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Norman Wiles

April 20, 2019

Norman V. Wiles, Jr., 79, of Brattleboro Road died Saturday 4/20/19 at home. He was born in Conway on December 11, 1939, the son of Norman V. and Frieda (Coburn) Wiles. Norman was raised in Shelburne, before moving to Leyden in 1948.
Norman worked at Mohawk Orchards throughout school then served in the United States Army from March 1963-April 1965, during the Korean War.
After his honorable discharge, Norm worked at Henry Transportation from 1965 until 1980. He then returned to Mohawk Orchards until 1987. In 1987, Norm was employed at Bob Cook Excavating as a truck driver until his retirement in 2010.
Norman enjoyed splitting wood, working in his garden and maintaining his orchard. He loved his man cave, truck driving and his family. Norman was a cowboy boot wearing truck driver.
Norman was a member of the Moose Family Center since 1987 and a member of the Greenfield Lodge of Elks.
Norman leaves his beloved wife of thirty years, Wendy (Bovat) Wiles, whom he married on October 8, 1988; two stepchildren, Amie Birch and her daughter Olivia Alfonso and Olivia's father Carl, and Kenneth "K.J." Birch and his husband Danny Escobedo; nine previous step children, Wendy Barber, Kim Richter, Susan Shinn, Gordon Barber, Karen Barber, Richard "Dick" Petrie, Mary Stevens, Julie Deyo, and Diane Petrie; a brother, Gregory "Bud" Wiles of Shelburne; a sister, Sharon Clark and her husband James of Leyden; many step grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Norman was predeceased by two brothers, Barry and Richard Wiles.
Funeral services will be held Friday 4/26 at 12noon at the Kostanski Funeral Home, 220 Federal Street, Greenfield. Burial will follow at East Cemetery in Shelburne.
A calling hour will be held Friday morning from 11am until the time of the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 330 Whiney Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040. Please note in the memo: Relay for Life, Team Wishing Wiles We Work or donate online at
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