Richard Allen Hiles was the beloved husband of Stefanie for almost 50 years, the devoted father to Paul (Jill), Robert (Katrina), and Ben, and doting grandfather to Quinn, Paige, Rebekah, and Michael. He was a loving brother to George (Judy) and caring uncle to four nieces and their families.
Rich was born and raised in Chicago. He was a graduate of Morgan Park High School. He received a B.S. degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. After college, Rich enlisted in the Air National Guard and following officers' training school, he served in the Oregon Air National Guard in Portland, OR and in the Illinois Air National Guard in Chicago. Rich began his career as an accountant and later in his career became certified in Inventory Management and Production Control.
Rich was devoted to his church. He served on numerous committees and was a teacher for children and adults. He was a Eucharist minister, visiting the homebound. He loved cooking and served as part of the cooking crew on youth mission trips.
Rich was a volunteer at Holden Arboretum, helped with a garden at the Boys and Girls Club on Broadway, and worked on a crew that built or remodeled houses for Habitat for Humanity. While Rich loved gardening, birding, and cooking, his greatest love was for baseball. He was a devoted fan of the Cleveland Indians and a season ticket holder since 1994. He had attended every opening day since 1986 - rain, snow or shine!
The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, 2110 W. 110 St., Cleveland, OH 44102 or The Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118 where Funeral Services will be held, Tuesday, May 29th at 2 PM.