Dr. Buckley R. Miller
October 22, 2019
Dr. Buckley R. Miller, 79, peacefully passed away on October 22, 2019 at his home in Ardmore, Pa.
Born on March 5, 1940 in Pottsville, he was the son of Walter I. and Sarah R. Miller of Donaldson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved and devoted wife, Tina Koopmans Miller and a brother Walter F. Miller.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Roxanne Sides and Michelle (David) Ditman; also the proud Grandfather of Austin Griffin, Caroline, Sarah and William Sides, Audrey and Abigail Ditman; two great grandchildren, Aidan and Ryland; and his sister Janice Madrigal.
"Buck" graduated from Tremont High School in 1958 and after a disabling accident at age 18, which resulted in the loss of a leg and the sight in both eyes, he attended Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia where he learned to read and write Braille. he was subsequently accepted at Wilkes University where he earned his bachelors degree, and continued his education at University of Scranton, where he earned his masters degree in psychology.
While pursuing his doctoral degree at Temple university, Miller worked for the Probation Dept. in Philadelphia and completed all requirements for his doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He then joined the Coatsville VA Medical Center in March 1978. Based on his superior performance, he was selected as Dept. Head of a special treatment Program for Veterans with severe PTSD problems. He was lovingly known by all, throughout the Dept. as "Dr. Buck". He continued his work in that capacity until his retirement.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Noon at the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove with Rev. Dr. Krista Roehrig officiating. A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to either Providence Animal Center, 555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media, Pa. 19063 or Zions Lutheran Church, c/o Frank Mohn, 19 E. Center St., Donaldson, Pa. 17981.
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Providence Place Animal Center
555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media PA 19063
Zion Lutheran Church
c/0 Frank Mohn 19 E. Center St., Donaldson PA 17981