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Michael Andrew Miller, 70, of Shinnston, entered into Everlasting Life at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh on May 6, 2017, truly an astonishing warrior; hospitalized for two months, courageously fighting his ending battle.
Mike was born Jan. 1, 1947, in Morgantown, son of the late Gilbert Andrew Miller Sr. and Jane Elizabeth Bruno Miller.
He shared a marriage of unending love with Janice Gibbles Miller for 33 years. His great love for his family, relatives and friends was amazing and unconditional; he possessed a heart of gold.
In 1966 he enlisted in the U.S.M.C. and served two tours in the the Vietnam War, as 3rd Marine Recon attached to Marine Fighter Squadron 323 and was discharged as CPL E.4 He walked a P.O.W. and M.I.A, walk from Grafton to Ohio.
He was a practicing and devout Roman Catholic convert at Holy Spirit Church, where he sang in the choir and assisted at Mass.
A truly remarkable master of all trades that were all put to use with training and certifications, Mike was an industrial electrician, worked in several coal mines and industrial plants, and was a certified machine operator, analyst and salesman in and out of state. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed nature and the solitude and bliss God created. He was a member of the Shinnston VFW and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Janice A. Miller; two daughters, Kimberly Suan and husband Jerry of Wallace and Shelia Catteral and companion David Gubanez of Massillon, Ohio; stepchildren, Kevin Wood and wife Karen of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Denise Roncone and husband Michael of Monongah, Janine Watson and husband Jeffery of Shinnston; a sister, Carol Peters and husband Dennis of Valley Falls; brothers, Bruce Miller and wife Sherry of Rowlesburg, Brady Miller of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Gilbert Miller Jr. of Flemington; 14 grandchildren; five step- grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mike was a sincere friend of Bill W and had many close, wonderful friends in the fellowship.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Miller, and a grandson, Michael Lee "Tater" Suan.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Monongah. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am with Father S.A. Arokiadass as celebrant. Immediately follow the service full military honors will be conducted at Mount Calvary Cemetery by the Marion County Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the care of Domico Funeral Home, Fairmont.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on May 18, 2017
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