Charles "Skip" R. Miller, 80 of Middletown, Delaware and formerly of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, died unexpectedly Friday, March 23rd at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
Skip was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on August 7, 1937. He was the son of the late Leroy C. Miller and Rose McGready Miller and brother of the late Judith Miller Herbert. Skip was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He graduated from Pottsville High School in 1955 and Valley Forge Military Academy in 1957. He also attended Kings College in Wilkes Barre.
He was the manager at Mady Car Wash for 13 years before moving to funeral sales, where he retired from Reynoldsville Casket Company in 2006. He also served in the Army Reserves for 6 years and was assigned to the 365 engineers.
Prior to moving to Delaware, he was a member of the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority, Schuylkill County Football Scholar Athlete Association, AAA, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown, DE.
He found great joy in attending all the many activities of his grandchildren from football, cheerleading, pageants, basketball and motorcycle racing . He loved basketball and enjoyed attending the University of Delaware’s men's and women's basketball games with his wife Carole.
His sudden passing leaves a tremendous void as he loved his family and lived life to the fullest. He was a kind hearted man with a caring soul and an infectious smile. The love he had for his wife was a true love and they were each other's soulmates. No matter where they went or what they did, they did it together.
Surviving are his wife of 55 loving years, Carole Mady Miller, three children, Jeff (Karen) Miller of Wilmington, DE, Mike (Stephanie) Miller of Marlin, PA and Cyndi (Rob) Close of Middletown, DE; 8 grandchildren Marissa Miller, Mikey Miller, Kayla Miller, Myles Miller, Kelsey Miller Adam (Jason), Dylan Miller, Brielle Close and Brynn Close; along with many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 2nd at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pottsville. Friends are invited to call from 9 -11:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Pottsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Schuylkill Women in Crisis, PO Box 96, Pottsville, PA 17901.Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg is honored to have been entrusted with arrangements.
Schuylkill Women in Crisis
PO Box 96, Pottsville PA 17901