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Bertram Thiel

June 16, 1940 — July 29, 2017

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Bertram A. “Bert” Thiel, 77, of Frostburg, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born on June 16, 1940, in New York, to the late Oscar A. and Mary (Tortorello) Thiel.

Bert grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in 1958. In 1965, he earned his B.S. degree from University of Utah, and his Masters of Education degree from Frostburg State University in 1981. He began his employment with FSU in October of 1970 in the Planetarium and then as an Instructor in the Computer Science Department. After his retirement in 2012, he continued teaching as an adjunct Professor till Spring of 2017.

His hobbies included photography and woodworking. He was also a member of Mensa International, The International High IQ society.

Surviving are close friend/ “brother” Stanley “Butch” Eisel and wife Gloria, their daughter Sarah Eisel Haddaway, who always called him “Uncle Bert” and husband Noah, as well as close friends, co-workers, and his Friday night group.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, MD, on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on August 1, 2017 at 11 am with Rev. Sandvick officiating

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

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