William J Miller

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William J Miller

  • Birth 2 Apr 1933 Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1 Jul 2008 West Pittston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Carverton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 28149154

William J. Miller, of West Pittston, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Pittston, April 2, 1933, a son of the late William S. Miller and Margaret Kresge M. Fowler.
He was a 1951 graduate of West Pittston High School and also attended Wilkes College. He served in the U.S. Marines Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Bill was proprietor of Keystone Roofing Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1895.
A lifetime member of the First Baptist Church, Pittston, Bill served as church moderator for more than 20 years, and as chairman of the Endowment Committee and Nominating Committee. He also served on the Board of Trustees and Board of Deacons.
Always active in politics, Bill served as West Pittston auditor, treasurer, councilman and tax collector. He was chairman of council during the 1972 flood.
He was a life member of the Eagles Hose Company, Pittston.
Bill along with his uncle, Larry Powell, raised and showed champion St. Bernards and Collies. In 1957, Bill and his uncle won best in breed at Westminster Dog Show with their champion St. Bernard.
Always an avid sports fan, he rooted only for the New York Giants and delighted in watching his grandchildren playing soccer and baseball.
He was preceded in death by his step-father, Thomas Fowler; and brother-in-law Nelson Hurrey.
Survived by his wife, Dorothy Ellis Miller, with whom he would have celebrated his 53rd wedding anniversary on July 16; sons William S. Miller, Wyoming; David Miller, Harding; daughter Gail Nossavage and husband Mark, West Pittston; grandchildren Kristen and Zachary Nossavage, West Pittston; brother Douglas Miller, West Pittston; sister-in-law Teckla Hurray, West Pittston; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Home Going Services and Celebration of the Life of William J. Miller will be held Saturday at 12 noon in the First Baptist Church, Pittston. The Rev. James Breese will officiate.
Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton.
Friends may call at the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, on Thursday, from 5 until 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church, Water Street, Pittston, PA 18640.


Published in the Times Leader on 7/2/2008.


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  • Created by: Heidi Mueller
  • Added: 9 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28149154
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William J Miller (2 Apr 1933–1 Jul 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28149154, citing Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Heidi Mueller (contributor 46914456) .