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James L. Miller | News, Sports, Jobs


Jun 3, 2023
James L. Miller | News, Sports, Jobs

James L. Miller

James L. Miller, 93, of Youngsville, PA, entered into eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 1, 2023. Born May possibly 26, 1930, in Warren, PA, he was the son of the late Raymond John (RJ) Miller and Irene Salome Wenzel Miller.

He served his nation in the United States Army 47th Division at Camp Rucker, Alabama. He was a participant on the Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight 13 exactly where he was lately honored to lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier along with his brother David and son-in-law John at Arlington National Cemetery in October of 2022.

Jim received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Clarion State Teachers College. He taught at Youngsville Higher College for 37 years though simultaneously driving the Y-ten college bus, which he continued just after retiring from teaching. Jim will be remembered by thousands of schoolchildren. He was a fantastic college bus driver for 57 years. He was a basketball coach spanning more than 4 decades. He was honored to be inducted into the Warren County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a member of the Youngsville Initial United Methodist Church and served in many capacities. In 1983 he was recognized as Lay Particular person of the year. He was a member of the Stillwater Lodge of the Totally free and Accepted Masons of Youngsville exactly where he was a Previous Master. As a 32 degree Mason, he was a member of the Coudersport Consistory. With the Warren County Shrine Club he was fondly identified as “Poppy The Clown”. He was also active in the Brokenstraw Antique Tractor Club, the Saturday Evening Dance Club, and the National Campers and Hikers Association. He enjoyed major band music, specially Lawrence Welk. He loved spending time with his family members, puttering at dwelling, gardening, and riding his tractor.

Jim married Marilyn L. (Smith) Miller on July 12, 1952 at the Warren Baptist Church and they had been happily married for 67 years, till Marilyn’s passing on July 24, 2019. They are now with each other forever. Amongst Jim’s fondest memories had been camping, holidays, or any time family members members could collect.

Jim is survived by his youngsters: Grace (John) Backstrom of Warren, Gayle (Larry) Kerman of Getzville, NY, Geraldine (Chad) Lyter of Allegany, NY, and Glenn (Judy) Miller of West Grove, PA also Bart VanLoven a 1977-1978 AFS exchange student from Belgium 11 grandchildren: MaryLynne (Tony Rindsberg) Kerman, Kristen (Greg) Spears, Sarah (Jason Knox) Monticue, Brian (Laura) Lyter, Michael (Kristan Callahan) Kerman, Lauren (David) Bowman, Gabrielle (Zach) Schifferle, Katie (Carson Bell) Lyter, Mallory (Marco Fenton) Kerman, Marlene (Connor Keane) Miller and James R. Miller 7 fantastic-grandchildren: William, Annalee, Alexandra, Rose Poppy, Elle, Paul, and Madison. He is also survived by brother David (Bonnie) Miller, sister-in-law Annette Angora, many nieces and nephews and fantastic-nieces and fantastic-nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a foster brother, Arthur Anderson, a sister, Anita Miller Smith, and two brothers-in-law, Charles Smith and Melvin Ned Smith.

Household and mates will be received for a time of visitation on Sunday, June four, 2023 at McKinney Funeral Household, 54 West Principal Street, Youngsville, PA from two-four and six-eight pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 1 pm at the Initial United Methodist Church, 225 East Principal Street, Youngsville with Rev. Jeffery Canter and Rev. Jason Knox officiating. A graveside service will stick to at the Warren County Memorial Park with complete military honors.

The family members suggests these wishing to location a memorial might do so to Initial United Methodist Church of Youngsville or Shriners Hospital, 1634 W 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.

Condolences might be left at www.mckinney funeral.com.

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