The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 28, 2013

William ‘Moe’ Surles

Sharon native owned turquoise mines in N.M.


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---- — MADRID, N.M. -- William “Moe” Surles of Turquoise Trail, Madrid, formerly of Sharon, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, in his home after an extended illness. He was 64.

Mr. Surles was born May 17, 1948, in Sharon to James R. and Anna T. Liptak Surles.

An alumnus of Sharon High School, he attended college in California.

Mr. Surles owned and operated an upholstery business in California and worked many trade and labor jobs for companies in New Mexico.

As a hobby, he owned turquoise mines in New Mexico through the Bureau of Land Management and particularly enjoyed working on his completely stocked ‘57 Chevy pickup truck.

He was raised in the Catholic faith and belonged to the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his son, Jessie Surles, and daughter, Aretta Surles, both Merced, Calif.; and a brother, Jim Surles, Sharon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Surles; and Moe’s former wife, Lois.

No services have been planned.