Steve Wiley Remembers His Father
Today, January 25th, is my late father, Harold Wiley's birthday. Dad would be 91 today. He was old school, and self reliant. When Dad wanted a new bicycle, he found a job & saved his money. He joined the US Army at 17.
Technical Corporal Wiley taught English to Japanese school children after WWII. He worked his way through college after coming home.. Dad became a teacher & high school basketball coach. He later became a high school principal. I received my my diploma from him on my 18th birthday.
Dad loved the outdoors. He & 3 of his friends created a man made lake in the Adirondack mountains. I'm proud to say I had a small hand in that. Dad was a longtime diehard fan of the "New York Football Giants." They won their first Super Bowl on his birthday, January 2th, 1987.
He left us on May, 2nd, 2001. Dad's celebrating in heaven. Two of his children, Doug & Kathi are with him. Mom's there now, too. Happy birthday, Dad!