Richard A. Miles, 82, of Manchester, died on May 17, 2021, at Elliot Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Clear Spring, MD on December 31, 1938, he was the son of the late Carl and Edna (Eshelman) Miles. Richard was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and earned his Associate's Degree from Chicago City College. He served in the US Air Force for 8 years and was honorably discharged at the rank of A1C in 1964. He worked as a Missile Maintenance Supervisor for the US Army for over 40 years before retiring in 1998.
Richard traveled internationally throughout his lifetime. He was an avid golfer and skier, having skied in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland. He was also a golfsmith, making custom golf clubs. Richard built grandfather clocks as well. He was a very hard worker, was very intelligent, and enjoyed living a private life. Above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend.
Surviving family members include his wife of 50 years, Winifred (Fredda) A. Miles of Manchester; two children, Tamela L. Haynes (Bryan) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Richard A. Miller (Tami) of Toronto, Canada; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and one grandson.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 225 Hemlock St., Manchester, NH 03104. Committal prayers with military honors will follow, at 1:00 pm in NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D.W. Highway, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Yankee Golden Retriever Dog Rescue, 110 Chaplin Rd., Hudson, MA 01794.