SANDY LAKE, Penn. — Val J. Miller, 87, of Sandy Lake, Penn., died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at his home in Sandy Lake.
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He was born to John and Katie (Miller) Miller on Feb. 28, 1927. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II as an interpreter, having been stationed in Germany. He moved to Auburn, Ind., where he owned and operated Miller's Heating and Plumbing Inc. and Val's Rentals. In 1996 he relocated back to Pennsylvania, where he and his wife purchased and operated the Owls Inn Inc., Sandy Lake, and subsequently had purchased a 231 acres farm in Greenwood Township which they farmed.
While residing in Auburn, Mr. Miller belonged to the Moose, The Free and Accepted Masons, The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Surviving are his wife of 25 years, Barbara (Gibson) Miller; two sons, John Miller and his wife Carol, and David Miller and his wife Debbie; two daughters, Barbara (Miller) Smith and Meri Beth Miller; a stepdaughter, Bobbie Jo Hoover; a daughter-in-law, Diane Miller; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Val. J. Miller Jr.; three brothers; three sisters; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral and committal services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville, Penn. Calling will be at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m.
Memories and condolences can be shared online at www.robertsnyderfuneralhome.com
Robert L Snyder Funeral Home Ltd
3223 Perry Hwy Sheakleyville, PA 16151
Published in KPCNews on May 19, 2014