Richard “Ricky” Miller

Richard “Ricky” Miller, Lake Ariel, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at his home.

Born 1959 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Frank “Bumpy” and Romaine Miller and grew up in the Nativity section of Scranton. Surviving are his son Tyler Miller of Scranton; brothers Thomas Miller and his companion Ann Marie Scheller of Scranton and Donald Miller and his companion Vicky Smith of Greentown; his companion Barb Bayly; nephews, cousins and countless friends.

Ricky was educated in Scranton schools and was a graduate of the former Bishop Klonowski High School where in 1976 he and his teammates went on to win the state basketball championship. He was an avid golfer and won several golf tournaments at the Hideout where his former home was located along the 8th Hole. In recent years, he was fortunate to spend his winters in Florida.

Rick worked for many years at Panel Prints but more recently was the owner of Bumpy Road Antiques, Lake Ariel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 16th at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay, pastor.

Friends may call Saturday from 9am until the time of Mass at the church.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made in Ricky’s honor to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter 967 Griffin Pond Rd South Abington Twp PA 18411.

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


  1. Kevin Laske

    A true friend indeed. Rick you will be truly missed. Not only a co worker for 18 years but, a friend for many more. ” Yo buddy, you missed your tee time again” Those words will always be with me. Until we meet again Rick. Rest easy brother.

  2. Jim & Patty Wheeler

    You will truly be missed. We will always remember you. You had many friends. Thank you for being our friend.

  3. Nick DiGiovine

    Ricky! Time is fleeting and then opportunities are gone. Thought we had one more round of golf in our sites! Condolences to the family. I worked with Ricky for many years as he was a member of the Panel Prints family and will always remembered for his pleasant disposition and his smile.

  4. Vicky Botjer

    Emma, Shirley Chapman and myself are so very sorry to learn about Rick’s passing. Lots of times at the J & J and with Tyler at school events all through WW. Our thoughts and prayers to the Family.
    Sending hugs to Tyler

  5. Laura Janes

    Ricky, your friendship meant the world to me, you are going to missed more than you will ever know. Fly high my friend until we meet again. Sending Love and prayers Tyler and family. We are all here for you ♥️

  6. Cindy S Kollmorgan

    A true friendship was found in Rick. Barb and Rick blessed me with my home in Florida. Rick was always there to give a helping hand. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  7. Arlene Lefchak Natale

    Donny,Tommy and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember our fun times and happy memories years ago at Bassetts pond. Golfing at Lakeland!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  8. Page and Jane Vaughan

    Our deepest sympathy to friends and family. Rick is already missed. A quick and ready smile. A great sense of humor and laugh to match. RIP

  9. Barbara Neishell

    RICK …Life will never be the same… But you will forever live in our hearts and we will say your name often to keep your spirit alive…..You were a co-worker andva good friend…youvare going to be missed…love ya kid…till we meet

  10. Wayne Pennington

    Rick you will be truly missed buddy!! You were one of the funniest guys I ever met, R.I.P brother!! Condolences to the family

    • David and Judy Laird

      Oh, Ricky! From those great fishing trips with Bumpy to standing by our side at our wedding…wonderful memories we will always cherish! You will be so missed!

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