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November 5, 2013

Edison H. Gile

The Daily Star

---- — Edison H. Gile

DELHI — Edison H. Gile, 84, of Delhi, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at home in Delhi.

He was born in Pleasant Valley, on June 6, 1929, the son of Harold and Anna (Quinlan) Gile. Ed came to Delhi with his brother, Harold and sisters, Jeane and Theda.

Ed attended and graduated from Delaware Academy High School in 1947.

He married Olive “Petie” Clark, Jan. 29, 1950, at the Hamden Presbyterian Church.

Edison worked with his father at the Mobil gas station on the corner of Kingston and Main Street, which he eventually owned and operated until his retirement in 1991. The gas station was a gathering place for many years and where his excellent service was admired by many.

Ed was an active member of the Masonic Lodge No. 439 for 60 years, Delhi Fire Department with some years of service as fire chief, National Guard, Kiwanis, and the First Presbyterian Church for 55 years.

He is survived by his wife, Petie; two sons, David (Sue Tucker) of Delhi and Thomas (Jocques) of Rehoboth, Del.; his daughter, Mary (Paul) Schmitt of North Franklin; four granddaughters, Michelle, Lisa and Emily Schmitt and Maci Gile; sister-in-law, Marion Gile of Roxbury; brother-in-law, Jack Leal of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and great friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Bud; and sisters, Jeane and Tootie.

The family thanks all those who have helped, stopped to say hello, brought food and shared their stories.

Friends are invited to greet the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the family home, 30 Elm St., Delhi. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, Delhi, with the Rev. Sarah Hooker officiating.

Burial will take place in the Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton St, Delhi, NY 13753, or the Delhi Fire Department, 140 Delview Terrace Ext., Delhi, NY 13753, in memory of Ed Gile.

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Arrangements are with the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi.