Max B. Miller

Born: Fri., Sep. 3, 1920
Died: Sat., Jan. 19, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 22, 2013
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 22, 2013
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church

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Max  B.  Miller

Max B. Miller, age 92, 1274 Hemlock Street Bloomsburg, died at his home Saturday, January 19, 2013 and was pronounced dead at 10:09 p. m. He was in failing health for the past year.

Born in Bloomsburg on September 3, 1920, he was a son of the late Leland and Atta B. (Beagle) Miller. A lifelong resident of Bloomsburg, he was a 1938 graduate of Bloomsburg High School.

Max was last employed by the former Bloomsburg Mills, Inc., working there for 14 years until retiring in 1985. Earlier he was employed by the former Columbia Health & Accident Insurance Co. for two years and the former Magee Carpet Co.  for 33 1/2 years. At all three jobs he was the data processing manager.

He was a lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for 75 years (1938 to 2013).

Max was a 50 plus year member of the Washington Lodge 265, F. & A. M. and Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg.  He also belonged to Valley of Bloomsburg Post 273, American Legion.

He served with the US Army Air Corps during World War II in Europe and as a member of the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Max was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Miller.

Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth M. Thomas, with whom he celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2012; a son, Gary R. Miller, and his wife Bonnie, Bloomsburg; a daughter, Gwen S., wife of Thomas Nicholson, Lake Worth, Fla.; two grandchildren; seven step- great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lavona G. Miller, Bloomsburg.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the  Wesley United Methodist Church, Market & W. Third Streets, Bloomsburg, with his pastor. Rev. Dr. Gary D. Weaver officiating. Interment in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy, with military honors by the combined VFW group. Friends may call at the Church from 1-2 p. m. Please use W. Third Street entrance.

Memorials may be sent to Wesley United Methodist Church, 130 W. Third St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral; Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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Donna Dunn Kerstetter
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
To Gary, Gwen, and Family,

It is with saddness that I read of your father's passing. I have so many fond memories of your father singing in the church choir and oh, that bass voice, how it resounded in the church during his solos. He would always great me with a smile and a hug when I returned home for a visit. It will not be the same sitting in church and not seeing him in his usual seat in the choir.

May God wrap His loving arms around all of you and your family in this time of saddness and rejoice in knowing that your father is in a place of eternal peace. The heavenly choir has a glorious new member.

ACE Hearing Centers
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
We at ACE Hearing Centers would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Max's family and friends for their loss. Max has been a patient here since 2002. In that time we have enjoyed talking to him about a variety of his interests. We hope that our services helped him participate in whatever he chose to do. It was a joy to work with him. He was dedicated to his family, you knew that by listening to him. He will be missed by all. Please take care.
The staff at ACE Hearing Centers

Brenda and Dan Pitonyak
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
Dear Gary and Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. The thoughts of his enjoying my pie in December makes me smile, and I'm sure you have so many wonderful memories to hold on to. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Mary Ellen Barton Miller
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
I was very sorry to hear of Max's death. Please know that I am thinking of you Gwen, Gary, and Elizabeth. We all go back many years, don't we?

Tom & Connie Young
   Posted Mon January 21, 2013
We are so very sorry to hear of Max's passing. I enjoyed many good times golfing with Max, singing in the choir with him, the many e-mails he shared and just being with him and listening to the great history he provided. When I came to Bloomsburg we formed a bond that continued through all these years.
God bless all the family our prayers are with you.
Tom & Connie

Peggy Jane Walters Parker
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
Dear Elizabeth, Gary and Gwen,
F. William and I send our sympathy along with much love. Max was a lifelong friend and fellow singer. What a great voice! He was so warm and welcoming every time I came home, went to the choir room, sat and sang with Pat's choir. Always a smile and great story and he was forever interested in what was happening in California. A lovely gift in my life. I also enjoyed being an email buddy for many years; I shall miss those forwards and special little notes.

I will keep all of your in my prayers and hope that just as God has welcomed Max home, He will also be the healer of your hearts.

Much love and affection for all of you.
Peggy Jane

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