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Walter C. Miller, Jr. “loving husband, father and grandfather”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Walter C. “Walt” Miller, Jr., 90, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Bedminster, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 10, 2019, after a long illness.
Born on November 28, 1928 in Philadelphia, he was a son of Walter C. Sr. and Esther Miller. On March 16, 1973 in Doylestown, he married June A. Leaverton, who survives.
Walter graduated from high school in Bucks County. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for over 35 years, retiring as a foreman in 1982. While working at PennDOT and living in Bedminster, Walt ran his own dairy farm and crop farm. He and his wife, June, moved to Shinglehouse in 1981.
Walt was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, where he had served as a trustee. He was a member of Prosperity Lodge #567 F. & A.M. in Riegelsville where he was a past master. He transferred his membership to Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. in Shinglehouse where he served as treasurer for many years. He also was in charge of the Masonic fish fries in Shinglehouse for 30 years. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory.
Walt was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to garden and can the vegetables he grew. He was a faithful man who loved the Lord. He had a great sense of humor. Walt’s greatest love was his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife are eight children, Walter Miller of Upper Black Eddy, John (Angie) Miller of Ottsville, Kathleen (John) Lapsley of Florida, June Ann (Don) Rapsinski of Quakertown, Robert Kniese of Shinglehouse, Thomas (Chris) Miller of Murphy, NC, and David (Debbie) Miller and Dennis Miller, both of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Gaye Miller of Ferndale; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Miriam Gruver of Pipersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Walt was predeceased by two sons, Edward Miller and Jeffrey Miller.
Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, Academy Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Members of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. will conduct a Masonic service at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Walt’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, share a fond memory, or view a video tribute of Walt, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com