John Christopher Miller

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Jun 25 1966
Aug 15 2021
55 Years
Atglen

John Christopher "Chris" Miller, 55, of Atglen, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, in Lancaster, PA, surrounded by loved ones.   He was the husband of Beth (Moore) Miller for almost 17 years.  He is also survived by his Parents; Jack F and Linda M. (Brownback) Miller; and one brother Dan (Kim) Miller.

Born on June 25, 1966, at Coatesville Hospital, Chris was an area resident all his life.  He graduated from Coatesville Area High School in 1984 and spent almost 33 years working at “the mill” (Cleveland Cliffs; formerly Lukens Steel) in Coatesville.  While he resided in Atglen, Chris was also very much at home in the woods of Clearfield County at the Valley View Gun Club and the beaches and waters of Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay at Buttonwood Beach RV Resort. 

He was an active member of the United Steelworkers Union, the Valley View Gun Club, the Eastern Lancaster County Rod & Gun Club, and the Christiana American Legion.

Additionally, he is survived by 5 children: Laura Miller, Randolph Thompson, and wife Ginger, Robert Woodall, Samantha (Fahey) Showalter and Monica Donnelly; five grandchildren: Benjamin, Abigail, Willow, Jaxton, and Robert, with a sixth grandchild on the way, and the beloved family dog, Buffy. 

Chris was a man’s man with many interests and hobbies.  If you did not find him in the woods hunting White Tail Deer or Wild Turkey, then you would probably catch him on the water fishing for trout or stripers or crabbing for the Maryland Blue Crabs he loved so much.  He was a natural cook and spent hours learning new techniques and recipes for smoking meat, pickling vegetables (most of which he grew himself), making sauerkraut or any one of the delicious meals he served his family and friends. 

 Most of all, Chris was a family man.  He delighted in teaching his children and grandchildren how to hunt, fish and trap.  Chris loved cooking for his wife and family, especially at large family dinners.   Many evenings and weekends you would find him coaching softball or attending one of his children’s or grandchildren’s events and if you were lucky you just might have even found him leading a Conga line yelling “Daughter-in-law!"                                                                                                 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Service Date: 
Aug 21 2021 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home- 434 Main St., Parkesburg, PA 19365

Condolences

Beth and Family,  I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.  Eva Smith

 

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Beth and family, Joe and I were very sad to hear of all that Chris suffered (and you all faced) in the past year.  No loss is easy, especially when it is someone so central to so many people’s lives, as his life was.  Our deep condolences.  Judy and Joe

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Dear Beth, Randy and family - We are so sorry for your loss.  We hope you will find peace knowing that your loved one is no longer struggling.  Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.  Cindy and Eric Mammarella

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Sean, Cheryl, Olivia and are are devastated over the loss of Chris.  I think we are still in disbelief.  We are so so sorry.  Love Aunt Judy

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Beth,
Dawn and I offer our most sincere condolences. Cherish the life you had together. Love you sis.
Chuck and Dawn

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Miller it was pleasure working with you at the mill. Family i send my condolences to you he was a good guy.

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Healing prayers . So sorry .

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Dear Beth and family. Our hearts break for you all. Such a terrible loss. May God help you through this time and help in your healing.  Many Blessings and Prayers, Clyde and Cindy

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Beth and Family

Sending our sincerest sympathies for your loss. May your fond memories of Chris sustain you over the days, weeks and months ahead. Thought and prayers

Bev and Paul

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Beth we are so saddened by the loss of your husband. He seemed like a gentle kind man. Our hearts are with you. May God be near to comfort and lift you up at this difficult time. 
love Ron and Sherrie Woolfrey. 70

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