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 EDWARD L. STILES, SR., 3rd Squadron "Hell's Angels" Crew Chief heads West...... (5 Replies, Read 12224 times)
aaatripp
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cousin of Maax C. Hammer, Jr., AVG 22Sep41 RIP
We've received word from his son, Ed Jr., that Edward L. Stiles, Sr. passed away at 12am this morning, December 2nd, in Sarasota, Florida.  He will be taken back to Ohio for burial.

Ed's big smile will be sadly missed and we remember also his wife Edith who predeceased him.  Ed was a 3rd Sqdn Crew Chief and very active in the AVG Flying Tigers Association right up until the time of his passing.

Our condolences to all his family. 

There are now 3 known living Tigers:  Frank Losonsky (AVG FTA President), Chuck Baisden (AVG FTA Vice-President) and Dr. Carl Brown (AVG FTA Vice-
President).  Carl Brown is the last living Flying Tigers pilot from the 1st Sqdn.



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Edited by aaatripp : December 2, 2015, 7:22 am

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BillC
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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LydiaRossi
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So sorry to lose another of our heroes. Our sympathies to his family.
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I saw this on the Facebook page.  The list of our heroes gets shorter and shorter.  We can't let their memory fade.



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mayor
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If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong
Tripp, do we have any info on when his body will be shipped home? I was checking to see if our Honor Guard (Delta) in Atlanta would be taking care of it.
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aaatripp
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cousin of Maax C. Hammer, Jr., AVG 22Sep41 RIP
Below is the obituary which was provided to the AVG Flying Tigers Association.  It appears that Ed Stiles' remains were transported to Ohio on either Thursday or Friday as Ed's viewing and funeral were held this past Saturday, 5 December.

Thank you all for your warm thoughts of Ed & all the Tigers......


Obituary for Edward L. Stiles Sr.
Edward L. Stiles Sr., 96



SARASOTA, FLA. - Edward L. Stiles Sr., 96, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 2, 2015, in Sarasota.




Ed was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Georgia, a son of Jacob and Augusta
Stiles. He lived most of his life in Struthers, until moving with his
son, Edward and daughter-in-law, Sandra Stiles to Poland in 2004 and
then to Sarasota in 2012.




He was a 1937 graduate of Struthers High School, and shortly after,
joined the Army Air Corp, then he became a member of the historic AVG
Flying Tigers under General Clara Chennault from 1941 to 1942. After
returning from China, he reenlisted in the U.S. Air
Force, where he became an instructor pilot on the B25ís and later
continued to serve with the Air Force Reserves at the Youngstown Air
Base. During his time in the Reserves he was a pilot on the B-25ís and
C119 Cargoís. Ed retired as a Major in 1969 and in
1995 received the Bronze Star for his service with AVG.



Ed worked at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube and then Weirton Steel as an electrical maintenance foreman.




Edís passion was airplanes and flying. He was a former crew chief and
vice-president of the Flying Tigers Association and always attended
their annual reunions. He was also a member of the Penn Ohio Flying
Club.




He was a founding member of the Boardman Baptist Church and then after
moving to Sarasota was a member of the Northminster Presbyterian Church.
Ed was a member of The Gideonís organization.




His wife of 66 years, the former Edith Ellis, whom he married Nov. 3, 1942, died Feb. 20, 2009.


He leaves three daughters, Janet Andrews of Miami, Fla., June (Hugh)
Gunn of Canfield and Linda (Ralph) Weimer of Howland; one son, Edward L
(Sandra) Stiles Jr., with whom he made his home in Florida; one sister,
Virginia Anderson of Murphy, N.C.; 13 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.



Besides his parents and wife, Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Inez McClain; and his brother, John Stiles.




Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman. A funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Dennis Massie officiating. Interment will take place at Green Haven Memorial Park in Canfield.




The family requests that any gifts take the form of monetary donations
to the Autumn Memory Care, 3251 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34231 or
Tidwell Hospice of Sarasota, 1751 Mound St., Ste. 101, Sarasota, FL
34236.



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