David L. Kiel

May 1, 1947 - October 31, 2017

Age 70, of Warsaw, passed away on October 31, 2017 at the Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw.

He was born May 1, 1947 in Warsaw, son of the late Lawrence and Irene Schiltz Kiel. Dave was a graduate of the former St. Michael’s Elementary School and Warsaw Central School Class of 1965. He received a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University. Dave was employed for over thirty years with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The last several years he worked with the department as a wildlife biologist and sportsman education coordinator. In earlier years with the DEC, Dave spent considerable time in the Adirondack Mountains trapping black bears.

Dave was a member of the National Bench Rest Shooters Association and for several years held two world shooting records at one time. He enjoyed trapping and was a master craftsman woodworker. In earlier years, Dave built his own dune buggy which he owned and enjoyed for many years. He also had an avid interest in genealogy research. Dave was a long time member of St. Michael’s Church in Warsaw.

Surviving are his wife of forty-one years, Cynthia “Cindy” Thomas Kiel whom he married on May 22, 1976; his sons, Eric (Megan) Kiel of Troy, Mark Kiel of Kane, PA; his grandson, Liam Kiel; siblings, Donna (Gerry) Ramsey of Warsaw, Joan (the late Rafael) Roquez of Arkport, Russell Kiel of Varysburg; his mother-in-law, Jean Thomas; his in laws, Gary (Michelle) MacDonald, Clark (Sandy) Thomas, Laurie Silvano, Cheryl (John) Harrington, Maureen (Ray) Banuls; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Thursday, November 2 from 4 – 7 PM at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Dave’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 3 at 10 AM at St. Michael’s Church in Warsaw. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE First St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or the Warsaw Rescue Squad, PO Box 22, Warsaw, NY 14569.

Important Dates

November 2, 2017 : Calling hours for David L. Kiel - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

November 3, 2017 : Mass of Christian Burial for David L. Kiel at St. Michael’s Church, Warsaw - 10:00 AM

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Nov 11.17 from John Lapp:
I was saddened when I found out about Dave's passing. I have known him and his family for over 40 years, and have many fond memories. His wit, stories and knowledge imparted will forever be remembered. He is always with you, in memories and spirit. My deepest condolences to all. John

Nov 6.17 from Tim Kibler:
We are so sorry for your Loss, Cindy. Dave was a wonderful man. I first met Dave on the school board at St. Michael's. Will miss him. Cherish your memories.

Nov 3.17 from Bill and Sandy Clark:
We are sorry to hear of your loss,Many great memories,from 4-H to Clark and Kiel family cook outs years ago He was a great person we`ll never forget.

Nov 3.17 from Shaun Fisher:
With much sympathy for my neighbors. David was such a wonderful man, filled with life, talent and inspiration. Memories are flowing of growing up with the Kiel family. I was sometimes in that home as much as mine, so it seems. Praying for strength and peace during this very trying time. Love you all.

Nov 3.17 from Ryan Burley:
My thoughts and prayers are with you Cindy. Dave was a well respected man and will be deeply missed

Nov 3.17 from Tom and Sue Murphy:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow.Cindy, so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great person to know. Cherish the memories. God bless you.

Nov 2.17 from Julie and Rich Yunker:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nov 2.17 from karen r. stothers:
Cindy, So sorry to hear of your loss. You were so wonderful to him.I still own 2 wooden boxes that he made. Such a gifted man in many ways. God Bless you and your family. Karen

Nov 2.17 from Bill & Rose Schoff:
Cindy and Family: So sorry to hear about Dave. He was a great guy and will be dearly missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers to all during this difficult time. May God Bless.

Nov 2.17 from Arlene Wolak:
Cindy-Sorry to hear of your loss. Joe always enjoyed his time working with him in the hunter training field

Nov 2.17 from William Sarbello:
Dear Cindy and Family:
Carolyn and I are so sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. Dave and I worked together in the Bureau of Wildlife’s Big Game Unit back in the 1970’s. Dave was just such a wonderful, kind person; as well as smart, hard-working, and resourceful. In my mind I can still see his smile and the twinkle in his eye. Please accept our prayers and our deepest condolences.—Bill Sarbello

Nov 2.17 from Wayne Jones:
Cindy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dave for many years in Sportsman Education, and I always looked forward to time spent with Dave. He was supremely hard-working, reliable, accomplished, and yet so humble; always a pleasure to be with. He had a particularly hard-working and reliable corps of instructors. I know they worked hard for him because he always went the extra mile for them. I will always remember and be grateful for the fine job that Dave and the instructors did running the International Hunter Education Association's 50th Anniversary Conference in 1999 in Buffalo. I will miss his quiet sense of humor and his thoughtful, gentle presence.

