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October 21, 2015 - 1:43pm

Neil J. Miller

posted by T.J. Woodward.

miller1_0.jpgNeil J. Miller, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday (October 16, 2015) at his home in North Java. He was born January 16, 1927 in Buffalo, New York to the late Louis (Catherine Collier) Miller. He is preceded in death by his wife Marguerite (Marge) Eley; brothers Jerome, Gerald, Carl and Louis Miller and sisters Catherine and Rita Mary.

Neil served in the US Army during WWII in Italy. He retired after working for Ford Motor Co. for 35 years.  Neil also worked for Ortners International Dealership in North Java, Hogans Grocery and as a part time mail carrier.  After retirement Neil was a School Bus Driver for Becker’s Bus Service. He was an avid outdoorsman. Neil enjoyed hunting with his son’s, fishing and camping.  For many years he was the Boy Scout Master for the local troop.  Neil loved music, playing his guitar and singing for family and friends.  In his youth he played in several bands and called square dances. He was an active volunteer. Neil served on the Advisory board for the North Java Fire Department, St Nicholas Church Council and also served as the former North Java Water Commissioner.  He was also a member of the the VFW/American Legion and Pheasants Forever.

He is survived by his children, Neil (Peter) Miller (Debbie) of Corning, NY, Sharon Pierce of Attica, Daniel (Suzanne) Miller of Attica, Thomas (Sue Ann) Miller of North Java, Louis (Mary) Miller of East Bethany, Christopher (Karen) Miller of Strykersville, Patrick (Christie) Miller of Spencerport; brother Herman (Esther) Miller of North Java and sister Grace (Peter D’Amico)Tuller of Syracuse; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and special Friend Donna Fraser of Eden.

Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday October 25, 2015 from 2:00-600PM at Marley Funeral Home, LLC 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011. An 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 26, 2015 at Church of St. Cecilia’s (St. John Neumann Parish)

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Java Rescue Squad 4274 Route 98 North Java, New York 14113, Church of St. Cecilia’s (St. John Neuman Parish) 991 Centerline Road  Sheldon, New York 14145 or Home Care & Hospice 450 North Main Street Warsaw, New York 14569. For more information please call 585-591-1212 or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main Street Attica, New York 14011.

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