William F. Miller LEBANON William F. Miller, 127 Hillside St., died Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at home in his 90th year. He was the husband of Gertrude H. Baldwin Miller, who died in 1993. Born in Lebanon, on January 24, 1924, he was the son of the late Philip and Margaret Miller. He was a retired supervisor from Bethlehem Mines, Morgantown, and also retired from the Lebanon VA Medical Center Maintenance Shop. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving as a tail gunner with the 4112th AAF BU with campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and the Europe Air Offensive. For his service he received the Air Medal and the EAME Ribbon with five Bronze Stars. He was a prisoner of war for 18 months (1944-1945) in Germany. He returned home after the liberation of his camp at the conclusion of the war. Bill graduated from Lebanon High School in 1942 and attended Lebanon Valley College. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Lebanon VFW Post 23, Jonestown American Legion, and Jonestown AMVETS. He was also a member of the Hemlock Archery Club and was nationally ranked, having won the Eastern Sportsman's Show Championship, and was a State Champion Archer. He published an article on archery in the Outdoor Life magazine. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins, and panning for gold. Surviving are two sons, Philip R. Miller of Lebanon and Thomas J. Miller, Sr. of Cornwall; three daughters, Carol L. Miller of Lebanon, Nancy A., wife of John Thomas of Little Marsh, Pa., and Phyllis M., wife of Scott G. Weiant of Cornwall; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, William F. Miller, Jr.; a granddaughter, Mary Rose Miller; a brother, Philip Miller; a sister, Janice Blessing; and his faithful canine companion, Nugget. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 12 noon at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 Oak St., Lebanon. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 10 to 12 noon prior to the service. Contributions in his honor may be made to the American Red Cross, 1220 Mifflin St., Lebanon, PA 17046. Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, Annville, is in charge of arrangements. www.kreamerfuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Feb. 9, 2013