George N. Miles was born December 23, 1917 in Syracuse, Indiana, the second of four children born to Ashley Shirley and Preston Henry Miles. George's three siblings were a sister, Shirley, and two brothers, Preston Henry Jr. (Hank) and Philip. After college graduation, George married Kathryn Elizabeth Smith in 1942. From this union, four sons were born: Lynn, Dale, Martin and Philip, all of whom graduated from Tenafly, NJ High School. During this period, George and family were active members of the Tenafly Methodist Church. This church sponsored a Boy Scout Troop and George was Troop committee Chairman for three years. Camping was a favorite activity with the Troop and also a popular family activity - tenting and boating for summer vacations. George was always interested in mechanical and electrical hobbies, building model railroads and radio receivers. Also, he was musically inclined and sang in church choirs all his adult life, as well as playing piano, organ, guitar and ukulele. George's Professional Career as a Mechanical Engineer started with the General Electric Company in 1942. In 1949 he moved from GE to Jet Heet, Inc. in Englewood, NJ doing research and development work. In 1970 he moved to Automation Engineering Laboratories in Norwalk, CT., and in 1973 became a Principal in Pilot Machine Designers, Inc. in Norwalk where he worked until retirement in 1991. In his various engineering positions he created many innovative designs resulting in 25 U.S. Patents. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey. George's wife died in 1985. In 1986 he married Betty (Toby) Deal. In 1991 George and Toby moved to Yalaha, Florida where they lived for 11 years. In 2002 they moved into Lake Port Square in Leesburg, Florida, a life care retirement facility. Toby died IN 2006. In 2007, George married Ethel Schuster who preceeded him in death in 2019. George is survived by son Martin, grandchildren Natania, Sally and Kelly (by Lynn), Amber (by Dale), Dylan and Angelika (by Martin) and Austin (by Philip), and great grandchild Wade (by Amber) as well as numerous step children.