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Richard Xavier Wiler
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1914
Olean
Cattaraugus County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1957
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Uncle Dick died as a result of an industrial accident in Fels Naptha Company at the plant located at Island Ave and Woodland Ave in Philadelphia. He was a welder.

Veteran of WWII/Coast Guard (as listed on his stone).

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I know very little about Uncle Dick - my family did not discuss his life and untimely death except to say it affected my grandmother terribly. There are many pictures but few of him. Only my mother (his sister-in-law) related a couple stories to me. One was that he kept his square dance appointments in a book (in code?) and no one could read it and contact people to let them know he had died. For months after he died, my grandmother would get calls to confirm upcoming appointments. He had done square dance calling since a teenager (found a news article on him when he was a teen).

Another story (my cousin found this out and my mother confirmed to me) is that his "birth name" was Henry Frank (Jr). Always went by Richard (Xavier) and had it legally changed.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Frank Wiler (1886 - 1931)
  Elizabeth Margaret Kerr Wiler (1892 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Laurence Francis Wiler (1913 - 1987)*
  Richard Xavier Wiler (1914 - 1957)
  Baby Boy Wiler (1917 - 1917)*
  Donald John Wiler (1918 - 1990)*
  Thomas Joseph Wiler (1921 - 1992)*
  Albert Andrew Wiler (1922 - 1996)*
  Barbara Jane Wiler Saunders (1924 - 2004)*
  William Mitchell Wiler (1929 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Pennsylvania MOMM2 US Coast Guard Res World War II
 
Burial:
Montrose Cemetery
Upper Darby
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Edie
Originally Created by: sid
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37912915
Richard Xavier Wiler
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Richard Xavier Wiler
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Richard Xavier Wiler
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- Robin Slater Boyd
 Added: Apr. 16, 2016
Your passing left such a hole in the hearts of your family, dear Uncle. I was born eight days later. You are remembered still.
- Edie
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013

- Joz
 Added: Oct. 31, 2011
 
 
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