Daily Local News (West Chester, PA)

Clyde V. Stahle Jr. of Freedom Village



Clyde V. “Ned” Stahle Jr., 83, of Freedom Village, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

He was the loving husband of Helen L. Smeltzer, his high school sweetheart, with whom he had shared 61 years of marriage.

Born in Greensburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Clyde V. Sr. and Vashti E. Gibboney Stahle.

Ned graduated from Greensburg High School in 1949. He graduated from Carnegie Tech in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineerin­g. He then went on to earn a Master of Science at Carnegie Tech and a Master in Business Management at Drexel University.

Ned played football and wrestled in both high school and college. He was offered a position on the Los Angeles Rams, but chose a profession­al career in engineerin­g.

Ned’s first engineerin­g job following graduation was at Sikorsky Helicopter for two years which was followed by a job at Glenn L. Martin Co. for 11 years. Ned’s last job was at General Electric where he worked in the aerospace department for 25 years before retiring in 1993.

Ned was the holder of two U.S patents.

He was a member of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Malvern since 1967, where he was a faith- ful volunteer.

He enjoyed bridge, researchin­g family history, golfing, taking and developing pictures, woodworkin­g and antique repair, and most of all traveling around the world with his wife.

Ned was a wonderful, supportive and caring father and grandfathe­r. He was always willing to help and loved when the whole family could get together. He has given his family many fond memories and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Christine E. Kurtin and her husband, Bozidar, Mary Ann McWilliams and her husband, Greg, and Paul L. Stahle; and five grandchild­ren, Kristofer, Nikola, Joshua, Jared and Jena.

He was predecease­d by his brother, George F. Stahle.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 89 Line Road, Malvern, PA 19355, where family and friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributi­ons may be made in his name to Christ Memorial Lutheran Church at the above address.

To send online condolence­s, please visit www. jamesterry­funeralhom­e. com.

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