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Robert W. Wiles

May 10, 1932 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 90)

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Robert W. Wiles, 90, a longtime resident of Warren, passed away on June 5, 2022, at his residence. He lived at home until his death with the nurturing care of his dedicated son, Jim Wiles, and then his grandson, James B Wiles, and his wife and family. Bob always had a smile on his face. He was known to many as Bob, Owner of Bob Butcher Shop, who cut up deer for many years. Recently his children, grandchildren, and extended family gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday and his long and wonderful life filled with love and laughter. Bob was born on May 10, 1932, in Butler, PA, the son of the late James W. Wiles and Viola Waite Wiles. He was a 1950 graduate of East Brady High School. He then began his career as a butcher working at Tops All until, he was drafted into the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 to serve in the Korean War. Bob moved to Warren in 1965 and joined with his brother, Curly, in running the Wiles Friendly Food Store on 5th St. In 1970, Bob went out on his own and opened Bob’s Red and White in North Warren. He had to close this in 1974 due to the meat boycott. He got a job at the U.S. Post office and also opened a butcher shop at his house where he did customize butchering and deer processing. He retired from the Post Office in 1987, but continued doing butchering until 2012. Bob was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for over 55 years and a life member of the North Star Masonic Lodge. Bob’s family was his pride and joy. In the1980’s, Bob struggled for a month to quit smoking and DID it! because he wanted to live to see his grandchildren. He loved playing cards, being around with friends and family whom he loved, and being a part of his church community. He is survived by his children William Wiles and wife Chris Pickering Wiles, Ruby Wiles Shaw and husband Steve, Steve Wiles and wife Nickki, Tina Jones and husband Don, Stan Wiles. He has 11 grandchildren-Wendy Wiles, Crystal Wiles Reifsnyder, James B Wiles, Grady Wiles Shaw, Matt Foster, Rebecca Wiles Wilson, Darbi Jones, Deanne Jones, Benjamin Wiles, Josh Wiles, and Allie Wiles. In addition, he has 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and family friends Harold and Ruth Fiscus. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his faithful wife of 66 years Bertha Rebecca Wiles, who passed on May 2, 2018, son James W. Wiles, and his siblings-Elmer Wiles, Ruby Fair and Ruth Fair. Friends will be received at Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc. 1003 Penna Ave E. Warren, PA, on Sunday June 12, 2022, from 3 to 5pm and one hour prior to the funeral service to be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Dr. Warren, PA, at 11:00am on Monday, June 13, 2022, with The Reverend Jeffrey Ewing, officiating. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service at St Johns and the celebration of life will continue at Bob’s home at 10 E Harmer St. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Free Books to Kids Town PO Box 565 Warren PA or St John’s Lutheran Church. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com . As Bob Would say, until we meet again “Cheerio, matey!”

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 12, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.
1003 Pennsylvania Ave. East
Warren, PA 16365

Visitation
Monday
June 13, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
200 Pleasant Drive
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365

Funeral Service
Monday
June 13, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
200 Pleasant Drive
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365

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