Alfred “Bud” Miller

Alfred “Bud” Miller, West Scranton, passed away Monday morning in the Mountain View Care Center after an illness.   His wife was the former Margaret Fowler who passed away in 2010.

Born 1928 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Alfred and Jessie Rowlands Miller.   He was a graduate of the West Scranton High School and he was a member of the Trinity Congregational Church where in 2014 he was made a Deacon Emeritus and Trustee.  He was a veteran of  United States Army Air Corp.  Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the Erie-Lackawanna and Conrail Railroads for 41 years working his way up through the ranks retiring as an engineer in 1989.  He was a member of the Scranton local IBLEW where he served as Secretary/Treasurer.

The family wishes to thank Dr. James McKenna and staff and the employees of the Mountain View Care Center for the compassionate care they afforded Bud for the last four years.  There were many memorable times and friendships made during his stay.  Bud’s church and family meant everything to him.  He was the most loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Surviving are  daughters Ruth Ksiazek and Michael of Old Forge and Sally Price and her companion Peter Ciullo of Scranton;  a son Charles Miller and his wife Mary Grace of Olyphant; a sister Lois Matteo and her husband James of Binghamton, NY;  three grandchildren Jessie Baresse, Trent Colan, III and his wife Ashley and Robert Price and his companion Jennifer Castellano; three great grandchildren Joshua, Matthew and Maya; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter Donna Ruth.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10am in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton officiated by Rev. Jeremy Mullen.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7pm in the funeral home.

Interment with military honors in Washburn Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Congregational Church 229 S. Main Ave. Scranton, PA 18504 or to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Rd. S. Abington Twp., PA 18411.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, funeral director.


  1. Terri Christoph

    It is always so sad when a parent passes. But knowing the loving arms he is going to should make it easier. My condolences to you and your family. May your wonderful memories sustain you.

  2. Susan Lamereaux

    Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well wishes to you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Maureen Rebar

    I am so sorry Charlie, Sally and Ruth for the loss of your dad. He was the best roommate my father could have. I remember how he always used to ask Al if he ate dinner and how he was doing. I enjoyed our supportive conversations very much. As hard as those days were, I miss them greatly. Maybe they will be roommates in heaven. You are in my prayers. – Maureen, Eddie’s daughter

  4. Miriam Stas

    Ruth, I am so very sorry for your loss. God needed him and wanted to end his pain. God Bless you and I will pray for you and your family.

  5. Mary Ellen Sychtyz

    Ruth and family, I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a long journey for you and your family. He is back in the arms of his loving wife! God Bless!

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