Richard Dutrow Miller, 85 of Frederick, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home. He was the husband of the late Ruth Lorraine Cook Miller whom he married on July 11, 1953. Born on May 5, 1929 in Frederick, he was the son of the late Grayson Alonzo and Mary Margaret (Dutrow) Miller.
Mr. Miller graduated from Saint John's Catholic High School. Richard entered the National Guard, followed by the Active Reserves. He served two tours in Vietnam, earning a bronze and silver star and many other awards. He flew the secretary of the Army John O. Marsh, as a master aviator, for several years while stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA. Following his time in the service, he worked for Miller Distribution as a salesman. He was also employed by Coldwell Bank as a real estate agent. Richard was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks #684, the American Legion Francis Scott Key Post #11, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Frederick and the Loyal Order of Moose
lodge #371 /chapter 347. He was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a man of character, as well as being a character of a man. He believed you are your word and your word is who you are. In his free time, he loved to read, help out around the condo and help his neighbors.
Richard was the father of Diana Lorraine Miller and partner Trina Davis of Frederick; grandfather of Amber Lorraine Hillman and husband Lance of Olympia, Washington and Garrett Austin Clintron of Frederick; and the great-grandfather of Dustin Hillman, Lukeus Hillman, and Connor Hillman; step-grandfather of Kathren Davis, Brandon Davis and Brieanna Robinson all of Frederick and Tyler Davis of Bear, Delaware; step great-grandfather of Shayne Davis, Alexander Davis and Cody Davis. He was also survived by his sister, Lenova A. McKenzie of Baltimore, sister-in-laws, Barbara A. Shankle and husband David and Gloria LaBrush and her late husband Alfred all of Frederick; brother-in-laws, Paul L. LaBrush and wife Dorothy of Boonsboro and Clyde L. LaBrush and wife Connie of Sabillasville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Richard was preceded in death by his siblings, Grayson Miller, Joseph Miller, Mary M. Hargis and Patricia A. Murphy and his brother-in-law, Alfred H. LaBrush.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Keeney & Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church Street, Frederick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 118 E. Second Street, Frederick. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.keeneybasford.com