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Richard (Dick) Albert Miller


1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
HENDERSONVILLE-Richard (Dick) Albert Miller went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 12, 2014 at Carolina Village.
Dick was born on October 8, 1923 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Miller. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he returned to Ohio and, in 1948, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland in 1948. Upon graduation, he was hired by Babcock & Wilcox, based in Barberton, Ohio. In 1951, he married Dorothy May McAlonan of Akron, Ohio. The couple moved several times during Dick's 35-year career with Babcock & Wilcox, followed by two years with the engineering consulting firm of Sargent & Lundy in Chicago. They moved to Hendersonville, NC after Dick retired in 1985.
During his retirement years in Hendersonville, Dick was: an active member of Grace Lutheran Church; an avid gardener; a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity; a driver for the Council on Aging's "Meals on Wheels" program; and a volunteer with Fish.
Dick is survived by: his loving wife Dorothy of 62 years; sister Mary Beth Wiese (Frederick) of Columbus, Ohio; daughter Sally Wesche (David) of Blairsville, Ga.; son Daniel Miller (Vickie) of South Pasadena, Calif.; daughter Barbara Strong (Robert) of Craftsbury Common, Vt.; nine grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; six great grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Cantara Abbott (Scot) of Lexington, Ky.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 17. Condolences can be posted at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dick's name to the Henderson County Habitat for Humanity, 1111 Keith Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
Published in The Times-News on Jan. 15, 2014
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