Melvin R. Miller, 89, husband of the late Dorothy M. (Frey) Miller, of Boyertown, passed away on Thursday at Pennsburg Manor in Pennsburg. Born in Perkiomen Heights, Pa., he was a son of the late Malinda (Rhoads) Miller, and the late Clayton Miller.
He started working on local farms for many years as a young man at the age of 14, and he later worked for 34 years at the former Boyertown Casket Company in Boyertown prior to his retirement in 1986. Melvin was an avid baseball fan, and he liked to hunt. He was very proud of his family, and he really enjoyed spending time with them.
Melvin is survived by his daughter; Mary Alice Zern, wife of Lester, of Barto, his son; David F. Miller, husband of Christine, of Barto, his grandchildren; Lisa Little, Andrew Zern, Keith Miller, Jason Zern, Shane Miller, Tammy Miller, and his eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother; Wilmer Miller, of Highland, CA. and his sister; Margaret Benner, of Spinnerstown, Pa. In addition to his wife and parents, Melvin was also preceded in death by his four brothers and five sisters.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1020 E. Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, Pa., 19525, with Pastor James Longacre officiating, and to his Visitation on Tuesday morning from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Niantic-Union Cemetery, Niantic.
Memorial contributions in his name can be made to Boyertown Area Multi-Service, 200 W. Spring Street, Boyertown, Pa., 19512.