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Eric Alfred Miles, born on July 15, 1948, a lifelong resident of Wampum, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the age of 68.
Eric was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church. He served on the board of trustees, including the offices of secretary and treasurer. He was a member of the Wampum Historical Society, Sons of the American Legion and the Ellwood City Library Book Club.
Eric graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Geneva College and attended Westminster College for post-graduate study.
Eric taught, primarily history, for 32 years at Lincoln High School before he enjoyed retirement starting in 2001.
Eric is remembered by his family for his excellent memory, extensive movie knowledge, particularly John Wayne, and his always-comedic qualities.
Eric was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, Steelers and the Pitt Panthers.
He held a deep appreciation for nature and enjoyed daily, long walks.
He was a member of the NRA and, for many years, spent time hunting and fishing locally.
Eric had a big heart for all animals.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Miles; and his daughter, Stephanie Looney and her husband, Christian Looney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Alfred and Jean Miles; and his daughter, Valerie Miles.
Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum. Funeral services will follow visitation at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with his pastor, the Rev. Todd Davis, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wampum United Methodist Church or the Ellwood City Public Library.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting marshallsfh.com.
Published on February 22, 2017
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