The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

February 11, 2014

William H. Miller


JOHNSTOWN — MILLER – William H. “Bill” “Shorty,” 76, Johnstown, went to be with the Lord Feb. 10, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Johnstown, son of Daniel W. and Mary A. (McCreary) Miller. Preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters; brothers, James and Robert; and sister, Shirley Vavrek. Survived by his loving daughters, Patricia M. Horner, and her fiance, Jeffrey Harrison, both of Johnstown; and Christina L., wife of George Mahan, East Conemaugh; loving friend, Patricia M. Miller, Johnstown; grandchildren, Melinda M., wife of Thomas Schmidt, Hubert, N.C.; Jason A. Horner, married to the former Kara Kirby, Johnstown; Michael A. Mahan, and his fiancee, Denise Furor, both of Vinco; and William M. Horner, Johnstown; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Daniel, married to the former Loretta Caddy; Paul; and Hazel Shaulis, all of Johnstown; and several nieces and nephews. Bill retired as a car mechanic and was employed at various dealerships. He enjoyed working on cars, collecting V.W.’s, and loved playing country music. Bill will be remembered for his country clothes, his humor and his kind generosity. He always put others before himself. Friends received from 2 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. Thursday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh. Private burial will be held at Benshoff Hill Cemetery at a later date. Family suggests contributions be directed to the family in memory of Bill. Online condolences may be posted to

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