William Gordon Thies

September 16, 1939November 18, 2018

William Gordon Thies was born on September 16,1939 and passed away at the age of 79 on November 18, 2018.

Gordy was a graduate of DePaul University in 1961. He stayed in close contact with his many friends from the LAMBDA TAU LAMBDA Fraternity, as well as good friends Bob Widlic and Dave Moore. He attended St. Benedict High School.

Gordy had a passion for records and books and spent many hours listening to and enjoying his collection. He enjoyed spending time with family, especially during the holidays.

Gordy spent almost all his life in Chicago. He moved to Houston after the death of his mother, to be closer to his sister Nancy in 2014.

Gordy is survived by his sister, Nancy Thies Pulido (Bob), brother Bill Thies (Eileen), and sister Sally Thies Klug (Tom). He is also survived by his Aunt Vivian Puhl, several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins, who will miss him dearly.

Gordy was preceded in death by his father, William E. Thies in 1981 and by his mother Mary Ann Puhl Thies in 2014.

Gordy was laid to rest Dec. 3, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, Il.

A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date.


William Gordon Thies

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November 25, 2018

Dear Nancy,

I am very sorry to hear of the death of your brother, Gordy.

He was a friend of mine in grammar school during which we had many good times. After we finished grammar school we went our separate ways and I lost track of him until a few years ago when we reconnected through a group of friends he had from DePaul.

I enjoyed seeing him again and reliving some past times.

Thank you for the care you provided for him.

I will remember him in my prayers.


Jim Connolly