OLEAN - Miles J. "Mike" Higley, of 323 N. 12th St., passed away Friday (Jan. 4, 2013) at the Olean General Hospital.
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Born June 18, 1950, in Port Allegany, Pa., he was the son of Robert and Lillian Roller Higley. On Jan. 17, 1970, he married Margaret Simmons, who survives.
Mr. Higley worked for Dresser Rand Co. as a crane operator for 31 years, retiring in 2005, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local 4601.
He was enthusiastic in his hobbies of metal detecting and woodworking. He especially liked to be around his children and grandchildren and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.
Surviving besides his wife are three children, Rebecca (John Louser) Gilbert of Olean, Michael (Carrie) Higley of Hinsdale and Grace Higley of Olean; six grandchildren, Cory, Rick, Tayler and Karissa Gilbert, and Steven and Ryan Higley; three brothers, Robert Higley of Bradford, Pa., and Joseph Higley and Dean (Elizabeth) Higley, both of Olean; two sisters, Debra (Bill) Wineberg of Olean and Genevieve (Douglas) Kohl of Hinsdale; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation on Monday (Jan. 7, 2013) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Road, Olean. No formal funeral service is scheduled, and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.oleanfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Jan. 6, 2013