John Arthur Stiles

CANDIA – John Arthur Stiles, 62, passed away May 30, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH.

He was born February 6, 1954, in Camden, ME., son of the late Arthur and Mary Josephine (MacInnes) Stiles.

John grew up in Hollis, NH, was a graduate of Hollis High School and later earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of NH. John was employed for a long time with Fidelity in Merrimack, NH, as a stock broker. He and his wife lived in Candia, NH, for 30 years, where they raised their children.

His hobbies included reading, gardening, running and watching the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots. In his younger years, John coached in the Candia Youth Athletic Association in baseball and basketball. John loved a good card game, a good joke and a good party.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Karen (Raitt) Stiles, who passed away on December 11, 2014.

John is survived by his children, Bradley and Keagan Calkins, Daniel and Kris Stiles, Kelsey Stiles; 4 grandchildren; 6 siblings, Wayne and Nancy Stiles, Carol Stiles and Bruce Hamilton, Bill and Linda Stiles, Bob and Dee Stiles, Pam and Kevin Murphy, Jim Stiles and Randy Bird; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, from 5:00-8:00 PM at the NH Audubon Society, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH.

There are no other formal funeral services scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Notre Dame Pavilion, 4th Floor, 87 McGregor St., Manchester, NH 03102.

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