GENEVA - Donald E. Miller, 87, passed away on Wednesday (October 27, 2010) at the Episcopal Church Home in Rochester.
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There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 13) at the Chapel of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva. The Rev. W. James Gerling, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Geneva, 24 Park Place, Geneva, 14456 or to Alzheimer's Research, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, 14620.
Donald was born on April 7, 1923 in Webster and was the oldest of three children born to Ernest E. and Mildred Miller. His family moved to Geneva in 1924 and Don spent the rest of his life in Geneva and Waterloo at 493 W. River Rd., except for three years which he spent in the U.S. Army. After basic training in Camp McQuaid, Calif., he was accepted into the Army ASTP program and studied at the University of Kansas until he was transferred to the 42nd Infantry Div. and his division went to Europe and was involved in two campaigns.
When Donald returned from the Army in 1946 he went to work for his father in the E E Miller feed business and became a partner in 1950 and operated the E. E. Miller & Son feed business until 1990 when he partially retired. Donald was active in Boy Scout Troop 3 as an assistant scoutmaster and on the troop committee. He served as a Deacon and on the Session of the North Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Geneva for many years. He served on the Lincoln First Bank Advisory Board and he enjoyed his family, his many customers who became friends, western square dancing with the Geneva Friendship Squares for over 33 years, his lawn and garden until he gave it to the deer to enjoy.
He is survived by his daughters: Ginger (John) Pratt of Rochester, Dr. Barbara Miller of Washington, D.C., Donna (Ross) McGuire of Folsom, Calif., sons: David J. (Carrie) Miller and Kenneth J. Miller, both of the Geneva Area; 11 grandchildren: Jill Pratt, Jeannie (Stephen) Galbraith, Andrew (Lisa) Pratt, Jack Heaton, Brendan McGuire, Adriene McGuire, Jared McGuire, Alyssa Miller, Eric Miller, Kristopher and Patrick Boggs; and two great-grandchildren: Audrey Jane and Madeline Galbraith.
He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve Albright Miller, who died in 2009.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home.
Devaney-Bennett Funeral Home
181 North Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, 2010