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Ashtabula County, Ohio

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Harold R. Wiley

CONNEAUT - Harold R. "Dutch" Wiley, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.
Mr. Wiley was born July 7, 1924, in Cranesville, Pa., the son of Eugene and Hazel (Neckerauer) Wiley.
He was a 1942 Rowe graduate. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Mr. Wiley served his country in the 379th Bomb Group, 526th squadron, flying B-17s. He was a "tailgunner" on many missions over Germany.
He then worked at the Conneaut General Electric Co. plant as a tool setter and retired in 1986 after 37 years of service.
He was a member of American Legion Cowle Post 151 and the Conneaut Moose Lodge. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Alice T. Klepek, whom he married Sept. 30, 1950; three daughters, Suzanne Peglow of Indianapolis, Alyson Wiley of Akron, and Peggy Merlene of Stow; five grandchildren, Amanda and Joseph Peglow, and Anthony, Meg and Madison Merlene.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Wiley.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church, State Street, Conneaut, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ashtabula, where American Legion Cowle Post 151 honor squadron will conduct military rites.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Raisian Family Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Conneaut Station 3 Rescue Squad. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.