Richard L. Miller

Richard L. Miller, 71, of Cassadaga, passed away Saturday (Nov. 2, 2013) in his home.

A lifelong area resident, he was born Oct. 10, 1942, in Dunkirk, N.Y., the son of the late Ralph J. Miller and Gladys M. Hettenbaugh Miller Lockwood.

In earlier years the family had operated a farm in Randolph from 1943-58. Richard attended Randolph and Falconer schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1961-63. He was employed by AMSCO, Burnham Machine in Cassadaga and was a self-employed truck driver. Prior to retirement due to ill health he was em-ployed by Suite Kote Corporation.

Richard was a life member of the Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Department, active member of the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department, Cassadaga Post 1280, American Legion, Ellington Rod & Gun Club, Vietnam Veterans Post 859, Red Nights Motorcycle Club, Legion Riders Motorcycle Club and social member of the Midnight Brotherhood. He enjoyed motorcycles, hunting, his ’57 Chevy which has owned for 45 years, volunteering at the fire departments, remodeling and wood working, and racing stock cars at Stateline Speedway.

Surviving are his four children: Richard L. Miller Jr. of Sinclairville, Linda L. (Steven) Samuelson of Cassadaga, Danny L. Miller of Gerry, and James J. (Rhonda) Miller of Gerry; six grandchildren: Jeremy R. Samuelson, Daniel L. Miller, Richard J. Miller, Cody Samuelson, Jonna Samuelson and Jonathan Miller; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Miller of Frewsburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda L. Rickard Miller, whom he married Nov. 16, 1963, in Ross Mills Church of God, who died March 13, 2002, and a brother, Robert Miller.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev James D. Bailey of Park United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.

Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. A firemen’s memorial service provided will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. (Those fireman planning to attend the service please be at the funeral home at 6:15 p.m.)

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