Dr. Thile, age 85, passed away last week (August 2017) after a yearlong battle with leukemia.
Dr. Thile served on the faculty at San Diego State University from 1965 to 1998 as a Professor of Communicative Disorders, Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, and Project Director for numerous federally funded training grants. He was a great advocate for the students and started the diversity program in the school and the college with his Health Care Opportunities Program (HCOP) – a grant program to get minority students into health care professions. In 1976, Dr. Thile started San Diego County Speech Pathology Services, Inc. (County Speech) serving San Diego County residents with speech, language, and communication difficulties.
Services for Dr. Thile will be held on Friday 9/1/17 at 10:00 am at Mission Point (in south Mission Beach), 2600 Bayside Walk, San Diego, 92109. There will be a gathering for everyone at his home following the service (2681 Ocean Front Walk) – it is walkable from the service as it’s across the street.