Gerald W. “Jerry” Stiles | News, Sports, Jobs


Gerald W. “Jerry” Longtime Canton resident Stiles, 85, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Gerald William was born July 9, 1936 in Honesdale, the son of the late Edgar and Louise (Coons) Stiles. He attended Waymart High School. Gerald enlisted in the United States military and proudly served our country until his honorable release. Jerry, as most know, was employed by Masonite at Wysox for 35 years until his retirement. Gerald was an active and dedicated member of the Western Alliance EMS. He was also a member of Canton Moose Lodge 429 and the Wheel Inn Club of Roaring Branch.

After their retirement, Jerry and Dianne both enjoyed spending the winters at Fort. Meade, Florida, but summers in Canton have always been really home. They were married on April 15, 1962, in the old Methodist Church in Canton. Together they spent 59 years of love and raised two children.

The survivors 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, Washington, 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 predeceased by his beloved wife, Dianne on September 18, 2021, a sister; Janice Winters, brothers; Daniel, David, Robert and William Stiles, a brother-in-law; Robert (Lois) Stone and a nephew; Ronnie Pierre.

Gerald and Dianne’s family invite friends to call from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Pepper Funeral Home and Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa., 17724. The funeral will follow at noon with military honors bestowed on the funeral home. Interment will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park near Towanda after services.

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