Sister Anita Marie Miller, R.S.M., 75, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy, died April 4, 2013, at Mercy Center, Dallas, Pa.
She was born Anita Louise Miller in Spangler, daughter of the late Homer and Mary M. (Kritzer) Miller.
Surviving are a sister, Joan Stewart of Ravenna, Ohio; eight brothers: John of Mentor, Ohio, Fred of Willoughby, Ohio, Thomas of Frederick, Md., James of Colchester, Conn., David of Johnstown, Robert of Zanesville, Ohio, Melvin of East Falmouth, Mass., and Donald of Spring Lake, N.C.; many nieces and nephews; her godchild and niece, Kelly Miller Metz; friends and co-workers at Serra Catholic High School; and her Sisters of Mercy.
She was preceded in death by two sisters: Luella Grace and Judith Gumminger; and a brother, Gerald.
Sister attended Johnstown Catholic High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School, Wilkes-Barre. She received a B.S. degree in secondary education with a specialization in the sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. She was also a certified laboratory technician.
Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1954 and professed her vows in 1957. Her teaching years included the Dioceses of Harrisburg, Scranton and Altoona-Johnstown. From 1984 until the present, she had ministered in the Diocese of Pittsburgh at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport. During her 29 years in McKeesport, she enjoyed the warmth and friendship of the faculty, staff and students, and she would often share stories of her great love and admiration of all those with whom she journeyed at Serra Catholic High School.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 5, 2013, in Mercy Center Chapel, Dallas, Pa. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Sisters of Mercy Cemetery, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Serra Catholic High School, McKeesport.
Memorial contributions in the name of Sister Anita Marie Miller may be made to the Serra Catholic High School Student Scholarship Fund, 200 Hershey Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132.