James Allen Giles, 66

James Allen Giles, 66, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in his home. He was born Nov. 20, 1950, in Chester, Pa. He lived in Claymont, Del., for most his life and was a dedicated steelworker until his retirement in 2013.

He was a diehard Eagles fan, and he practically bled green. He will be deeply missed by all.

Giles is survived by his wife, Kathleen Giles; seven children, Luke, James, Aaron, Nicole, Michelle, Casey and Kayla; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, Norman Giles and Richard Giles; two sisters, Patty Giles and Carol Mansfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Del., followed by a family gathering to be announced at the service. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.