Ralph L. Miller, 97, WWII vet, Hope Hosiery machinist, deacon at St. John’s UCC

By on December 13, 2017

Ralph L. Miller, 97, of Akron, formerly of Ephrata, passed away on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Maple Farm.

He was born in Berks County to the late Peter and Carrie (Krick) Miller, and was the husband of the late Hilda (Borry) Miller, who passed away on May 9. They had been married 74 years when she passed.

Ralph had been a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Denver, where he had served as deacon. He served his country in the Air Force during World War II. He was also a member of the Ephrata Blue Lodge, and enjoyed golf, bowling, and darts.

Prior to his retirement he was employed as a machinist for Liningers and the Hope Hosiery Mill.

Ralph is survived by a daughter: Barbara, wife of the late Thomas Ostapuck of Stevens; and a granddaughter: Tracy, wife of Jeffrey Love of Gretna, Va.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Peter Miller; and three sisters: Minerva Fitterling, Mazie Shupp, and Helen Adams.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 9 to 10 a.m., at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, where funeral services will follow at 10 a.m., with Pastor Bradley Haws officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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