The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

October 10, 2013

Douglas Foster Miller

LEWISTOWN — MILLER – Douglas Foster, “Bear,” 61, Lewistown, Pa., formerly of Johnstown, passed away Oct. 9, 2013, at James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Born March 21, 1952, in Johnstown, son of the late Leroy and Avonel (West) Miller. Survived by his loving children, Megan A., wife of Joseph Michael Donckers II, Shaftsbury, Vt.; Trinity L. Redwine, Harker Heights, Texas; and Aaron Foster Miller, Lewistown, Pa.; grandchildren, Philip Terran Redwine, Junah Bear and Bela Raine Donckers; siblings, Lenelle Jones, Alum Bank; Paul Miller, Westmont; and Gayle Swartz, Richland Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bear was a graduate of Richland High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. Bear was formerly employed at W.C. McQuaide Inc. as a dispatcher and truck driver, and later at MCS Transportation and True Transportation, both in Lewistown, Pa. He enjoyed a free-spirited lifestyle and rock-n-roll music. Bear loved the open road and his grandsons. At Bear’s request, there will be no public viewing, however relatives and friends will be received from 6 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, the Rev. Custeads officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Menoher Post 155 VFW Ritual Team at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests contributions be directed to James E. Van Zandt Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Social Work Needy Fund, 2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, Pa. 16602, in memory of Douglas Foster Miller. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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