Thomas Miller, 88, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, December 31, 2012.
He was born in Dubois, Pa, he was the son of the late Anthony and Violet Miller, and was preceded in death by his 2 sons, Thomas B. Miller and William D. Miller.
He was married for 65 years to his best friend and childhood sweetheart, Jean E. (Schroeder) Miller; his daughter, Patricia Bowers, her husband, Gregory, of Camp Hill; 2 granddaughters, Christina Wiebner, of Etters and Melissa Dougherty, her husband, Charles, of Harrisburg; his grandson, Jason C. Miller, of Mechanicsburg; and 2 great-grandchildren, Robert Lee Miller and Isabella Dougherty.
Tom served honorably in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 17th Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge in WW II, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Central High School, Scranton, PA, Keystone Jr. College and the University of Scranton, with a degree in Business Administration. He worked for Time Life Inc. and Sports Illustrated in Philadelphia; and moved his family to Harrisburg in 1958 to work for Harrisburg Paper Co., from which he retired as Vice President of sales.
He was a member of Paxton Presbyterian Church, the former Colonial Country Club, and the Central Penn Fitness Center.
He felt his greatest accomplishment in his life was being a husband, father, and grandfather.
A viewing will be held 10:00 am and the Funeral Service at 11:00 am Friday, January 4, 2013 in the Paxton Presbyterian Church, 3500 Sharon St., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Shoop's Garden of Rest Cemetery.