Patricia J. Stiles

  • "Miss you as much today as I did 2 years ago..."
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    - Tom & Desiree Kristoff
  • "Pat,had so many good times both here in York and the..."
    - Mary Ann Regan

YORK Patricia J. (Skelding) Stiles, 67, passed peacefully away Thurs day, March 22, 2007, at her residence in Spring Garden Township, after a seven year battle with cancer. She was the wife of William H. Stiles, to whom she was married 46 years. She was born June 3, 1939, in Scranton, the daughter of the late James Skelding and Louisa Jane (Atherton) Skelding, and late paternal aunt and uncle, William Cracknell and Thelma (Skelding) Cracknell of Glenburn. Patricia graduated from Clarks Summit Abington High School in 1957, and York Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1960. She was a member of the Starlight Chapter No. 508 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as Worthy Matron. She was a passionate volunteer for the American Red Cross for many years serving in different states for numerous natural disasters. Pat was an avid crafter of many creations that she gave to her family and grandchildren and sold at her "Market Creations" stand in Central Market, York, and a previous stand in Eastern Market. She was also a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on W. Market St., York. She was co-owner of Stiles Performance, Inc., producers and distributors of motor sport magnetos. Pat served as the supportive wife and mom of four children for her husband, Bill, during his career in drag racing. Many years of treasured memories and best of friends were made through the sport of racing. In addition to her loving and supportive husband, Bill, Pat will be dearly missed by her four loving children and nine grandchildren, William H. Stiles, II and wife, Tina (Landis) Stiles, their children Zachary, Kaitlin, and Tyler of Seven Valleys; Richard A. Stiles and wife, Della (Snyder) Stiles, their children, Melissa and Meghan of York; Susan L. (Stiles) Weaver and husband, Robert Weaver, their children Patricia, Jennifer, Louisa, and Catherine of Seven Valleys; Robert B. Stiles of Windsor and his companion, Kelly M. Mummert of Spring Grove; all of whom she cherished. She is also survived by one brother, James N. Skelding and niece, Amanda Joy Bowen, both of Bloomingdale, N.J. She will also be sadly missed by her beloved pet dogs, Sparky and Hemi. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday March 26, 2007, at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St. York, with the Rev. Diane G. Wenthe officiating. Family and friends are invited to viewings on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service in Mount Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Help Fund, 25 Monument Road, Suite 194, York, PA 17403.
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1111 East Market Street
York, PA
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 24, 2007
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