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Obituary: Miles E. Havens

Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am

Miles E. Havens, 89, of Grand Island, passed away on Dec. 13, 2019, at Elderwood at Grand Island. Born in Buffalo, on July 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Lillian (Raffel) and Clifford Havens.

Miles served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War for four years until his honorable discharge on June 20, 1953, and married Frances D. (Penale) Havens. He was employed by General Motors Corp. for 25 years, until his retirement in the 1980s. Miles was a past member of the Grand Island Fire Co. and Grand Island Lions Club. He was an avid bowler and golfer in various leagues and proud of his aced hole in one. Other hobbies included fishing, flower gardening and his love for their dogs and cats. Above all, he enjoyed vacationing to the Thousand Islands with his wife Frances.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his two children, Maria (Gary) Kling and James Havens; four grandchildren, Jenne (Roy) Carlisi, James (Rebecca) Havens, John Havens and Jason Kraft; great-grandchildren Tessa, Carmella, Marina, Luciana, Gina, Christina, R.J., Joseph, Theresa, Faustina, Francisco, Augustine and Isaac, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Miles was predeceased by his grandson, Justin Kraft, and his five siblings.

Visitation was held on Dec. 17 at M.J. Colucci & Son Niagara Funeral Chapel, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls.

Miles’ Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Entombment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials offering may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown, NY 14174 or to Alzheimer’s Association of WNY, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221.

Visit www.mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.

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