PAWLING, N.Y. -- James Biele of Pawling died Monday, Dec. 26. He was 78.
Biele, a retired manager for Toy & Sports Warehouse in New Rochelle, was born in Baltimore to Frank and Anne (Martin) Biele.
His wife, Edith (Gavula), died in 2008.
Biele is survived by his son, Kenneth (Ann); four daughters, Brigitta Braatz, Katherine (Terry) Jones, Loretta (Michael) Montemarano, Kelly (Paul) Wood, and Kim Biele; his sister, Carol; many grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were private and handled by Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 East Main St., Pawling.
The family is requesting that anyone wishing to make a donation can make them to the Pawling Community Resource Center, 126 East Main St., Pawling, N.Y., 12564.