Gerald L. Miller, Sr.

 Gerald L. Miller, Sr., 91, formerly of the Petersburg section of Scranton, died Friday night at Abington Manor after an illness.  His wife of 69 years is the former Joan Elizabeth Ries.  The couple was married on June 19, 1954, in the Petersburg Presbyterian Church. 

Born 1932 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Andrew and Margaret Kilmer Miller.  He was a graduate of the Scranton Central High School and the Pennsylvania State University.  Prior to his retirement he was the President of the Duryea Lumber Company.  He served honorably in the United States Army.  He was a Shriner and a member of Schiller Lodge #345, F&AM serving as Worshipful Master in 1964.

Also surviving are a daughter, Joann Vought and her husband Thomas of Morganville, NJ; son, Gerald L. Miller, Jr. and his wife Maggie of Kingsley, PA; a granddaughter, Kimberly Vought of Rego Park, NY             .

Funeral services will be held private and at the convenience of the family in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton and officiated by Rev. Bill Carter, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

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  1. David L. Burrier

    Gerald’s Name is written in The Book of Life!

    David L. Burrier, P.M. #345, #579, P.H.P. #185, P. CDR. DUPONT, Pa. VFW Post #4909, Scranton, Pa.Scranton

  2. may jerry rip he was a great &funny man hope your mom is holding her own sow sorry for your loss he will be missed

  3. Robert William Canova Sr

    My Condolence. Gerald was a great man and a great Mason.

    Robert William Canova Sr.
    Worshipful Master
    Schiller Lodge #345

  4. Lenore and Gary Shiner

    Our deepest sympathy to the Miller family on the loss of Jerry. We had many good times in the Oriental Band. He was a true gentleman, and a great friend. RIP till we meet again. Joan, you will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. The Shiner”s

  5. John & Erin Stefani

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joan and all of Jerry’s family. We have fond memories of Jerry over the years that he lived on Jamestown Way Circle. With our deepest sympathy for your loss?

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