Gerald W. “Jerry” Stiles

Gerald W. “Jerry” Stiles, 85, long-time resident of Canton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.

Gerald William was born July 9, 1936, in Honesdale to the late Edgar and Louise (Coons) Stiles. He attended Waymart High School. Gerald enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served our Country until his honorable discharge. Jerry, as known by most, was employed by Masonite in Wysox for 35 years until his retirement. Gerald was an active and devoted member of the Western Alliance EMS. He also held memberships in the Canton Moose Lodge 429 and the Wheel Inn Club of Roaring Branch.

After retirement Jerry and Dianne both enjoyed spending the winters in Ft. Meade Fla., but summers in Canton was always truly home. They were married on April 15, 1962, in the former Canton Methodist Church. Together they spent 59 loving years and raised two children.

Surviving are their children; Karen (Steve) Miller of Tannersville, Pa. and Kevin (Cheryl) Stiles of Montoursville, grandchildren; Mark (Marsha) Miller of Princeton, Texas, Samantha Miller of Dallas, Texas, Adam Hartman of Seattle, Wash., and Tegan Hartman of South Williamsport, a brother-in-law; Edward Stone, special nieces and nephews; Barbara Spencer, Lee Stone, both of Canton, Kenneth Stone of Gillett, Sharon Patton of Ellenton and Teresa Morgan of Shunk, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dianne on Sept. 18, 2021, a sister; Janice Winters, brothers; Daniel, David, Robert and William Stiles, a brother-in-law; Robert (Lois) Stone and a nephew; Ronnie Stone.

Gerald and Dianne’s family invites friends to call from 10 a.m. to Noon on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa., 17724. Funeral services will follow at Noon with military honors accorded at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park near Towanda following the services.

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