Edward T. Chiles 1942-2020

YOUNGSTOWN — Edward T. Chiles, 78, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at his home with his family by his side.

Ed was born April 17, 1942, in Youngstown, the son of Thomas and Marjorie Hoover Chiles, and was a lifelong area resident.

He was a graduate of Lordstown High School and retired in 2006 from Republic Steel, where he had been a mechanic / welder.

Ed was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a Baptist by faith. He was a member of the North Jackson Masonic Lodge, where he was named the Master Mason of the Year, the Lordstown SCOPE and had served on the Lordstown School Board.

Ed was also a foster parent. He had a love for high school basketball and would attend and support many of the local teams. His hobbies included woodcarving, hunting, fishing and cooking.

Ed leaves three children, Thomas (Michelle) Chiles of Lordstown, Terri (Steve) Sunstom of New Braunfels, Texas, and Sarah (Jeff) Husk of Youngstown; and seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Madison, Tatiana, Thomas, Noah, Jordan and Aurora.

His wife, the former Patricia Woods, whom he married Feb. 28, 1963, passed away Jan. 7, 2006.

Besides his wife and parents, Ed was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Chiles.

Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, where services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.

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