Roy H. Miller

Roy H. Miller, 99, of Hegins died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Nottingham Village in Northumberland.

Born Sunday, November 9, 1913 in Pitman, he was a son of the late Charles and Mamie (Hepler) Miller.

Roy enjoyed a long life with many memories, many from the 20th century. He enjoyed talking about those memories with family and friends especially his days growing up and working on the family farm in the Hegins Valley. Most of his working years were spent operating construction equipment to extract coal during the WW II years and in the construction of dams and interstate highways in Pennsylvania.

After retirement he enjoyed his family, woodworking, gardening and working around the home.

Roy was a member of the F&AM Valley Lodge No. 797 of Valley View.

Survivors include two children, Gerald Miller, Ann Miller; two grandchildren, Jody Groshek and Nathaniel Casper Miller; three great grandchildren, Adam Grosheck, Blaine Groshek and Maizy Havens; two sisters, Betty Koppenhaver and Arlene Kimmel; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Miller and Alice Miller. His wife, Hilda, passed away in 2006.

He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Ralph, Charles, Frank, Robert and Leon Miller; and three sisters, Jenny Dunkleberger, Margaret Artz and Marie Conrad.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Friedens Lutheran Church at 1 p.m. with Rev. Warren Egebo officiating.

Interment will be private in St. John's Cemetery, Hegins, PA.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 375, Hegins PA 17938.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, PA has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit

Published in The News Item from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31, 2013