Otis Staley

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Otis D Staley, 80, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Brownsville, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Jefferson County, Texas.He was born October 22, 1933, in Brownsville, a son of the late Robert and Josephine Deregi Staley.Mr. Staley was a 1952 graduate of Centerville High School. He also was a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration Engineering School.He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1953 to 1956.Mr. Staley was employed as an aeronautical engineer with the FAA, retiring after 36 years of service.He was a former member of Taylor United Methodist Church and the Christian Church of Orange Springs, Fla. At the time of his death, he was a Tucson Methodist Church member.Mr. Staley enjoyed farming and gardening.On March 23, 1952, he married Shirley Dugan Staley, who survives.Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Irene "Susie" Solano Harlett.Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three children, David R. Staley of Ft. McCory, Fla., Richard L. Staley (Denise) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Kathleen Staley Weber of Tucson; two grandchildren, Jeffrey Ryan Weber (Jessica) and Kathryn Weber, both of Tucson; and three brothers, Robert and Jack Staley, both of Pennsylvania, and Charles Staley of Ohio.Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, with Pastor James Markley officiating. Interment will follow in Westland Cemetery, Brownsville. Military rites will be accorded graveside by Hancock-McCune-Horne American Legion Post 705, Centerville. A guest book and personal condolences may be viewed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.

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John B. Greenlee Funeral Home - Beallsville
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Beallsville, PA 15313
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Published in Observer-Reporter from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2014
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