Andrew J. Miller

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Andrew J. Miller, 20, of Ringtown, formerly of Mahanoy Plane, died unexpectedly Sunday at home.

Born in Pottsville, March 8, 1996, he was a son of Mary Alice Quirk Waiksnoris and her husband, Mark Waiksnoris, and Jeffrey Miller.

A 2014 graduate of North Schuylkill High School, Andrew was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, a car enthusiast and loved watching movies, listening to music and playing video games, and was particularly fond of the television series "Game of Thrones."

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James E. Quirk.

He loved spending time with family. He was a regular visitor at the home of his grandmother, Maureen "Mammam" Quirk, and uncle, Shawn Quirk, Zion Grove; his father, Jeffrey, and paternal grandparents, Raymond and Dolores Miller, Mahanoy City; an aunt, Julianne Quirk, Frackville; an uncle, James Quirk, Mahanoy Plane; uncles, David Quirk, Cressona, Raymond Miller Jr., Ringtown, Randy Miller, Morea, and Jay and Tim Waiksnoris, both of Shenandoah Heights; step-grandparents, Mark and Angie Waiksnoris, Shenandoah Heights; additional uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and his dog, Buddy.

Andrew is also survived by a younger brother, Connor, at home; sister, Marissa Waiksnoris, Shenandoah.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in Divine Mercy Parish, 218 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville. A visitation will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in Andrew's memory may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), P.O. Box 1305, Pottsville, PA 17901. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 4, 2017