Ronald M. Miller

Miller Ronald

Full Name
Ronald M. Miller

Date of Birth
Sunday, February 4th, 1934

Date of Death
Monday, August 26th, 2019


Ronald M. Miller, age 85, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Monday August 26, 2019, surrounded by family at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Evergreen Park, IL on February 4, 1934 the son of the late Warren G. and Helene Schneider Miller.

He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958.   He received his Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Drake University, and received his Masters Degree from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. 

He was a registered pharmacist and worked at various hospitals, including the University of Chicago Clinics Administration, Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago, and Hamot Medical Center in Erie.     

He was a member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church and St. Luke’s Knights of Columbus where he reached the Fourth Degree.  He was past president of Bayview Toastmasters and a member of Toastmasters International and the Kearsarge Rotary. Additionally, he was an Associate of Sisters of St. Joseph, active in the Erie Cursillo movement, a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America for over 15 years and a diplomat of the American College of Health Care Executives.  He was a volunteer at the Caring Place, Diocese Pre Cana team and Habitat for Humanity, where he also served on the board.   He enjoyed gardening, camping, cooking and bridge.  His smile and upbeat personality always lit up a room.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Miller, a daughter-in-law Lynn Miller, a sister-in-law Diana Miller, a brother-in-law William Larkin and a special aunt, Annette Schneider.

 He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dolores C. Miller, a son, James Miller of Chicago, a daughter, Annette Lewis and her husband Carl of Girard, a granddaughter, Allison Cocke, a brother, Richard Miller, and two sisters: Maryanne Zink and her husband Robert and Nancy Larkin.

Friends may call at Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home, 2532 Norcross Road, on Thursday August 29th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and attend a prayer service at the funeral home on Friday August 30th at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke’ s Roman Catholic Church, 421 East 38th Street at 10am.

Additionally, friends may call at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643 on Tuesday September 3rd from 10am until the time of the service at 12 Noon.  Burial will follow in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be made to Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity, 4922 Pittsburgh Avenue, Erie, PA 16509, the Caring Place, 510 Cranberry Street, Erie, PA 16507, or Sisters of St. Joseph, 5031 West Ridge Road, Erie, PA16506.

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Calling Hours

Thursday, August 29th, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 29th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service Information

Friday, August 30th, 2019, 10:00 AM

St. Luke Catholic Church - 421 East 38th Street Erie, PA 16504

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