Donald J. Miller, Sr. ULSTER PARK - Donald J. Miller, Sr., 86, of Clay Road Ulster Park died Thursday June 26, 2014 at home with his loving family at his side. Born April 11, 1928 in East Kingston, he is a son of the late William J. and Myrtle (Winters) Miller. Donald served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantry Badge, and United Nations Service Medal and was a life member of the Joyce Schirick Post 1386 VFW. Don was employed by Schatz Federal Ball Bearings in Poughkeepsie for twenty nine years until his retirement. Surviving is his loving wife; whom he would have celebrated sixty two years of marriage with this November; Martha E. (Boughton) Miller. Children; Diane Fernie and her husband Al of Canada, Gail Diamond and her husband Tom of Kingston, Donald J. Miller, Jr. of Ulster Park, June Miller of Saugerties, brother Jerry Miller and sister Doris Fleming, and loyal canine companion Molly. Grandchildren; Kelly Port and her husband Ryan, Erin Fernie, Tommy Diamond and his wife Kristen, Lindsay Cary and her husband Chris and Great-grandchildren; Keegan, Cayden, Delaney Port and Ryan Diamond, many nieces and nephews also survive. One son; Anthony W. Miller, son-in-law; Frank Serra as well as siblings; Charles, Howard, Kenneth, Carl, Thomas Miller and Marie and June Stokes all died previously. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Smith Avenue Kingston. www.jvleahyfh.com Friends will be received at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. The funeral procession will form at the funeral home Monday at 8:45 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Colman’s Church in East Kingston at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Montrepose Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to Hudson Valley Hospice 374 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601 or the DAV Ulster County Memorial #156, 14 Deyo Street, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.
Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. - Kingston
27 Smith Avenue Kingston, NY 12401
Published in the Daily Freeman on June 27, 2014