Richard Peter Thiel
Born May 4, 1935 - Passed December 1, 2021
He was first generation born in Chicago, Illinois. He is survived by Caroline, his wife of 59 years and his Identical twin sons Jeff & Jim. He was a devoted family man, putting family first. He was the first to graduate college. After graduating from University of Illinois with a degree in Biology. He started as a salesman for a textbook publishing company. This would be his career. He also was a professor at University of Southern California, where he taught in the Entrepreneur Program. When they moved to Bakersfield, he taught at Bakersfield College. He believed strongly in education and while living in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, he was on the school board. He was involved with the Catholic Church as a lector and a eucharistic minister. He loved Broadway musicals & reading a good book.