GRANTSVILLE — After a 12-month battle with a cancer, Peter Henry Miller entered the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of his Savior at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland, at the age of 54.
Born Feb. 20, 1959, in Rutland, Vt., he was the son of Richard W. and Frances (Swift) Miller, of Cranberry Lake, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Michael Peter Miller, on April 28, 2010.
Mr. Miller was the Administration Supervisor for the NewPage Corporation Luke Mill Wood Department and a member of Faith Presbyterian Church, LaVale. Pete received his Masters in Business Administration from Frostburg State University, his Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, N.Y. and graduated from Clifton-Fine Central School in Star Lake, N.Y.
A certified Professional Forester and member of the Society of American Foresters, Pete was elected a Fellow in the year 2007, the highest award by the Society. In 1995, he was awarded for Outstanding Service to Forestry by both the Maryland-Delaware Division and the Allegheny Society of American Foresters. Peter was also a certified Master Logger.
Pete was past president of the Maryland Forest Association, past chairman of the Maryland-Delaware Master Logger Steering Committee and SFI Implementation Committee. A lover of barbershop music, he was a member of the Chorus of the Potomac and the Flight 93 Memorial Barbershop Chorus. Pete was a Board Member and Referee Coordinator for the Casselman Valley AYSO.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karin E. (Naslund) Miller, whom he married in Dunkirk, N.Y. on Dec. 4, 1982; a son, Daniel Jacob Miller, 24, at home; a brother, David Miller and wife Ann, and their daughters, Sage and Laurel, all of Wilmington, N.Y. and a sister, Julie Meek and husband Jim and their daughters, Elizabeth and Kristen, all of Star Lake, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held in the Springs Mennonite Church on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Eric Haglund of Springs MC and Pastor Lee Capper of Faith PCA officiating.
A private burial service will be held at a later date. At his request, he was cremated.
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the American Red Cross.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Blanche Mavromatis, the nurses and nursing assistants on 7 South and the staff of the Schwab Cancer Center at WMHS Regional Medical Center for their loving care of Pete. In reference to his courageous battle with lymphoma, refer to www.caringbridge.org/visit/petemiller59.