Richard L. "Dick" or "Snuffy" Hiles, 90, formerly of Sugar Grove, Pa., and Clermont, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Rouse Warren County Home.
He was born March 6, 1924, in Bruin, Pa., a son of the late Robert McKinley and Zelma (Young) Hiles.
Dick served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater with the 201st Port Co. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Slippery Rock University, and then went on to receive his master's degree in English from University of Pittsburgh. Dick started teaching at Bruin Elementary School and then went on to become principal at the Lottsville, Sugar Grove, Lander and Russell elementary schools, retiring in 1987.
Dick was a member of the Sugar Grove American Legion, Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department and the Masonic Lodge 190 in Groveland, Fla. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling extensively throughout the United States.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marion Kendall Hiles, whom he married Aug, 17, 1963, in Marienville, Pa.; two sons: Richard M. Hiles and the late Kim Hiles, and Robert A. (Amy) Hiles, both of Erie; a sister, Lucille McAnallen of Butler, Pa.; and three grandchildren, Brittany, Trevor and Abby Hiles.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert M. Hiles Jr. and Gerald Hiles.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Lander Unit-ed Methodist Church in Lander, Pa., with the Rev. Mark Hurst, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park in Warren, Pa.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Lander United Methodist Church, 5582 Pennsylvania 957, Russell, PA 16345 or Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 5 Wilson St, Sugar Grove, PA 16350.
Condolences to the fami-ly may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.