J. Robert Miller 1931-2013
J. Robert Miller, 81 formerly of Landisville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday Oct. 26, 2013, at Landis Homes in Lititz, where he resided with his wife Irene. Robert was born on Dec. 7, 1931, in Lancaster, the son of the late David and Edna Miller. Robert graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1951 and went on to work as a farmer in Liberty from 1959 to 1981. In 1977 Robert became the founding pastor of the Liberty House of the Lord Church and served there until 1995 and later as interim pastor from 1995 to 2002.
Robert is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene Groff (Peifer) Miller whom he married March 5, 1953; five sons, Robert L. Miller and wife, Beverly, of Liberty, Dennis L. Miller and wife, Susan, of Lake Milton, Ohio, Dean L. Miller, of Blossburg, Duane L. Miller and wife, Yvonne, of New Holland, Dale L. Miller and wife, Jan, of Watsontown; three brothers, James Miller and wife, Ann, of Landisville, Fred Miller and wife, Lynn, of Lititz, Herb Miller, of Lancaster; three sisters, Pauline Kreider, of Manheim, Arlene Weber, wife of John, of Ephrata, Marilyn Burkhart, wife of John, of Mount Joy; brother-in-law, Merle King, of Cochranville;14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandson, Stephen Miller; brother-in-law, Richard Kreider, of Manheim; brother, David and wife, Gloria Miller of Manheim; and sister, Jeanette King of Cochranville.
Robert retired from farming in 1981 and resided in Liberty with his wife until April 2012 when they moved to Landis Homes. Robert had a great appreciation for outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Visitation will be held at Landis Homes Bethany West Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, on Wednesday Oct. 30, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm. and at Harvest Family Fellowship Church in Liberty on Friday Nov. 1 at 12:15 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. A private burial will take place at Steam Valley Cemetery, Steam Valley, prior to the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Harvest Family Fellowship Church, 28 Shaffer Hill Road, Liberty, PA 16930.
Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Williamsport, Pa.