Joseph Stile, 97, a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, who was involved in many church and community activities, died peacefully on March 28. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on April 1 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Flatlands.
He was a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, and a member of the Holy Name Society for more than 60 years. He also was active in the Serra Club, which fostered and sponsored vocations to the priesthood.
He was a member of the board of trustees at NY Community Hospital, Brooklyn, for more than 40 years. He also served as president of the Hemophilia Foundation and the MS Foundation.
Known as the historian of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, he was appointed by Gov. Hugh Carey to be an Advocate for the Disabled.
He is survived by his son, Joseph, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, L.I.