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Larry M. Miller, 72, of S. Edgewood Dr., Lake City, Pa., died on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at his home.
He was born on May 18, 1942, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late Cecil and Gertrude Cordia Miller.
Larry was raised and educated in the Corry and Columbus areas, graduating from Corry High School in 1960. He attended Penn State University
, and worked on his family dairy farm for several years, before enlisting with the U.S. Army
in 1966. He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1970. Larry was then a contractor and worked in Florida, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. In 1988, he moved to Maine, where he owned and operated a wholesale seafood distribution company. In the mid 1990s, Larry moved back to Corry, where he owned and operated Larry's Beer Barn, until his retirement. Most recently, he had lived in Lake City, Pa., where he volunteered at Elk Valley Elementary School.
Larry was a former member of St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, and electronics. He also enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors, and vacationing in the Caribbean with friends. Larry walked his own path in life and always had a smile.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death, in 1986, by his first wife, Mary "Kathy" Miller; and his beloved daughter, Kelly Rose Miller, in 2002.
Larry is survived by his wife, Donna M. Moore Miller, whom he married on May 14, 1988, in Corry, Pa.; two daughters, Jennifer E. Baron and her husband Jay of Virginia, and Sara E. Gerrans and her husband Matt of Perth, Australia; three sons, Chad R. Miller and his wife Melissa of Concord, N.H., Jeremey A. Miller and his wife Kandice of Canterbury, N.H., and Matthew M. Turcotte and his wife Sarah of Baltimore, Md.; a sister Shirley Breslin and her husband James of Augusta, Ga., and a brother, Lyle Miller and his wife Carol of Mechanicsburg, Pa.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Friday from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m., with Rev. Mark A. Hoffman, Pastor of St. Thomas Church / St. Elizabeth Church presiding.
Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Corry, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 6, 2014