Joseph Dean Miller, 80, of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at his residence.
Born May 5, 1937 in Onnalinda, PA, he was a son of the late Louis Grant Miller and Anna Ellen (Sherman) Miller.
Dean had been employed by the former Pohland Brothers Lumber Company. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and boating, gardening and flowers. He truly loved helping others and spending time with his family and friends and will be remembered as an excellent cook.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Merle Butch Miller; four sisters, Violet Cummings, Matilda Cassidy, Dolly Reighard, and Donna Ohler; and two brothers, Lewis Miller and Lawrence M. Buddy Miller.
Dean is survived by three daughters, Krystle L. Miller, and her fiancé Brennan Schomer, of Scottdale, Jolene D. Cook, and her husband Shawn, of Greensburg, and Dianne Y. Smith of Emlenton; one brother, Roger Miller, and his wife Ruth, of Sidman; three sisters, June Gallaher, of Wilmore, Della Cole, and her husband Franklin, of Mt. Pleasant, and Louise Overdorff, of Brush Valley; five grandchildren, Waylon, Dominic, Liam, Jordyn, and Nathan; his longtime companion, Linda Ahlgren, of Blairsville; and he was a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received from 3 to 6 PM Wednesday at the John J. Lopatich Funeral Home, Inc., 601 Weldon Street, Latrobe, at which time a funeral service will be held with Brett Pohland, Elder, officiating. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650. To sign online Guest Book, send condolences, or to view detailed obituary information, please visit www.lopatich.com.
Published on December 17, 2017