Miller, R. Michael "Mickey"
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R. Michael "Mickey" Miller, 56, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY. He was born in Orange, CA, son of the late Sylvania Furey Miller and James Miller. Mickey grew up in Ithaca and was always proud to have spent his childhood in the Fall Creek neighborhood. In 1983 he purchased his home on Taughannock Blvd. where he lived for many years. He was employed at Borg Warner for 32 years and for the past several years had worked at Stork H & E. He valued his job and always had a strong work ethic. Mickey was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for camping, hunting, fishing and hiking. Mickey is survived by his daughter, Bambi Lott; granddaughter, Hayden Van Riper and Kye Loveless. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his sister, Tamia Miller. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mickey Miller Outdoor Fund, c/o Scott Albanese, Tompkins Trust Co., The Commons, Ithaca, NY 14850. The hope is that the fund will be used to place a bench in Mickey's memory near the Ithaca Falls so others can enjoy the area as much as he did. Arrangements are by the Bangs Funeral Home.
Published in Ithaca Journal on May 15, 2013