Eleno “Lenny” V. Quiles

Eleno “Lenny” V. Quiles, 87, of Centerline Road, Middle Grove died at home on Saturday March 18, 2017.

He was born in Isabela, Puerto Rico on August 18, 1929 a son of Ciprian and Eugenia Vasquez Quiles and was educated there. Eleno came to New York at age 20 and settled in Brooklyn. He moved to Amsterdam nearly forty five years ago. In 1985, Eleno moved to Middle Grove.

While in New York City, Lenny was a taxi cab driver and drove transportation buses. Later, he was employed as an auto mechanic at Altieri’s Auto in Amsterdam. He was also a bus driver for Galway Central School until his retirement.

Mr. Quiles was a former member of the Providence Volunteer Fire Department.

Lenny was a workaholic and was always working doing something. He was a busy man but always made time to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Eleno was an avid animal lover and enjoyed feeding the birds and protecting animals. Lenny loved to garden and enjoyed his four wheeler. Mostly, he treasured spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Eleno was predeceased by a daughter, Viola Quiles.

Survivors include his loving wife, Karen Lemery Quiles, whom he married on June 27, 1981; his children, Priscilla Roman of Jersey City, NJ, Iris Ortiz and Carmen Marrero, both of Albany, Nereiada Ortiz of Easton, PA, Margarita Quiles, Marilyn Quiles, Sonya Quiles, and Nydia Quiles, all of Amsterdam, Daniel Quiles and Chuck Keller, both of Broadalbin, Jenise Quiles of Northville, Andrew Quiles of Menands, and Madison Moules of Middle Grove; a sister, Gladys Montalvo of Wildwood, NJ; and numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4 – 7 pm at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc. 111 County Highway 106 (Corner of Route 29 & Black Street) Johnstown. A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 11 am at the funeral home with Rev. Bonnie Orth, officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at Union Mills Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home.