Robert S. Wiley of Scituate, formerly of Summerville, S.C., passed away after a long illness Feb. 7, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert G. and Doris C. Wiley, and his brother, Richard C. Wiley. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Merrilee (Bruce) Wiley; and his three children, Brenda L. Flanigan of Florence, Brian L. Wiley (Anne) of Marshfield and Krista (Paul) Culina of Orono, Maine; as well as three grandchildren, Madison, Benjamin and Nathan Culina of Orono, Maine; a nephew, Gregory Wiley; and niece, Jennifer Wiley. Mr. Wiley loved the ocean, boating, fishing and lobstering. He had passed that love on to his children. When not sailing on C-3 freighters, he would work with his brother building custom homes on the South Shore. Mr. Wiley was a graduate of Scituate High School, Class of 1957 and Mass Maritime Academy, Class of 1960. He was a merchant marine for several years sailing around the world 8 times. He worked for National Steel Shipbuilding in San Diego, Calif., and General Dynamics in Quincy. He retired after 21 years as the Building Commissioner for the town of Marshfield. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Rd., Scituate. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in Robert Wileys name to Mass Maritime Academy Foundation, 101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532, c/o General Scholarship Fund or the
, 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. For information and online condolences, please visit www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com. Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home 781-545-0196
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Feb. 19, 2014