The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 8, 2014

Joseph Edward Miller Sr.

PORTAGE — MILLER – Joseph Edward Sr., 79, Portage, passed away Jan. 8, 2014, at home. Born May 10, 1934, in Portage, son of Fredrick and Margaret (Wyncoop) Miller. Preceded in death by parents; sons, Fred and Jim Miller; and brother, Fred Miller. Survived by wife, Phyllis (Swires) Miller, Portage; and children, Joseph E. Miller, and wife, Katheryn, Altoona; Margaret, wife of Raymond Nevarre, Portage; Rose Shauf, Portage; Anita Bonneau, Ohio; and Michael Miller, Cresson. Also survived by grandchildren, Edward Plummer, Jason Miller, Julia and Adam Bonneau, Michael Miller Jr. and Hannah and Isabella Rose Miller; great-grandchildren,  Shaylynn and James Miller. Brother of Albert Miller, Portage. Joe served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He enjoyed going camping and taking walks in the woods, especially at Crichton McCormick Park in Portage. Family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Portage. Funeral Mass will be held at noon Saturday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Portage, Father Andrew Draper, celebrant. Committal will be private to the family. Online condolences may be made at

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