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San Diego Union, The (CA) - Friday, December 25, 1987

Herman Leslie Wiles Jr., 59, a former industrial engineer in San Diego who was associated with defense work, died Dec. 11 in Las Cruces, N.M., where he had moved four months ago.

Mr. Wiles, a native of Los Angeles, earned several degrees at the University of Southern California. During World War II he served in the Army, and afterward was a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard.

He worked for Hughes Corp. in Los Angeles before coming to San Diego to join Sperry Univac, where he was involved in defense products and minicomputer operations. During his career he also was associated with System Development Corp. and Science Applications International Corp. of La Jolla.

He held key executive management and marketing posts in the corporations, and was a charter member of the national Association of Old Crows, an organization concerned with electronics in defense. He was in the San Diego Police Reserve for 10 years and was a member of Point Loma Rotary Club and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5985. In recent years, he had lived on his boat anchored near the Silver Gate Yacht Club, of which he was a longtime active member. Mr. Wiles is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean Gilfillan Wiles; four daughters, Patricia, Marte, Terri and Leslie Wiles, all of Los Angeles; three stepsons, George Gilfillan of Boulevard, Kenneth Gilfillan of San Diego and Clifford Gilfillan of San Francisco; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at the yacht club Saturday and his ashes were scattered at sea. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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SDPD 08/19/1975 - 12/30/1985
10/28/1928 - 12/11/1987