James T. Boyles, 86 of Washington died Saturday-September 9, 2017 at the Washington Hospital after a brief illness. He was born October 31, 1930 in Flemington, West Virginia the son of the late Charles W. & Gertrude Hoffman Boyles. Mr. Boyles had been employed as a Pressman for 40 years at the Observer & Reporter Publishing Company. He was an active member of Fairhill Manor Christian Church where he also served as a Deacon. Mr. Boyles was a 1949 graduate of Trinity High School. He was a Life Member of the American Legion Ewin Scott Linton Post #175. He served in the United States Navy with Co H. 110th Infantry, National Guard from 1947-1949. He entered the United States Navy in 1949 and was discharged in 1953 receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He served aboard the USS Saufley as a 2nd. Class Petty Officer.
On October 16, 1970 he married Eleanor S. Boyles who survives. Also surviving is a son; James H. (Beverly) Boyles of Beaufort, North Carolina, a daughter; Kathy (Gary) Gorby of Jefferson, a stepson; Robert M. Abbas of Elkridge, Maryland, a step-daughter; Sheryl L. (William) Leitsch of Washington, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a step grandson; Robert G. Leitsch of Cleveland which was his “pride & joy”.
Mr. Boyles was preceded in death by a brother; Charles W. Boyles & by 2 sisters; Mary Newhouse and Genevieve Davis.
Friends will be received on Tuesday-September 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 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. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday- September 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Navy. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Fairhill Manor Christian Church Roof Fund, 351 Montgomery Avenue, Washington, Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com