Galen R. Miller

June 4, 1940 - Dec. 4, 2017

Galen R. Miller, 77, rural Williamsburg, passed away Monday afternoon at his residence, after an extended illness.

He was born at his family’s home in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Ray O. and Hattie M. (Treese) Miller. On Jan. 1, 1961, he married Deloris E. Hoover at Smith-field Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are his beloved wife of almost 57 years; a son, Rodney R. Miller of Martins-burg; a daughter, Brenda S. (Miller) Nead of James Creek; four grandchildren: Ryan Miller, Stephanie Miller, Jacob Nead and Sara and husband, Jake Gongloff; a great-grandson, Gunner Gongloff; and two sisters: Doris Reed of Homewood at Martinsburg and Francis Haire of Hollidaysburg.

He was preceded in death by three sisters: Lorraine Weyandt, Gladys Frye and Florence Focht; and a brother, Donald Miller.

Galen was a 1959 graduate of Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg, and he served in the Army National Guard. He retired as a maintenance shop mechanic for Mead Westvaco, Williamsburg (formerly U.S. Envelope), after

40 years of service. He had previously worked at Westvaco in Covington, Va., and he also worked as a local carpenter.

He was a member of Martinsburg Sportsman Club and a former member of Holiday Rovers Camping Club. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandson and his be-loved dog, Gabby, and he also enjoyed hunting, camping, boating and watching NASCAR.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Pastor Vaughn R. Kanagy officiating. A private interment will be held at Royer Cemetery, rural Williamsburg.

The family prefers that memorial contributions be given to Home Nursing Agency Foundation (Family Hospice and Palliative Care), 201 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.