SMETHPORT - Frank John Miller, 91, of Smethport, formerly of Cyclone, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday (May 19, 2016) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.
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He was born June 3, 1924, in Farmers Valley, a son of Roy E. and Verna Belle Ross Miller. On Nov. 1, 1945, in Coudersport, he married Phyllis Jane Towner, who survives.
Mr. Miller served honorably as a Private 1st Class in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was on Omaha Beach in Normandy, through Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with five Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead.
Mr. Miller worked last for the Smethport Area High School as a maintenance custodian supervisor. He retired from the school in 1989.
He attended the Regular Baptist Church of Smethport and he loved going fishing with his nephew, Dennis.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Gary E. (Linda) Miller of Bradford, Judy A. Ordiway of Cyclone, and Stanley A. (Lisa) Miller of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Jane M. Fillhart and Marquerite "Peg" Smith, both of Smethport; two brothers, Robert E. Miller of Smethport and Charles E. Miller of Farmers Valley; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by one grandson: David Miller, two brothers, and three sisters.
A graveside service will be held at noon on Monday in the McKean Memorial Park Chapel, with the Rev. Jack Gregg, pastor of the Regular Baptist Church and the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, co-officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, Smethport.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. 26345 Network Place Chicago, IL 60673-1263. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Smethport.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
2 Bank Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Published in The Bradford Era from May 21 to May 28, 2016