Richard P. "Dick" Miller, of Huron, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Admirals Pointe after a brief illness.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1923, in Sandusky, to Chris and Christine (Young) Miller, the youngest of four children. He was a 1943 graduate of Sandusky High School. Dick was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in both the European and the Pacific Theaters.
In 1950 he married Mary Elizabeth Michel. Together they had four children. He worked at NASA Plum Brook Station and for the local IBEW electrical workers, Local 867, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the VFW Post 2529, Sandusky.
Dick easily made friends with his warm personality, quick wit, and kindness for others. Neighbors could find him tinkering at the workbench in his garage where he had many ongoing projects.
Dick worked for a short time as a real estate agent for Dan Schiefley, was active at the Sandusky Senior Center where he helped out with small projects, and he was a member of NOLA. In recent years, he shared many mornings drinking coffee with friends at the Donut Shop in Huron, where he had happy memories.
Survivors include Mary, his wife of 62 years; daughters, Patricia (Randy) Wax of Belle Center, Ohio, Kathleen of Huron, and Sandy of Bowling Green; son, Steve (Shelle) Miller of Sandusky; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Dick in death were his parents; brothers, George (Alice), Don (Florence); and sister, Bette Miller.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, 410 Main St., Huron. Visitation will also be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 430 Main St., Huron. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial and Military Honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, 2020 Sanford St., Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Serving Our Seniors, 310 E. Boalt St., Sandusky, OH 44870, or Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the caring staff at Admirals Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation center, Huron, where Dick spent his final days.