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Russell C. Miller

August 20, 1955 — January 4, 2023

Shinglehouse, Pa.

Russell C. Miller “beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Russell C. “Russ” Miller, 67, of Shinglehouse, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, after a short illness.

Born on Saturday, August 20, 1955, in Jamestown, N.Y., he was a son of Joseph and Betty Peterson Miller. On January 15, 1983 in Shinglehouse, he married Gail M. Meyers, who survives.

Russ previously owned and operated Miller Automotive in Millport and was also a machinist for many years. He was also employed as the head sawyer for the former Donovan and Schoonover Lumber Company in Shinglehouse.

Russ enjoyed working on his classic cars and collecting and restoring pinball machines. He was a huge Buffalo Bills fan and an avid Chase Elliott fan. Russ’s greatest love was his family, especially his eight grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 40 years; four children, Phoebe M. (Donn) Tompkins of Ridgway, Jason L. Miller of Greenville, Lee A. (Sharon) Miller of Pittsburgh, and Betsy V. (Jeremiah) Asper of Lock Haven; eight grandchildren, Noah, Shelby, and Bailey Tompkins, Aydan Miller, and Bryson, and Mason Asper, and Charlotte and Conner Miller; two brothers, Randy A. Miller and Rodney L. Miller, both of Shinglehouse; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, Russ was predeceased by a brother, Lonnie Joe Miller.

In keeping with Russ’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Russ’s name may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Russ’s family entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Russ, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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