September 30, 1931 - February 13, 2015
Vernon Glenn “Pap” Stiteler, 83 of Washington died Friday-February 13, 2015 at the Washington Hospital after a brief illness. He was born September 30, 1931 in Smicksburg (Indiana County) the son of the late Vernon Clarence and Mildred Ruth Casedy Stiteler. Mr. Stiteler was employed at J & L Steel as a pipe fitter in Aliquippa. He then joined the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict receiving the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After serving his years in the military he was employed as an Aircraft Mechanic at South West Air Automotive in Fort Worth Texas for many years then moved to Aliquippa and worked for Melon Stewart Construction at Neville Island. Mr. Stiteler was also employed as an Automotive Industrial Sales Manager for Stewart Warner Alemite in Washington for 43 years until his retirement. Mr. Stiteler owned his own airplane and his love was being a civilian pilot. He and his family enjoyed their many trips in their motor home. He also built small airplanes. Mr. Stiteler loved his family to the fullest and enjoyed all his wonderful times with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Arms Club, the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175, was founder and President of the Washington County Flyers Club at the Washington County Airport and was on the Planning Commission in South Franklin Twp. On November 1, 1953 he married Escha “Jo” LaJo Stiteler who survives. Also surviving is a son; Vernon David (Janet Kelley) Stiteler of Virginia Beach, Virginia, a daughter; Glenda Jean Stiteler (Tom) Yando of Raleigh, North Carolina, 4 grandchildren; Brok Stiteler, Erin Stiteler, Ashleigh Yando & Nate Yando, several nieces & nephews also survive. Mr. Stiteler was preceded in death by a sister; Helen Postage and a brother; Richard Stiteler. Friends will be received on Monday- February 16, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Family and friends will gather at 8:00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home for a brief departing prayer lead by the Rev. Tate Fulton. Burial will take place at Linden Cemetery in Linden Texas with full military honors being accorded graveside. Memorial contributions can be made to SPCA- Washington Area Humane Society P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, Pa. 15330 or to Triangle NC Chapter, JDRF/Juvenile Diabetes, 5510 Six Forks Road, Suite 107, Raleigh, NC 27615. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.