deliah), Lawerence Thiel II (Kyra), Brian Thiel (Kaitlin Gregory), Daughters; Ashley Martinez (Jeremy), Lindsay Wynkoop (Julian). Stepsons; Kenneth 'Kip' Paes, Steven Paes (Rina). He is survived by Brothers; Ronald Garrison, Gary Garrison(Bonita), Red "Jimmy" Rider(Nancy),Bruce Thiel (Bernadette) and Ronald Thiel (Martha). Sisters; Carol Wakley, Janet Thiel. He is also survived by many loving grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Larry was predeceased by both his birth and adoptive parents, brothers Allen Garrison, Ralph Garrison, brother in law James Wakley, and his sister Judith Upwright.

Larry requested cremation without services, but a gathering of family and friends at the Rochester 2 Firehouse, 922 Samsonville Road, Kerhonkson, New York on  April 13, 2019 between 1 pm - 4 pm.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Larry's name can be sent to 'The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust' ( https://www.dav.org/).

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My condolences to the family. I knew Larry years ago In RFC #2

Mike L Aug 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Thiel

Diana & Jeffrey Decker May 23 2019 12:00 AM

Larry you fought the fight to the end and now you are free and no more pain. You are with your friends and living a new existence. Wherever you are may happiness and peace be with you. So many memories of you and Don and all the great times we had. Will never forget them and Love and Light to you always. My sincere prayers to you Sue who was by his side thru all the ups and downs and to the family may you be assured Larry is in a great place now and wanting you all to live your life with happiness and light wherever you are.

Lynette Keator Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM


Vaughn F sTANCAGE Mar 29 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Thiel

Gene and MaryEllen Cannizzaro ( Gene's Tire) Mar 28 2019 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to all the Thiel Family. Larry use to do my handicapped Brothers lawn and other tasks to help him out. Larry was always a kind and carrying man . He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in Peace.

Judith Hasbrouck Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lawrence Thiel

Jimmy and Cindy LaForges Mar 27 2019 12:00 AM

A Great Man, loved by Many! You will be missed. Ride with the wind my friend

Tara Keene Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

Will be missed by all!!! Fly high Mountain Man!!

George Ferguson Mar 26 2019 12:00 AM

A great friend and a great man, he will be missed.

Tom Lewis Mar 25 2019 12:00 AM

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