Paul G. Stiles

February 8
, 2017

GREAT BEND, NY    Paul G. Stiles, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Feb. 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family, under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Nov. 4, 1928, the son of Rev. Harry E. Stiles and Gladys Clark Stiles of Kendrew, he attended Rensselaer Falls High School. After graduation, Paul joined the Army. He was deployed to Germany with the Occupational Forces and worked as a decoder operator. 

Paul and his brothers, Everest and Keith, started EK&P Stiles where they worked in the construction field and purchased property and/or antiques. The brothers split up the business with Paul keeping the construction and Keith going on to form Stiles Auction House.  

Paul and family relocated in 1983 and started Great Bend Construction with his two sons, Brent and Chris.

Paul married his childhood sweetheart Betty Manford on June 21, 1952.  

He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Kim Stiles, Shelley (Randall) Stevens, Christopher Stiles and Brent Stiles; a brother, Harry Stiles, Rensselaer Falls; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

His oldest daughter Denise (Michael) Streeter, died in May 2015. He was also predeceased by five sisters and five brothers. 

Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Woolworth Memorial United Methodist Church in Great Bend, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woolworth Memorial United Methodist Church in Great Bend.

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Information provided by Lundy Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.