Morris LeRoy Shiley, 77, of 1412 Catherine Court, formerly of Custer, S.D., died Friday (Jan. 25, 2013) in his home.
He was born Oct. 27, 1935, in Albion, Pa., a son of Morris Astor and Florence Ann Snyder Shiley. He married Mary L. Smith on May 24, 1958, in Lusk, Wyo. She survives.
Mr. Shiley was a career military man having served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War
. He retired as a senior master sergeant. He was later a mechanic and worked for the U.S. Forest Service until his retirement in 2003.
Morris was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish. He was a member of the VFW
. Morris was also a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Custer, and was active in the local Knights of Columbus. He also greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and camping. However, his greatest enjoyment was time spent with family.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two daughters, Moreen Stambaugh of Quincy and Melinda Rinella and her husband, James, also of Quincy; five grandchildren, Jeremy Delaney and his wife, Shayla, Aubrey Hunter and her husband, Dusty, Luke Evjen and his wife, Amy, Nicholas Rinella and Alex Rinella; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Mundkowsky and her husband, Bill, and Linda Nine; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Morris was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Melisa L. Delaney; and two brothers, Duane Shiley and Bruce Shiley.
SERVICES: 9 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church conducted by Msgr. Michael Kuse. Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus service to follow.
MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Blessed Sacrament Parish.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com