Warren M. Miller Jr., 89, of Green, formerly of Ellet, passed away April, 30 2012.|
Warren was born July 16, 1923 in Spokane, Washington. After his father passed away in 1929, he moved with his mother and siblings to Mooseheart, The Child City, in Mooseheart, Illinois where he lived until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served his county in World War II, fighting in the South Pacific and Japan. He was wounded on the island of Iwo Jima and awarded the Purple Heart. Warren loved his country and was proud to be an American. Every day after moving to the Greenview Assisted Living Facility, where he resided for the past year and half, he would stop at the U.S. flag on his way to breakfast and say the Pledge of Allegiance. In 2010, he had the privilege of taking the Honor Flight for Veterans to Washington D.C.
After the war, he moved to the Akron area where he met and married his loving wife Elizabeth (Betty). On March 23rd they celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. Warren was a sheet metal worker by trade and worked over 40 years for Bellows Sign Company. Warren and Elizabeth raised their two children, Warren and Pam, while living in Ellet. They enjoyed many happy years taking cruises and traveling the country he loved so dearly. He also loved golfing with his friends and family, watching football, and he especially loved ballroom dancing with the love of his life. He was a member of the Moose and a life member of the Mooseheart Alumini Association and the DAV.
Warren was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family meant the world to him, and they were blessed to have him in their lives for so long. He was immensely loved and will be deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by parents, Warren M. Miller Sr. and Charlet Miller; sisters, Larre' Baker, Jean Barrett, and Kay Causman; daughter-in-law, MaryAnn Miller. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son, Warren (Kathy) Miller III and daughter, Pamela (Bill) Wolfe; seven grandchildren, Shannon (Winston) Collins, Warren (Bryn) Miller IV, Allison (Nelson) Ventura, Scott (Stephanie) Thompson, Jeff (Sarah) Thompson, Mark (Nichola) Thompson, Laura (Dan) Fleury; 10 great-grandchildren, Meredith Collins, Warren Miller V., Isabella Ventura, Emma Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Stella Thompson, Zachary Thompson, Jack Fleury, Will Fleury; brother and sister-in-law, Louis and Gloria Miller; several nieces and nephews; the Dragomire family; and the family of Augustus and Clementine Hall.
The family would like to thank Crossroads Hospice for their gentle care, and a very heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of Greenview Assisted Living for all of their care, love, and support.
Because no American Veteran should ever be homeless, donations may be made in Warren's memory to The Disabled Veterans Benefits Assistance at http://www.dav.org/donate or in care of 39 S. Miller Rd., Fairlawn, Ohio 44333. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until service. Private interment at Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from May 2 to May 3, 2013