William "Bill" Miller

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William "Bill" Miller
December 23, 1925 ~ May 14, 2018
William "Bill" Miller, 92, passed away at home, with family at his side on Monday, May 14, 2018. Bill was born December 23, 1925 in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Henry & Laura Miller. Bill served in the United States Army with honor, during WWII and served as a guard at the Nuremburg Trials in Germany. He was a 66-year resident of Tracy and a parishioner, Elder and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Tracy. He worked 30 years for the Department of Energy as a Foreman Lineman and was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers #1245, before retiring in 1984. He was a 30-year volunteer for the City of Tracy Fire Department, a member of Tracy Elks Lodge BPOE #2031, American Legion Tracy Post #172, Veterans of Foreign Wars Tracy Post #1537, Stockton Model A Club, Livermore Model A Club. His passion was restoring old cars to working condition. He loved RV traveling with his family and friends. Bill and his brother, Tom started a Memorial Day weekend family reunion campout, which has continued for over 30 years, and will continue to go on. Bill was an honest, loyal, and good friend, who was known to volunteer for many projects and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. Bill was a family-oriented person and loved the time he spent with each of them. Bill is survived by his children, Bill A. Miller of Stockton, Bonnie Swanson of Modesto, and Beverly Hall (Robert) of Lodi; siblings, Patricia Myers, Carol Croxton both of Modesto, Elaine Maxwell (Ron) of Valley Springs, Gary Miller (Candy) of Medford, OR; grandchildren, Melissa, Aimee, Lindsey, Scott, Ashley; great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Jaxon, Mariah, Anthony, Colton, Caiden, James, and Aubree. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Miller (married 69 yrs, passed 2016); parents, Henry and Laura Miller; siblings, Donnie Miller, Jack Miller, and Tom Miller; son in law, Chuck Swanson; brother in law, Clarence "Mop" Myers, and 1 granddaughter, Amanda. Family and friends are invited for a time of viewing, Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. A celebration of life memorial service will be observed on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 1:00 pm at Nirvaana Banquet & Event Center, 1005 E. Pescadero Ave., Tracy, CA 95304. A private burial will be held at Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Rd., Tracy. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., Tracy is honored to serve the Miller family. Memorial contributions in Mr. Bill Miller's name may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 101 Berverdor Ave., Tracy, CA 95376
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Published in the Modesto Bee on May 18, 2018
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