Hial F. Wheeler 86, passed away on Friday morning December 14th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY.
Born in Ithaca, NY, Hial was the son of the late Walter and Margarita (Valentine) Wheeler. He was a graduate of Troy High School and attended SCCC.
A Korean War Army veteran, Hial retired from the Ford Motor Company after 33 years of Service in 1989 in the Waste Water Treatment Division. Hial was active member of the Salvation Army, a member of the songsters, the Colonie Town Band and Brass Choir, and the Upstate Train Associates.
Predeceased by his first wife Mary in 1984, Hial is survived by his wife of 33 years Marjorie (Jensen) Wheeler, his children, Debra LaPier (Sid) of Cornith, Maryann Miles (Charles) of Watervliet and David Wheeler of Cornith, step children, Beth Hart (Gary) of Walworth, NY and Brenton Jones (Rebecca) of Albany, his sisters, Myrtle McIntyre (Charles) of South Carolina and Vicki Castaldi (Bernie)of Troy, brother, Lyman Wheeler(Patricia) of Florida, 8 grandchildren, Barbra O’Brian (Joseph), Niki Wheeler, Gary Hart Jr., Amanda Stiles, David Wheeler Jr., Katherine Miles, Melissa Gillette (David) and Taylor Jones, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday morning December 17th at 11am at the Salvation Army, 222 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the Salvation Army from 10 to 11 am prior to the service.
Interment will be in Memory Garden’s in Colonie, NY
Contributions may be made in Hial's memory to the Salvation Army Band Fund.
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