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John J. Miller, Sr.

March 2, 1951 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 70)

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John J. Miller, Sr.
April 15, 2021

John J. Miller, Sr., 70, of Birds Hill Rd., Pine Grove,  passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at home.

Born on March 2, 1951 in Pottsville, he was a son of the late Norman R. Sr. and Olga V. Roth Miller.

He was baptized and confirmed by former Pastor John E. Youse at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

He was honorably discharged as a Specialist Four in the US Army in 1972.

John was a mechanic and owned and ran Miller's Auto Repair for many years and made many friends while proudly serving his community.

He was a lifetime member of the Pine Grove VFW Post 3432, the Pine Grove American Legion Post 374, Pine Grove Fish and Game and Rock Fish and Game.  He was also a member of the Roedersville Game and Fish and the H. H. & L. Fire Co. #1 in Pine Grove.  He was a founding member of the local pool league where he served as captain for numerous teams.

John was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.  He also enjoyed playing cards, shooting pool and working on vehicles.

Surviving are his long time companion and buddy, Susan Zimmerman of Pine Grove; a daughter, Kelly and husband Jeffrey Palerino of Schuylkill Haven; a son, John Jr."Butch" and wife Paige Miller of Pine Grove; five grandchildren, Jackie Sep, Amber Miller, Zachary Palerino, Sarah Palerino and Shelby Miller; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Norman and wife Brenda Miller and Gary and wife Michelle Miller; nine sisters, Marion and husband Tom Fenner, Dixie and husband John Peiffer, Susan Miller,  Darlene and husband Ralph Haldeman,  Donna Reichert, JoAnn Kocher, Mary Shive, Bonnie and husband Larry Bender, and Diane Miller; nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Rock Fish and Game, 134 Moyers Station Rd., Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 with Pastor Barry Brown officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, Volunteer Services, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, Pa. 17042 in his memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at

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Celebration of Life
May 29, 2021

2:00 PM
Rock Fish and Game
134 Moyers Station Rd.
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
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