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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Vincent F. Miller, 79, of Galeton PA

Vincent F. Miller

Vincent F. Miller, 79, of Galeton PA, passed away after a lengthy illness, on Monday, July 17, 2017 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA, surrounded by his family. 

Born April 14, 1938 in Buffalo, NY, he was a son of the late Charles L. and Margaret (Smith) Miller. He was a 1956 Galeton High School Graduate. On June 29, 1963, in Galeton, he married the former Freya Eugertha Ritter, who survives. 

He was a salesman for Lawless Fire Equipment and owned and operated a men’s clothing store and Parts Plus in Galeton. He also previously owned Fox’s Pizza in Elkland and Renovo. 

Vince was a 62 year Lifetime Member of Goodyear Hose Company in Galeton serving as Chief from 1969-1970. He also held the office of Assistant Chief for many years and was Captain of Engine 10-1. Vince was a PA State Fire Instructor and the Deputy Fire Coordinator for Tioga and Potter Counties. In addition, he was a member of Clymer Hose Company, Germania Fire Company, Renovo Fire Company and Dunnstown Fire Company. 

Vince greatly enjoyed coin collecting, canning, gardening, metal detecting and spending time with his family and many friends. Vince loved his community and the town of Galeton loved him. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. 

In addition to his wife, Freya Miller, Vince is survived by three sons, Vincent F. Miller, Belleville, NJ, Jason Miller, Galeton, and Patrick (Amanda) Miller, Sweden Valley, PA; one granddaughter, Tarressa; four grandsons, Parker, Isaac, Easton and Dane; a sister, Charlene (Robert) Rollyson, Canton, OH; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, Vince was predeceased by three sons, John David, Charles Roland and Keith Curtis Miller, and a granddaughter, Kylie Shay Miller. 

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm and on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10:00 am – 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church in Galeton. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00am. The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goodyear Hose Company.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Vince was also a great historian that had many stories, Such a good man.