Frank H. Miller

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Frank Harry Miller, 79, of Mount Airy, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Moscow, Russia.

Born Oct. 25, 1933, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son the late Alonza W. Miller and the late Bonnie Lucas Moreland. He was the husband of Althea Vickers Miller, who he married June 21, 1957.

He was a 1951 graduate of Martinsburg High School, in Martinsburg; graduated from Shepherd College with a bachelor of arts degree in 1955; and from West Virginia University in 1963 with a Masters in music; and he did postgraduate work at University of Maryland and Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College.

He served in the Army in 434th Army Band from 1955 until 1957. He was employed by Carroll County Public Schools from 1957 until 1989. He taught instrumental music at several Carroll County public schools, including Mount Airy, Sykesville, Taneytown and Winfield. He was assistant principal at South Carroll High School, and supervisor of vocational education. He served on numerous educational committees on a state and local level.

He was a member of Carroll County Education Association, Maryland State Teachers Association, National Educational Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals and American Vocational Association and National Retired Teachers Association.

He was recognized as Honorary State Farmer and Honorary State Agriculturist, the highest degree bestowed on supporters of FFA in Maryland, in 1985; Who's Who in America; and was a member of Phi Delta Kappa, selective honor society for educators. He was a former member and past president of Mount Airy Kiwanis Club, a former member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Damascus, where he was president of church council and a member of the choir. He was a current member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Mount Airy. Along with his wife, he was a recipient of the Jack Heise Terrapin Spirit Award of the University of Maryland in 2011, and they were inducted into the UMD M Club as honorary members in 2012. He was an avid Maryland Terrapin sports fan and had a great interest in photography.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children William Newton Miller and wife Lee Adams, of Petersburg, Va., and Robert Andrew Miller and wife Debbie, of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren Katherine Elizabeth Miller and husband Jeremy Seppi, Madison Nicole Miller and Abigail Victoria Miller; and a sister, Emily Miller Waters, of Martinsburg.

A tentative funeral service is scheduled for noon June 7, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, with the Revs. Eric and Anke Deibler officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Calvary Lutheran Church, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771; or to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation (Terrapin Club) for Athletic Scholarship, 2707 Terrapin Trail, College Park, MD 20742.

Arrangements are handled by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory in Sykesville.

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Burrier-Queen Funeral Directors, P.A.
1212 W. Old Liberty Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on May 25, 2013
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