Frederick "Wilson" Miller (1933 - 2017)

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Frederick "Wilson" Miller, age 83, of Brookville, Pa., passed away on April 11, 2017, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville, Pa.
Fred was born on May 27, 1933, to the late Frederick and Mary L. (Creola) Miller, in Anita, Pa. On Aug. 19, 1994, he married Jane E. (Richards) Miller, at their home when they lived in Anita; Jane survives him.
Fred spent 23 years of his life honorably serving his country as a member of the United States Air Force and then as a part of the Army Air Calvary. As a Master Sergeant he served during the Korean War. During the Vietnam War he piloted helicopters, taking his comrades into and out of the "hot zones." He was decorated for his dedication and accomplishments and he was proud of his service.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW, and the Army Navy Club. He was also a member of the Sons of Italy, and he served as an officer at the Moose Lodge in Punxsutawney, PA.
Fred spent time working as an engineer for Brockway Glass and he was very well educated being both book smart and by learning through life's lessons. In addition to his native language of English, he spoke Japanese, Vietnamese, Italian, and German. He loved people and he enjoyed being with groups, most especially his military family. He liked listening to his police scanner and tinkering with his Ham radio. He loved being on his computer, a tool which made his interest in researching his family history much easier; he was able to trace back his family roots many generations. He collected scale model cars, Lionel trains, guns, and knives.
More than anything, he loved his family, all of them; words like "step-children" didn't really hold meaning for him. Fred will be missed.
In addition to his wife Jane, Fred is survived by two daughters, Penelope Miller and Alicia (Robert) McCracken; two sons, Billy Miller and Frederick (Katie) Baughman; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Fred is preceded in death by one daughter, Tracy Baughman.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 14, 2017, from 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m., at the McKinney–d'Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017, also at the funeral home, beginning at 10 a.m. and officiated by the Rev. Chuck Jack. Interment will take place at the Butler Cemetery, Pine Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the VFW in Punxsutawney, or to the National by visiting www.stroke.org.
Online condolences and other information may be found at www.mckinneydargy.com.

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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
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Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 13, 2017
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