Ray B. Miller82, Air Force vet, sports fan

By on August 4, 2011

Ray B. Miller, 82, of North Laurel Street, Manheim, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 surrounded by his family at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mount Joy.

Born in Penn Township, he was the son of the late Harvey and Emma Buckwalter Miller. He was the husband of Teloive "Toy" Martin Miller, and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary in January of this year.

Retired in 1990, Ray worked in the logistics department at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, for 32 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Ray graduated from Manheim Township in 1947. He was an active and faithful member at Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, for 50 years and served on various committees at the church. His interests included traveling, watching the Philadelphia Phillies and he was an avid Manheim Central Sports fan. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: Philip R., husband of Debbie Miller, of Parkesburg; two daughters: Sharon M., wife of G. Douglas Winters; and Sandra M., wife of Kevin Bookman, both of Manheim; seven grandchildren: Ryan, Meghan and Kurt Miller; Angela and Charlie Winters; and Matthew and Andrew Bookman; and a brother: Jay B., husband of Reba Miller, of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by eight siblings: Edgar and Ethel Bushong; and Wilbur, Richard, Harvey, Warren David and Carl Miller.

Funeral services were held July 30 at Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, with Rev. Melinda L. McKonly officiating. Interment took place in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township. Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Ray’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family online condolences, visit buchfuneral.com.

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