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Visitation hours announced for ‘brilliant’ Daniel Thielke

Visitation hours for Daniel Thielke, the junior computer science major who passed away on Saturday, Sept. 19, have been announced, according to his obituary on

Visiting hours for family and friends will take place on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hillsborough Funeral Home, 796 US Hwy 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844, reported.

Thielke, 21, was described as “brilliant” and “always (being) the first to help someone out,” according to Alyson Garrone, who spoke on behalf of her son Bobby Garrone. Bobby, a senior computer science major, lived on Daniel’s freshman floor and considered him a great friend.

Thielke was in his fourth year at the College and was a member of the Competitive Gaming Club. He enjoyed spending time with his cats, playing video games and fencing, the obituary said.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Daniel’s name may be made to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in North Branch, N.J., according to the post.

“He was incredibly smart and a great programmer,” senior Dylan Short, Thielke’s freshman year roommate told The Signal. “Everyone liked him, we called him ‘Dan the Man.’”


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