Thomas Edward Wiley, 85, of Ijamsville, MD (formerly of Berryville, VA) passed away on April 17, 2022, at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Maryland.
Born on March 25, 1937, at Marvin Chapel, Clarke County, VA, to the late Edward V. Wiley and Catherine Newlin. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Blanton Wiley and Calvin Wiley.
Surviving is his wife of sixty-two years, Deloris Rinker Wiley; three children, Brenda Wiley of Ijamsville, MD, Brett Wiley and wife Carol Ann of Monrovia, MD, and Donna Tipton and husband John of Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Michael Wiley and Megan Wiley of Ijamsville, Marissa Wiley of Frederick, and Zoe McKay of Marietta, GA; a half-sister, Janie Jenkins and twin half-brothers, John Newlin and Dewey Newlin, all of Winchester, VA.
Mr. Wiley graduated from Clarke County High School (class of 1956) and enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served proudly for four years. He served an additional six years in the National Guard.
He worked as a bookbinder for thirty-two years, the last seven of which were spent at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC.
He was active in Local 144B, the International Brotherhood of Bookbinders, which eventually merged with the Graphic Communications International Union. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for nine years, as Vice-President for seven years, and as a Union Convention Delegate for many years. In addition, he served as a Health and Welfare Fund Trustee and Shop Steward at Holladay-Tyler Printing Corporation, Local 144B, from 1971 – 1993. He was Vice-President of Legislation with the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 409, Frederick, MD.
For over forty years, his goal in these roles was to help his fellow Americans attain better working conditions and adequate health care for all.
Mr. Wiley was a member of the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Ijamsville, and served as a Trustee for many years.
The family will receive friends at Resthaven Funeral Home, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy (U.S. 15 North), Frederick, MD 21701 on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. A celebration of life will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home at 12:30 pm on April 23, 2022, with interment being held at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens immediately following the celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 3425 Green Valley Road, Ijamsville, MD, 21754.
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