John Robert Miller, 86

October 22, 2009

NOV. 29, 1922-OCT. 18, 2009

BOONSBORO - John Robert Miller, 86, of Boonsboro, Md., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident.

Born Nov. 29, 1922, in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Howard E. and Emma R. (Brining) Miller.

He was a lifelong farmer and devoted member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg, where he served as treasurer for many years.


Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patsy Valentine Miller of Boonsboro; one sister, Geneva Barkdoll of Boonsboro; one brother, Howard E. Miller Jr. of Hagerstown, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lee Myers.

Graveside services will be Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Sharpsburg. The Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine and the Rev. Richard G. Hembrock will officiate.

Friends may visit Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, beginning Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at 9 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 427, Sharpsburg, MD 21782.

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