Wellsville, NY - Fred C. Miles, age 93, formerly of the Stannards Road passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2017, at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. He was born in Machias on August 27, 1923 to Merle and Martha Buhr Miles. On December 28, 1945 he married Helen C. Howard who predeceased him on June 15, 2011.
Fred had lived on the Stannards Road for over 50 years. He had served his country during WWII in the US Army Air Corps in the China, Burma, and India Theater as an air craft mechanic. Fred retired from Dresser Rand in 1985 as a Service Technician only to return there as a consultant. Fred was a self-taught man. He started work as an electrician where he designed the panels for turbines and worked his way up to a Service Technician. He enjoyed working in his machine shop where he built many race cars in the 1950’s and 1960’s and after he retired he built a B modified sprint car. Fred also enjoyed building and flying remote control model airplanes. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #702 of Wellsville and had been a member of the Stannards United Methodist Church.
Fred is survived by 3 daughters, Carol (Jack) Cashmore of Florida, Diana (Paul) Winchell of Belmont , and Terry (George) Dash of Colorado; 7 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren;2 sisters, Katherine Keller, and Ruby Golley; a brother, Ernie Miles; several nieces and nephews.
Fred was predeceased by his wife, Helen; 3 brothers, Paul Miles, Darwin Miles, and Hank Miles; a sister Rosie Treat.
Friends are invited to attend a grave side service on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 11 am in the Cuba Cemetery with full military honors. Memorial contributions in Fred’s name may be made to the Allegany County SPCA or to the American Legion Post # 702 of Wellsville. To leave online condolences please visit wwwembserfuneralhome.com.