John T. Niles, 98, of County Highway 18, West Edmeston, NY, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
He was born May 16, 1921 in Allamuchy, NJ, a son of the late Frank and Lena Teed Niles and received his education in Trout Creek NY schools. On March 28, 1948, John married Rosemary Hills who predeceased him on October 22, 2008. In the 1930’s and 40’s, he worked on the family farm in partnership with his father, later becoming the sole owner of the farm. Following retirement from farming he raised beef cattle until he was in his 80’s and then retired to gardening. John was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Edmeston.
Surviving are his children, Wayne Niles, David and Lisa Niles, Stephen and Bronwen Niles, Roger and Jamie McCall, Daniel and Jennifer Lynn Niles, Stanley and Elvira Niles and Timothy Niles; grandchildren, Kimber Pritchard, and son, Clay; Paul and Rosemarie Niles; David Niles, Jr.; Benjamin Niles and children, Avery, Celee and Noah; Michele Davis, Carol and Steven Lewis, and children, Zoey and Gavin; Colan and Heather Niles and daughters, Briana and Kaylan; Christopher Niles; Regina Niles and children Cassandra and Alisha; Matthew Urben; Amanda and John Griffing and children, Claire and Andrew; Thomas Urben and children, Alexander, Jordan and Derek.
Graveside services in West Hill Cemetery, Sherburne, NY will be held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville, NY.