A Loving and Giving Man Daniel V. Miller, age 75, of Fairview, died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Pleasant Ridge Manor West following a lengthy illness. He was born November 8, 1936 in Fairview, a son of the late Keith and Jean Vitter Miller. Dan was a life-long resident of Fairview, where he and his wife owned and operated the Fairview Sunoco Service, later known as Fairview Service Center for many years. He was an active member of the community. A 60 year member of Fairview Presbyterian Church where he served two full terms as Trustee. He was a Fairview Borough Councilman for ten years, a member of the Fairview Cemetery Assoc, and a life member of the Fairview Fireman's Relief Assoc. Dan was also active in youth organizations and served on the Board of Boy Scout Troop #68, the Board of Joy Assembly, International Order of Rainbow for Girls. He was a volunteer worker for Little Gridders and was a member of Football Chain Gang for Fairview High School and received the 1983 Booster of the Year award. Dan was a charter member of the Northwest Jaycees and received the Young Man of the Year award. He was a member of Lake Erie Lodge #347 and Zem Zem Shrine, where he served as Chief Aide to 6 Potentates and was named Chief Aide Emeritus and Shriner of the Year in 1998. He was a member of the Zem Zem Cycle Corp, Zem Zem Motor Corps and many other units and clubs. He was a member of the Order of Jesters and a charter member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl. Dan was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Elks. In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Dick, Doug and Don Miller. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Brueckman Miller; two daughters: Kay Lynn Platz and her companion, Robert Streb of Abzecon, N.J., and Kim Heberle and her husband Craig of Conneaut Lake; a son, Daniel M. Miller and his wife Michelle of Fairview; a brother, David J. Miller and his wife June of Falmouth, Mass., a sister, Mary Lou Moisio of Conneaut, Ohio and a sister-in-law, Joyce Stadler and her husband Ron of Girard. Dan is also survived by his seven grandchildren: Justin, Stephanie, Jordan, Tyler, Kristin, Andrea, and Ian along with several nieces and nephews Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East in Girard on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Masonic Lodge service will be conducted by the Lake Erie Lodge 347, F& AM in Girard on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Burton's All Faiths Chapel with Rev. Charles Cammarata of the Fairview Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorials may be made to Fairview Firemen's Relief Assn., P.O. Box 69, Fairview, PA 16415 or Fairview Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 4264 Avonia Rd, Fairview, PA 16415. Flowers may be ordered and condolences sent at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on October 9, 2012