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Smiles, Wilbur J.Wilbur J. Smiles, 77, of Bethlehem, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, in St. Luke's Hospice House. He was the husband of Jayne A. (Alexander) Smiles. Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Wilbur J. and Malvena (Ferrey) Smiles. A graduate of Lafayette College, he was employed as Superintendent of the Subsidiary Railroad of Bethlehem Steel, Manager of Intermodal Services of the Bethlehem Steel and Site Specialist for LVIP before retiring. Wilbur was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. An avid golfer, he belonged to Silver Creek Country Club. He was a member of the American Friends of Lafayette. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Survivors: Wife, Jayne; daughters, Suzanne Smiles Fatzinger and her husband Joseph E. of Kempton, and Elizabeth Smiles DeBlis and her husband Ronald T. of Millburn, NJ; sister, Marilyn Smiles O'Neill of Clark, NJ; grandsons, Thomas, Isaac, William and Sam. Services: A Memorial Service will be held at 10 AM Thursday, June 19, in First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be private. Arrangements, Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions: May be sent to the Mission and Ministry Fund or the Music Endowment Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published in Morning Call on June 18, 2014
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