Homer C. Miller, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Saturday evening in the Allied Skilled Nursing Center. His wife of 64 years is the former Lois S. Straub.
Born 1935 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Otto and Ruth Sanders Miller. He was educated in Dunmore schools and went on to serve in the United States Navy Reserves. Prior to his retirement, he had worked in his family’s business, Ruth’s Diner, in North Scranton for many years. Homer was a fly fishing enthusiast who excelled at tying his own flies. His flies were so good that they were forwarded to President Jimmy Carter and Homer received a handwritten letter from the President thanking him for the flies. He was also an excellent dog trainer.
Also, surviving are children Donald Miller and wife Maureen of Avoca, Robert Miller and Kendra of Nicholson, Ruth Ann DeSantis and husband Lou of Scranton and Allan Miller and wife Susan of Dunmore; a sister in law Alice Domenick of Dunmore; sixteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were private in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton and were officiated by Rev. Joseph Sica.
Private interment will take place in the Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
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