Louis E. Miller

Louis E. Miller, 70, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at the Hershey Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Bloomsburg, the son of Edwin Maxwell and Blanche (Rhoads) Miller. He was the husband of the former Lorraine Carl. Lou and Lorraine would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2014.

Lou was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served from 1961 to 1965.

He was a member of the Avis United Methodist Church and had served as a past chairman of the Board of Trustees.

He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds, gardening, watching weather reports, and spending time with family and friends. He so appreciated his brother, John, who was his stem cell donor in 2010. Because of him, Lou was able to enjoy several more precious years with his family and do some traveling which he loved to do.

In earlier years he was a Cub Scout leader, and T-ball and Junior League baseball coach. He had also been active in the Jersey Shore Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and had served on the board of the Pine Creek Municipal Authority.

Surviving are his wife, Lorraine; three sons, Stephen (Debra) Miller, of Jersey Shore, Mark Miller, of Avis, and Doug (Jennifer) Miller, of Flemington; a brother, John K. Miller (Cathy), of Jersey Shore; two sisters, Mae Hawk, of Greensboro, N.C., and Susan (Ken) Bass, of Callahan, Fla. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Avis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box B, Avis, PA 17721 or Hope Lodge of Central PA, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036.

Lou’s Life Celebration memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect St., Avis, with Rev. Thomas C. Jones, his pastor, officiating. Family will receive friends from 9 until 11 a.m.

Arrangements are being handled by the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” 1002 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore.

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