Dietrich H. "Richie" Twiefel, Jr.

Obituaries in Marco Island, FL | Macro Eagle
Obituaries in Marco Island, FL | Macro Eagle

Dietrich H. "Richie" Twiefel, Jr.

12/07/1931–12/31/2021

Richie grew up in Weehawken NJ. He joined the Marines in 1948 and served as a Buck Sergeant during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge he went on to receive a master's degree in physical education from Montclair College. He became the Director of Physical Education at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, NJ, where he created the gymnastic and soccer programs. Coach Twiefel aka Mr. T retired after 37 Years. After 50 years in Mahwah, NJ he moved with his wife to Naples, FL. Richie was committed to serving his community. He volunteered at the Golisano Children's Museum as the Puppet Master, was a Beach Steward at Delnor-Wiggins State Park, and was an active member at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Visitors to the beach may remember Richie for teaching them how to find coquina clams and mole crabs or for his spot-on Donald Duck impression. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, daughters and their husbands, grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews.

Posted online on January 14, 2022

Published in Naples Daily News

Obituaries in Marco Island, FL | Macro Eagle
Obituaries in Marco Island, FL | Macro Eagle

Dietrich H. "Richie" Twiefel, Jr.

Dietrich H. "Richie" Twiefel, Jr.

12/07/1931–12/31/2021

Richie grew up in Weehawken NJ. He joined the Marines in 1948 and served as a Buck Sergeant during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge he went on to receive a master's degree in physical education from Montclair College. He became the Director of Physical Education at Cavallini Middle School in Upper Saddle River, NJ, where he created the gymnastic and soccer programs. Coach Twiefel aka Mr. T retired after 37 Years. After 50 years in Mahwah, NJ he moved with his wife to Naples, FL. Richie was committed to serving his community. He volunteered at the Golisano Children's Museum as the Puppet Master, was a Beach Steward at Delnor-Wiggins State Park, and was an active member at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Visitors to the beach may remember Richie for teaching them how to find coquina clams and mole crabs or for his spot-on Donald Duck impression. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, daughters and their husbands, grandchildren, sister, nieces and nephews.

Posted online on January 14, 2022

Published in Naples Daily News