Loren Miller, 87, of Newton Twp., died Saturday at Geisinger Hospital in Wilkes-Barre. He was the husband of Eleanor LaCoe Miller. The couple celebrated 66 years of marriage in January.
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Born in Clarks Summit, he was the son of the late Anson and Lorraine Antoine Miller. In advance of his 1945 graduation from Newton-Ransom High School, he enlisted in the Navy, where he trained in Samson, N.Y., and Corpus Christi, Texas. Following his return, Loren and Eleanor were self-employed dairy and vegetable farmers along with their son. Like his father, he was a member of the Scranton Cooperative Farmers Market for more than 50 years. He served his many loyal customers there through the 2013 season, and his son and daughter, Ruth, and their children will continue. He was a member of the Countryside Community Church in Newton, as well as the Sampson World War II Navy Veterans.
Loren will be remembered for his extraordinary devotion to family, and for gathering all together for every occasion with his favorite being the annual Fourth of July farm, family and friends picnic.
Also surviving are his son, Charlie and wife, Brenda, Newton; two daughters, Sue Miller McDonnell and husband, Frank, West Chester; and Ruth Miller Griggs and husband, Joseph, Newton; three sisters, Elsie Sopinski, Clarks Green; Edith Jakubos, Newton; and Vida Trivelpiece, Clarks Summit; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Carl Miller; and two sisters, Florence Miller and Lorraine Knight.
The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Dr. J.P. Duncan, pastor. Interment with military honors, Miller Cemetery, Scott Twp.
Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, and Thursday from 9 until the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Countryside Community Church or the Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company, 1890 Newton-Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit PA 18411. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.lawrencee
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2014