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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homer F. Miller, 98, of 656 Seaward Ave., Bradford, PA

Homer F. Miller, 98, of 656 Seaward Ave., Bradford, passed away Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 at his residence.

Born October 13, 1911, in Turkey City, Pa, he was a son of the late Homer Merle and Minnie (Ashbaugh) Miller. He attended elementary school in Chestnut Ridge, he went three years to St. Petersburg High School, and graduated from Edenburg (Knox) High School in 1930. After high school he worked as an electrician for his uncle. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Literature from Clarion College in 1935.

On May 23, 1936 in Mayville NY, he married Helen L. (Mull) Miller who died April 8, 1992. In 1994 he married Margaret (Colley) Miller who died in 1996. Then on February 14, 1998 in Bradford he married Emma (Ray) Miller who survives..

He started teaching eighth grade in the fall of 1935 in Rew. In 1940 he moved to the Lincoln School where he was a teacher and principal, he became Superintendent of Foster Township Schools in 1950. In 1958 he went to the Bradford Area School District as Assistant Superintendent, later becoming interim Superintendent. He retired in 1970.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 70 years, and worked in every capacity of the church, he also served as Scout Master for Troop 16 at the Church for over 14 years. He was a charter member of the McKean County Beagle Club, and at one time had 8 beagle hounds. He served on the Advisory Board at the Salvation Army, and served on the Board of Directors at the Childrens Home for over 20 years. He was a mamber of the Kiawanis Club. In 1983 he was the recipient of the Golden Deeds Award presented by the Bradford Exchange Club. He loved to hunt and fish, and was active in both sports until just recently.

Surviving in addition to his wife Emma, is one son James F. (Carol) Miller of Churchville NY, two granddaughters: Ellen Sanders, and Dr. Michelle (John) Hosp, one grandson Tom Miller, 6 great grandchildren, several step children, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, one infant son Daniel Miller, and one brother Cecil Miller.

Family will be receiving friends on Friday November 6, 2009 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. South Ave., and again on Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am in the First United Methodist Church at which time funeral and committal will be held with Rev. Dennis Swineford, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, or the SPCA.

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