Paul D. Giles

    June 25, 1925  -  March 4, 2014





Life Legacy


Paul D. Giles
Canandaigua- Paul Giles, 88, former Alfred resident, passed away March 4, 2014 at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center.
Born in Ithaca, NY, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.
Following his service Paul attended the New England Conservatory of Music, graduating with a Masters of Music. He performed as a founding member of the Boston Lyric Theatre and performed national from 1953-1962.
He taught at Alfred University for over 30 years including a year in Vienna, Austria, at the Akademie fur Musik and Darstellende Kunst. Paul retired as an Associate Professor of Music. He will be remembered for his high moral values which he tried to instill in his children and students.
He was a member of the Alfred Almond Bible Church and currently was a member of Lifespring Community Church in Canandaigua.
Paul took great pleasure in his endeavors as a “Gentleman Farmer” raising quarter horses and Hereford Cattle.
He leaves behind his wife, Betty R. Giles; daughter, Verity (Bob) Swayne; son, Stefan (Kathy) Giles; six grandchildren, Nathanael, Ashleigh, Felicity and Belinda Swayne, Brady and Holly Giles.
Friends may call Saturday March 8 from 11 am- 1pm at Lifespring Community Church, 5026 North Rd. Canandaigua, where a 1pm memorial service will follow at the church. Interment will take place in Alfred, NY.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Paul’s memory may be directed to: M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center c/o Rosewood Avenue, 350 Parrish St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 or to a charity of the donor choice.
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Born: June 25, 1925

Place of Birth: Ithaca, NY

Death: March 4, 2014

Place of Death: Canandaigua, NY


Memorial donations may be made to:
M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center c/o Rosewood Avenue, 350 Parrish St. Canandaigua, NY 14424
Charity of the donors choice.

This memorial provided by:
Fuller Funeral Home, Inc.