Edward H. Thiel of East Marion died Aug. 16 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He was 80 years old.
He was born March 2, 1932, to Florence (Harper) and Edward Thiel. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, attaining the rank of lance corporal E-3, then worked at Plum Island for over 20 years.
He was an active member of Orient United Methodist Church and his community, family members said.
Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, in 2005, Mr. Thiel is survived by his son, Gary Tabor, and his daughter Susan Moisa, both of Orient; his daughter Sally Perrone of Centereach; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours took place Aug. 20 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport, where a service was held Aug. 21, Pastor Beverly Furey officiating. Interment with military honors was at East Marion Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Orient United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 238, Orient, NY 11957.