Ronald Miller

Ronald Miller, North Scranton, died Thursday morning at home after being stricken ill.  His wife of 54 years is the former Mary Karen McDonnell.

Born 1939 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Charles and Lucille Jenkins Miller and was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School.   Prior to his retirement he had been employed by the Scranton School District for 50 years in the Maintenance Department working from Memorial Stadium.  He served honorably in the United States Navy with the SEABEES.  During his time of service some of the locations he was stationed were the South Pole and Greece.

Ron was a generous man who loved his family and friends.  There was nothing more he loved than sharing time with his grandchildren Aidan and Reagan during their trips to the Downtown Deli for Saturday morning breakfasts, Starbucks and Mannings.   They will miss him deeply and hold his memory in their hearts forever.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gerard Nealon and his staff along with Dr. John Kutz and his staff especially Kathy and Melanie for the exceptional and dedicated care they all afforded Ron.

Also surviving are a daughter Amy Kearney and her husband Colin of Dunmore; a son Kevin Miller and his wife Karen of Scranton;  a brother Scott Miller and his wife Susan of Peckville;  grandchildren Aidan and Reagan Kearney and Shane Miller; great granddaughters; a sister in law Christine Dietz and her husband Patrick;  nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister Marilyn Jones and a brother Charles Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Patrick McLaughlin, pastor.

All CDC guidelines, including the mandatory use of facial coverings and proper social distancing, will be strictly enforced.  Please refrain from all physical contact with the family.

Interment, private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children 3551 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19140

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.


  1. Gary and Robin Yesavage

    We are so sorry to hear Ronnie passed.
    He was such a good person. We think of him fondly.
    He’s in a better place, at peace, and walking with Christ.
    Take care of yourself.
    Love to all.

  2. Carol Thomas

    Our deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. We will treasure the many conversations shared with Ronnie. I enjoyed my time working with him at the school district, he was always a gentleman and a friend.
    God Bless you all.
    Carol and Jimmy

  3. Maureen McCormick

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. Marguerite Bradley

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Eleanor Kruk

    Mary Karen and Family, So sorry to hear of Rons passing. Many good memories of parties at Oak and Wayne. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. God bless. Love, Ellie

  6. Lisa Myers

    Mary Karen, Amy and family. My heart breaks for all of you. I am glad that I got to see your dad while I was in. I will always have fond memories. Ron was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather . May he rest in peace now and be your daily guardian.




    It was with sorrow that I read of Ronnie’s passing In his many years of service he was a credit to the district and to himself. My deepest sympathy to his family.

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