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🇺🇸 Raymond J. Miller, 94 – Served in the US Navy During the Philippine Liberation of WWII

Raymond J. Miller, 94, of Schuylkill Haven, died Thursday May 7, 2020, at home with his family.

Born in Riegelsville, April 11, 1926, He was a son of the late Rev. Raymond C. and Grace (Stengley-Stermer) Miller.

A 1944 graduate of Kutztown high school, Ray went on to serve honorably in the US Navy as  Pharmacy mat 2/c during the Philippine Liberation of WWII.  He served aboard several ships and lastly at Navy Operation Base #3149 Guiuan, Samar, Philippines.

He graduated from Eckels College of Mortuary Science and served his residency at the David H. Ruch Funeral Chapel, Pottsville, becoming a licensed funeral director in January of 1951.  He served as supervisor of Ralph Funeral Home, Williamstown and later for the Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, Pottsville and St. Clair.

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Ray was very active in Schuylkill Haven Jaycees in his younger years; Boy Scouts for over 30 years; F&AM Schuylkill Lodge Orwigsburg; Alliance of Retired Americans; AARP;

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Nancy (Dinkel) Miller in 1999; son Gary Miller in 1982.

Surviving is a daughter Susan Miller of Schuylkill Haven, Nieces & Nephews.

Graveside Service will be private  from Union Cemetery,  Schuylkill Haven with The Rev. David Borton officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pa 1320 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Bruce T. Hart Funeral Home, St. Clair, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to

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