Good bye Bruce, Dad, Poppop


Since I originally wrote this page I have found a couple other pictures of Dad I wanted to share with you. The next one in color is Dad with
son Danny during his first Easter in 1993. The last picture, in black
and white, is Dad with me when I was a baby. So I actually appear on the site with my father ;-) Thanks again for all of your notes.

On Sunday January 2, 2005, my father, Bruce Miller succumbed to a long battle with heart, lung and kidney problems as well as diabetes. I want to thank those of you who have contacted us in this time of loss. We all know that Dad is in a better place and isn't suffering anymore. Grandmom, Mom, Micki, Vince, Steph and the grandkids appreciate the love and support so many of you have shown us.

The picture to the left is showing Dad at what we would like to believe he did best, giving of himself. I searched for a while trying to find this picture because it shows Dad the way we would like to remember him, healthy and happy! He took the second ambulance out for a car crash. I happened to be working for Shadow Traffic and took some pictures. Next thing I know, there's my dad. I am sure either he was missing a meal or Mom and Dad were going to be eating late that night.

My father always made me proud and I am going to miss him as will the rest of my family. Dad's last couple months were pretty good if you take away the time he spent in the hospital. My children and their mother took him Thanksgiving dinner as a surprise. Two weeks before he died I, along with the help of my friends at the Sanatoga Fire Company, got to bring Santa Claus to the house for my kids. I didn't tell Dad that I was going to be driving the fire engine. So he did get to see both of his sons driving fire apparatus. Mom and Dad visited us for Christmas and we all had breakfast together. This would be his final hoorah as two days later he went into the hospital.

All of us in the family know dad is not in pain anymore and died peacefully falling to sleep Sunday afternoon. We will miss him but know he is in a better place. Thanks again from my entire family.

Services for Dad were held on Friday January 7th at Saint Monica's Church in Berwyn. 

Bruce I. Miller of Berwyn

Bruce I. Miller, 62, of Berwyn, formerly of New Centerville, Pa., passed away at the Chester County Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005.
He was the husband of Judy Miller. He was the son of Betty Hope Miller and the late James I. Miller.

Mr. Miller had served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Berwyn Fire Company for 35 years. He was an avid train collector and car fan.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Daniel Miller and his wife, Stephanie, of Sanatoga, Pa., and Vincent Miller of Berwyn; a daughter, Micki Miller of Berwyn; three grandchildren, Daniel, Angela and Brooke; and three brothers.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at St. Monica’s Church, Berwyn, where family and friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chester County Hospital, 701 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380; or to Coatesville VA Hospital, 1600 Black Horse Road, Coatesville, PA 19320.

Arrangements are being handled by Alleva Funeral Home Inc. of Paoli, 610-644-3540.

As appeared in the Daily Local News and Suburban and Wayne Times

(To see my little brother Vince's tribute to Dad click here)

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