Raymond W. Miller
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Raymond W. Miller, 87, formerly of State Route 29, died on January 6, 2010, at the Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany. Mr. Miller was born on June 17, 1923, in Fairfield, a son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Wilson) Miller. Raymond received his education at local schools and entered the U.S. Army in January of 1942. He served with the Medical Corps during World War II and was honorably discharged in September of 1943 at the rank of Private. Ray was previously married to the late Dora (Munger) who was the mother of their children. He was a lifelong self-employed dairy farmer and cattle dealer. Mr. Miller was a resident of the St. Johnsville Nursing Home for the past six months. Survivors include his six children, Joan Case and her husband, Allen, of Mohawk, Raymond Miller, Jr., and his companion, Alice, of Dolgeville, Ralph Miller and his wife, Kim, of Little Falls, Kenneth Miller and his wife, Rosemary, of Herkimer, Stephen Miller and his wife, Cindy, of Middleville, and Robin Karpiak and her husband, Gary, also of Middleville; one sister, Shirley Maxwell and her husband, Bill, of Middleville; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his former wife, Dora, he was predeceased by two brothers, Ward and Albert George Miller, and by three sisters, Bessie Manacheck, Joyce VanCour and Thelma Florian. Funeral services will be held at the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport, on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dwayne A. Durand, Pastor of the Kuyahoora Community Church, officiating. Spring interment will take place in the Middleville Rural Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sundayafternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Online tributes at: www.autenrithfuneral.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 8, 2011