NEWTON TWP. — Loren Miller, 87, of Newton Township, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Geisinger Hospital in Wilkes Barre. He was the husband of Eleanor LaCoe Miller. The couple celebrated 66 years of marriage in January.
Born in Clarks Summit, he was a son of the late Anson and Lorraine Antoine Miller. In advance of his 1945 graduation from Newton Ransom High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he trained in Samson, New York, and Corpus Christi, Texas.
Following his return, Loren and Eleanor were self-employed dairy and vegetable farmers along with their son. Like his father, he was a member of the Scranton Cooperative Farmers Market for more than 50 years. He served his many loyal customers there through the 2013 season, and his son and daughter, Ruth, and their children will continue.
He was a member of the Countryside Community Church in Newton as well as the Sampson World War II Navy Veterans.
Loren will be remembered for his extraordinary devotion to family and to gathering all together for every occasion, with his favorite being the annual Fourth of July farm family and friends picnic.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Carl Miller; and two sisters, Florence Miller and Lorraine Knight.
Also surviving are his son, Charlie and his wife, Brenda, Newton; two daughters, Sue Miller McDonnell and her husband, Frank, West Chester, and Ruth Miller Griggs and her husband, Joseph, Newton; three sisters, Elsie Sopinski, Clarks Green, Edith Jakubos, Newton, and Vida Trivelpiece, Clarks Summit; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held in the Countryside Community Church 14011 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Dr. J.P. Duncan, pastor. Interment followed in Miller Cemetery, Scott Township, with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Countryside Community Church.
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