Nov 2.17 from Bill Hurlburt:
I knew Dave from St. Michael's School & through Dave Bassett, I remember when Dave (Kiel) built his Dune Buggy. He had a Pontiac firebird( I Think) at that time and he figured the depreciation of the car by the day and he didn't like the numbers . so he built the Dune Buggy. I also remember Bassett using the Dune Buggy for his wedding.
I also heard that "Kiel" had Parkinsons I also have it so I know what he went through.
God Bless

Nov 2.17 from Jerome Gorski:
Cindy, sorry for your loss. I will always be great full for the time I spent with Dave in our Hunter Ed program. Dave was always a man of his words. My condolences with a heavy heart. Jerry

Nov 2.17 from Linda Almeter:
Cindy and Family,

My condolences to you at this difficult time. Dave was such a good and personable man. He used his talents and love generously with everyone. His friendship was a treasure to everyone.

Nov 1.17 from John and Marjorie Thompson:
Our deepest sympathies to the Kiel family.

Nov 1.17 from Darren Fox:
I will never forget how Dave loved nature, woodworking, and his family. He was a kind soul that would talk your ear off and listen all at the same time. Dave was a great example of how simplicity is beautiful.

Cindy, Eric, Megan, Mark, Liam & Family- I am so sorry for the loss of Dave.

Nov 1.17 from Lee and Deanna Smith:
Cindy and Family,

My condolences to you and your family. Been many years since high school days and hanging out, being on the wrestling team, the Dune Buggy, Bushwacking, and many other good memories. Thanks Dave, life comes down to memories, thank you for yours, Dave.

Lee and Deanna Smith

Nov 1.17 from Bill Norris:
Dave was one great guy, a sharpshooter, first to ever have a dune buggy, even went to WVU to see him with the guys one year. Dave was soft speaking true gentleman and we hope to see you again one day in Heaven!!!
Always Bill Norris

Nov 1.17 from John P. and Jackie Thompson:
Our love and prayers are with you

Nov 1.17 from Gail Wagenhals Wise:
Cindy- I was so sorry to hear of David's passing. I'm happy that I was able to speak to you two even if it was for only a brief moment when I was back in NY visiting early in October. I extend my sympathy to you and your family.
Warsaw Class of '65', Gail Wagenhals Wise

Nov 1.17 from Brad Clark sr.:
ive been working as a Hunter Safety INS. for many years and Dave was a big help in my teaching. Sorry for your loss and I will miss him dearly. May God Bless

Nov 1.17 from Norm Ameis:
Cindy and family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a very special person. My short time knowing was very enlightening.
Norm & Laurie Ameis

Nov 1.17 from Kathy and Paul Wellbrock:
Dave was a great man. We remember Larry, Paul's Dad, talking about the National Bench Rest Shooters Assoc. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Nov 1.17 from Kate Fuest:
Dear Cindy and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Please know my prayers and thoughts are with you now and the following days.

Nov 1.17 from Butch and Bonnie Bowman:
Cindy, We are so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Our sympathies to your entire family. May his memories bring you comfort and peace in the coming days.

Nov 1.17 from The Litz/ Merkle Family:
We are so very sorry for your loss! You are all in our prayers!

Nov 1.17 from Cindy and Dave Mateer:
We are sorry sorry to hear of Dave's passing.Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Oct 31.17 from Jim Zanett:
I'm sorry for your loss. Dave was a great person to work with. I'm still living in and taking care of your old house. Dave made some great touches to this house that I really enjoy.

Oct 31.17 from David Herrmann:
Deepest condolences to the Kiel family on your loss. Around the corner neighbor and friend. Remembering "Moose" when we wrestled, the dune buggy and him working with me at the Coop Extension. You will be missed.