VINCO — GILES – Robert A., 88, Vinco, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1924, in Johnstown, son of the late Frank J. and Alma B. (Hoffman) Giles. Also preceded in death by wife of 63 years, Claire M. (Howe) Giles, who died Nov. 11, 2010; an infant brother; son, R. Scott, who died Dec. 14, 1968; sister, Dorothy Claridge; and brother-in-law, George. Survived by daughter, Cathy (Dr. Donald) Leckey, Vinco; son, Lynn J. Giles (Maria), Catskill, N.Y.; grandchildren, Mindi Evans (Matthew), Amy Forcellini (Chad) and Frank and Gina Giles; great-grandchildren, Hayley and Linsey Evans; and Cydney, Hunter and Cannon Forcellini; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was a graduate of Conemaugh High School, and he retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and had made numerous trips out west to hunt elk. Member of Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of Vinco Brethren Church, where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Wesley Lewis, officiating. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary Inc., West Hills, 921 Menoher Blvd. Private interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Vinco Brethren Church. Condolences may be sent to www.ptbmortuary.com.
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