John Stiles, 94, of 13 Blaisdall Ave., Bradford, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born in Kane, on March 26, 1918, he was a son of the late Ray and Carrie (Foulkrod) Stiles.
On June 26, 1948 in East Kane, he married Florence E. (Rutledge) Stiles, who died on Feb. 21, 2011.
Mr. Stiles was a 1936 graduate of Elkhart High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on April 12, 1940, served during WW II where he received the American Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on Aug. 23, 1945.
He returned from the service, and began working at Sergeant Glass Company. In 1950 he started working at Dresser Manufacturing in Bradford and retired after thirty years of service in 1980.
He attended the First United Methodist Church, was a member of the Bradford Bowling Association and bowled in many Bradford City Leagues, and was a former member of the Hanley Horseshoe League. He also had been involved in the Bradford Little League Baseball for many years. He had umpired for the league and had managed the Red Sox team. He had donated well over 100 pints of blood to the American Red Cross.
Surviving is a son, Paul R. (Carol) Stiles of Las Vegas; one granddaughter, Amber (John) McKindley; three great-grandchildren, Callie McKindley, Camryn McKindley and Liam McKindley; two sisters, Helen Steinfurth of Colorado, and Iva Discepolo of Connecticutt; two half sisters, Joyce Lingaton of Bradford and Deloras Timpano of Kane. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, three sisters and four brothers.
Family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 1, 2013, from 2-5 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Max Miller pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Military Honors will be accorded in the funeral home after the service. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Area Youth Bowling Association, c/o Byllye Lanes.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.