Herbert E. Hiles, 71, SSA editor, cameraman

October 27, 2002

Herbert E. Hiles, a retired Social Security Administration film editor and cameraman, died of lung cancer Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He was 71 and lived in Seaford, Del.

Mr. Hiles, formerly of Pasadena, was born and raised in Logan, Ohio.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 where he was a military filmmaker. One of his assignments was filming Queen Elizabeth II as she sailed through the Isthmus of Panama.

After being discharged in 1955, he went to work as a cameraman, film editor and animation cameraman for Milner-Fenwick Inc., a Baltimore company that specializes in medical communications.

In 1964, he was recruited by the SSA to work in its film division as an editor and cameraman at the agency's Woodlawn headquarters. He retired in 1997.

Mr. Hiles enjoyed raising Irish setters, which won many awards at dogs shows throughout the nation.

He was a longtime member of the Maryland Sporting Dog Association.

Private services will be in Logan, Ohio.

Mr. Hiles is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Sheila J.R. "Smokey" Reed; and many nephews and nieces.

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