Elena Ann Stiles 80, of Old Bridge Township passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 27, 2020 at Bayshore Medical Center. Born in Shanghai, China to the late Vlascheslav Lysick and Ilona Borkova, Elena moved to the United States with her mother and stepfather in 1947. They spent their first few years mostly in Washington DC, eventually relocating to Laurence Harbor with her parents in 1953. Elena graduated from Sayreville High School in 1957 and married the late L. John Stiles for 32 years thereafter.
Elena worked for Jersey Central Power and Light for 30 years, rising from secretary to district supervisor. After retiring, Elena served as a substitute teacher for Old Bridge Township Schools until her death. She was a Paul Harris Fellow and past president with the Old Bridge – Sayreville Rotary Club.
Elena loved her family dearly. She is survived by her sister Katherine Fucci of Somerset; her two children – daughter Patricia Hils of Bridgewater, and son John Stiles of Richmond Virginia. Elena is also survived by niece Valerie Leonhardt, nephew John Denney, four grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A service to celebrate her life will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are by Bedle Funeral Home.
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