Oakfield- Richard Edward Miller, 83, of Oakfield, a Foreman at Graham Manufacturing Co., retiring in 1993 after 40 years of service, died Monday, April 2, 2012at Buffalo General Medical Center.
He was a loving and devoted husband and a family man who loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Mr. Miller was born March 23, 1929 in Oakfield, a son of the late Charles and Theresa (McGrath) Miller.
He served honorably in Korea, during the Korean War with the Air Force.
He was a member of St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecelia's Worship Site and graduate of Oakfield High School. He enjoyed computers, expressing himself thru political editorials and genealogy research. He enjoyed travel to the Adirondacks and to Crazy Horse Monument.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Veronica (Klein) Miller whom he married October 18, 1952; 7 children, Jim (Kathy) Miller, Kathy (Rick dec’d) Hollabaugh, Terry Maid, Carol (Rich dec’d) Weeks, Karen Miller, Steve (Amy) Miller and Sue (Iain) Walker; a sister, Pauline Warner; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
He was the brother of the late Elizabeth Sinclair, Michael, Charles, Tommy, Harry, Hank, Peter and Walter Miller and father-in-law of the late Rick Hollabaugh and Rich Weeks.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Ave., Oakfield. His Mass will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. Padre Pio Parish, St. Cecilia's Worship Site, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for distribution to various charities. Condolences may be made at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com