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Aaron Miller

October 9, 1924 – November 26, 2014

Aaron Miller, age 90, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 9, 1924, Aaron was the son of the late Samuel Miller and Ray G. (Fisher) Miller. He attended the University of Delaware, but after his ROTC unit was activated, he bravely served his country in the US Army during WWII, where he was stationed with the 132nd Infantry Battalion from 1943 until 1947. After his discharge he pursued a Management degree from U of D and Temple University while working in his fathers market. He then went on to own and operate the former Millers Market for 50 years.

Aaron was a member of the Wilmington Manor Fire Co, Joseph B Stahl American Legion, Wilmington Manor Lions Club, New Castle Moose and Elks Lodge, St Johns Lodge, the Masons, the Consistory and the Nur Temple. He was a board member of the Providence Charter School in Clayton and the Howard Weston Senior Center and served on the advisory council with the New Castle Co. Police in Middletown. After his retirement, Aaron served as President of the Grandview Farms Civic Assoc. He was an avid gardener known for sharing his tomatoes with all,but his real pride and joy was in his peonies. Aaron was a Phillies and Eagles fan who loved to recount the story of the championship game against the Packers at Franklin Field.

In addition to his parents, Aaron was preceded in death by his brothers, Irvin Miller and Seymour and sisters, Gloria Gross and Carmella Iorii. He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Margaret (Short) Miller; stepson, John Reinholz,Jr. and wife, Beverly and their children, Sara and Laura; and stepdaughter, Cynthia Reinholz and her fiancé, Winston Roberts and her son, Bryan Powell.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

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  1. Gary and Kathy Overstreet, November 28, 2014

    You will be missed, old friend. Many laughs and always there when needed. A true gentleman. God be with Marge, Jack and Cindy.

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  2. Buford Cline, November 29, 2014

    Always difficult saying good by to a good friend & Masonic brother but makes it a little easier realizing he is no longer suffering & in pain.He has always been a true friend to my family & me.
    Rest in peace good friend & brother.You are now in a better place.

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  3. Lee Ann Cappiello, November 29, 2014

    Aaron and Margie were two of my parents oldest and dearest friends. They gave me my first babysitting jobs. I’ve known and loved them almost all of my life. They have been there to mark each and every milestone of my family history. They were there to hold my Dad when my Mother passed, and they were there to hold our hands when our Dad passed. Aaron is one of the sweetest men, with a huge heart…..it has been my honor to share my journey here on earth with him. I can only hope and pray that my parents are holding his hands now. My sympathy and love to Margie and his family.

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  4. Don & Pat Winnington, November 29, 2014

    So sorry to here of Aaron’s passing, he will be missed alot. We still remember shopping at the market on Saturdays, he always made sure he had pretzels for the girls. May God Bless Aaron’s family in this time of sorrow. Don & Pat (Santa & Mrs. Claus)

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  5. Sharon Merriman-Nai, November 30, 2014

    “Uncle” Aaron, you will be missed, but we are grateful for all of the good memories that our families shared over the decades. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marge and all of the family.
    With love and sympathy,
    Sharon, Larry, and Kevin

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  6. Gail Miley, November 30, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers for all the Miller family (especially Marge) at this very sad time. Aaron was truly a sweet, wonderful man. God Bless!

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  7. Susan Clinton, November 30, 2014

    Dear Margaret,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. He lived a long, good life! Can remember those days as a small child walking up Van Buren to Miller’s. What wonderful memories I have of that store. Aaron was such an important part of the Wilmington Manor community.

    Miss singing in the choir with you at Asbury!

    Love, blessings, and hugs,
    Sue

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  8. Brian Armstrong, December 1, 2014

    How can you adequately describe in a few words 2 decades of daily interactions and kindnesses that could fill volumes if properly documented. The Millers were a part of life in the New Castle area for generations and for those of us who grew up in Wilmington Manor Miller’s Market was a family connection in the community. I am reminded of a simpler time and much more personal way of doing business that is all but lost now.
    My heart felt condolences to the Miller family on their loss, and a warm thank you for being a part of life in Wilmington Manor and a part of my life growing up.

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  9. Susan Q. Landreth, December 1, 2014

    The family of Joe and Elaine Quigley send condolences at this difficult time.

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  10. Richard Farmer, December 2, 2014

    Aaron will be sorely missed. What a great man with such a kind, giving, and caring soul!!! Our sympathies to the family.

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  11. Victor M. