Jun 05, 2017

We have received word of the death of the Rev. William A. “Bill” Miller, 83, a retired Elder in the Eastern PA Conference, who died Friday, June 2, 2017, in Myerstown.

Rev. Miller served churches in the now-Susquehanna Conference at Williamstown and Tower City from 1954 to 1960, before transferring to the Eastern PA Conference. He then served the following appointments:

  • 1960 – 1962 Manheim
  • 1962 – 1973 Mt. Aetna
  • 1962 – 1973 Myerstown: Zion UMC
  • 1973 – 1977 Chaplain at Quaker Alloy Casting Co. (Extension)
  • 1977 – 1998 Schaefferstown: Zion UMC

He was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve Chaplain Corps from 1967 to 1982. He retired in 1998.

Bill was the husband of Betty K. (Kreider) Miller, whom he married in 1951. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Cynthia, wife of Richard Shenk; two sons—J. William, husband of Linda Miller, and Douglas L., husband of Joanna Miller; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 7, at 11 AM at Zion United Methodist Church, 22 E. Main Ave., Myerstown, preceded by a visitation beginning at 10 AM.

Condolences may be sent to Betty K. Miller at 135 Stoneridge Village, Myerstown, PA 17067-1773.

Miller’s obituary can be found at: www.grosefh.com/obituaries/Rev-William-A-Bill-Miller?obId=1901668#/obituaryInfo