Kenneth Wayne Wiley, 94, of Ellwood City passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born July 15, 1928 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Leslie Earl and Ethel Ida (Booher) Wiley.
Ken attended Lincoln High School. In 1946, He served in the Army Occupied Forces in Japan during WWII. Ken retired from Calgon Corporation where he worked in the Maintenance Department. He also worked at Armstrong Cable. Ken was a member of the First Church of God. Ken enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking, bowling, horses and repairing ball gloves. He volunteered for the local Meals on Wheels Program and the Carpenter’s Project. Ken was a gifted athlete and was affectionately known as “coach” to many local baseball and softball players.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Lewis Wiley, daughter, Kathy Sue Wiley Salvati of Zelienople; daughter in law, Barbara Wiley of Georgia; three stepchildren, Mary (Daniel Frech) Katchur of Oregon, Catherine (Gary Jacobsen) Katchur of Alaska,and Patricia Katchur of Arizona; sister, Joyce (Ronald) Cusato of Fombell; one granddaughter and four step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth; sister, Betty Shannon; and stepson, Stephen Katchur.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday February 3 from 4 – 7 pm and on Saturday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Phil Conklin will officiate. Full Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, Mercer Rd or to donor’s favorite charity.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.