Virgil J. Miller

DEWITTVILLE – Virgil J. Miller, 81, of 6277 Hartfield-Stockton Road, Dewittville, died Tuesday (April 8, 2014), in UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.

He was born Nov. 29, 1932, in Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of the late Anthony and Luella Sweitzer Miller.

Virgil had been a foreman for the New York State Department of Transportation in Mayville, for 37 years.

He was a former member of the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department, a volunteer driver for The Love Run, and had been a volunteer rebuilding homes as disaster relief.

Virgil was an avid Buffalo Bills fan, he loved woodworking, roller skating, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lake Miller, whom he married Aug. 17, 1952, in Oneida, N.Y.; his children: Virginia Canfield of Gowanda, N.Y., Donald (Terry) Miller of Mayville, Karen Seekings of Jamestown, Lynne (Paul) Kruse of Bemus Point, and Amy (Kevin) Brush of Olean, N.Y.; grandchildren: Shawn Canfield, Gretchen Canfield, Mona Miller, Morgan Majkowski, Trevor Miller, Christina Terry, Stephanie O’Hara, David Seekings, Andrew Carlson, Christopher Kruse, Matthew Brush and Jeffrey Brush.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Miller; and his siblings: Robert, Margaret and Anthony.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (April 12, 2014), in the Mayville Cemetery. The Rev. Dana Vaughn will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Arrangements are by the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville.

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