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Martin W. Miller

Mr. Martin W. Miller, age 82, of R.D. 5, Gates Hill, Tyrone died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 11:50 p.m. at Altoona Regional Health Systems, Altoona Hospital Campus. He was born May 11, 1925 in Ryde, PA, the son of George and Ethel Lear Miller. On March 9, 1956 he was married to Betty Ramsey who survives. Also surviving is a son, Martin W. Miller of Grazierville, a stepdaughter Susan Hathcock (Greg) of New Mexico and a granddaughter, Jessica Hathcock of Colorado. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Donald R. (Helen) of Levittown, PA, Daniel L. (Joellyn), Darlene (Gene) Wertz, Twila Bowser, Lois Russell and Georgette Umholtz, all of Tyrone and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded by a sister Ethel Frye and a brother Morris L. Miller.
He had been employed as an equipment driver by Tyrone Boro and retired in 1985 as a heat treater from Chicago Rivet after 22 years of service. He was of the Methodist faith. He served as a Seamen First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a guard on Merchant Marine ships – SS Susan Luckerback, SS San Antonia, SS Bernard Carter and USS Alfred A. Cunningham (Destroyer). He received the European Theatre ribbon, the Pacific Theatre ribbon and the American Theatre ribbon. He entered active service July 9, 1943. Mr. Miller was a member of Anderson Denny Post V.F.W. No. 4559 and of the Blazing Arrow Hook and Ladder Fire Co.
Funeral service for Martin W. Miller will be Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 3 p.m. at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc. with James Bonsell officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. time of service.