Richard Charles Miller, Sr., age 85, of Port Vue, died November 11, 2019, at home. Born November 22, 1933, in Frank, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Eleanor "Alberta" (Brown) Miller and the husband of Donna L. (Bortak) Miller.
Richard was a retired truck driver. He drove for Westinghouse until they closed and then drove for St. Johnsbury Trucking until retirement. Soon after retiring, Richard began working at the New Colony Mobile Home Park and 51 Estates, in the maintenance department for over 12 years. He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. Richard was a member of St. Mark Parish of Port Vue. He was also a member of the 11th Ward Club, Croation Club Lodge #146, and the Frank Gun Club. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved his loyal dogs, Maxwell "Bubba" and Lizzy.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his children, Richard C. (Kathy) Miller, Jr. of North Versailles, Amanda (Eric) Rausch of Liberty Borough, Janine Hampton of McKeesport, Ricardo (Nancy) Vazquez of Glassport, Jade (Chuck) Wargo of Port Vue; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Ruth) Brown of White Oak; also many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Misael T. Vazquez; siblings, Gene R. Miller and Janet M. Godfrey.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A blessing service will be celebrated on Friday, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Committal prayers and military honors will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions suggested to Pets For Patriots, 281 E. Park Ave., Suite 543, Long Beach, NY 11561.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Originally published November 12, 2019.