Fred P. Wiley, Sr., 85, of Bergholz, OH, passed away April 29, 2014, at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Steubenville.
He was born March 15, 1929, in Bloomingdale, OH.
He is preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Oscar and Betty Wiley and mother and step-father, Georgia Pauline and Glenn Bennett; by his wife, Mary Jane (Carrick) Wiley who died October 13, 2007; brothers, Asher, Roger, Oscar, Ray, Richard; sisters, Sandra Giland, Dorothy Fiske, an infant sister, and a granddaughter, Tracy Custer.
Fred served his country in the United States Army during World War II.
He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Methodist Church and the American Legion. Fred retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel where he worked as a welder.
Fred is survived by his sons, Frederick P. (Margaret) Wiley Jr. of Salineville, OH, John (Karen) Wiley of Bergholz, OH, and Alan (Lisa) Wiley of Bergholz, OH; daughters, Kay (Tom) Cooper of Cleveland, OH, Fay (Jim) Stepic of Cleveland, OH, Sandra (Terry) MacEwen of Cleveland, OH, and Brenda (Richard) Eckenrode of Bergholz, OH; brother, Larry (Debbie) Wiley of Bergholz, OH; sisters, Mary (Melvin) Keiffer of Melbourne, FL, Shirley McCourt of Salineville, OH, and Laura Sines of Bergholz, OH; 33 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his companion of six years, his dog, Blondie.
Friends will be received on Friday from noon until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Methodist Church, Cinder Rd, Bergholz, with the Reverend Mark Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow at Bergholz Cemetery with full military honors.
Arrangements are handled by the Everhart-Bove Funeral Homes, Bergholz.
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