Charles A. Miller 78, Air Force policeman, Farmers First VP, United Zion resident

By on September 5, 2012

Charles Arthur Miller, 78, of United Zion Retirement Community, passed away peacefully with his daughters at his side, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.

He was born in Elysburg to the late John H. and Evelyn Fahringer Miller and was the husband of the late Virginia Fox Miller.

He was a 1952 graduate of Ralpho Township High School, Elysburg, and served as an Air Force policeman in Chamblay Air Force Base, France. Charles was vice president of Consumer Credit at Farmers First Bank as well as a consultant for Susquehanna Bancshares before his retirement in 1995. A member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, he enjoyed singing in the church choir and served as Sunday school superintendent. His volunteer interests included Hospice, Lancashire Hall, Moravian Manor and the Fresh Air program. In addition, he volunteered as a Big Brother and served as a director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lancaster.

Charles also held many offices during his membership with the Lititz Rotary Club. Besides stamp-collecting and geneology, Charles loved spending time with his family and friends. During the last few years at UZRC, Charles devoted his time to bringing joy to the lives of his fellow residents and the staff that cared for him.

He is survived by three daughters: Melanie A., wife of David Heckel Jr., Gwen W., wife of Craig Good, and Carol L., wife of Kevin Zartman, all of Lititz; his grandchildren: Olivia, Austin, Morgan, Alyssa, Jonathan, David and Hannah; brothers: Jack, husband of Eloise Miller, of Decatur, Ill.; Mervyn, husband of Dorothy Miller, of Lehighton; and Dean Miller, of Sunbury; and sister: Wanda, wife of Paul Enoch, of Reading.

He was preceded in death by his sisters: Marie Smith and Joyce Strausser.

Charles’ life celebration service was held Sept. 4 from the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Lititz. Interment took place in New Evangelical Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lancaster County, 520 E. Oregon Road, Suite 103, Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements were made by Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz. To share fondest memories of Charles, visit

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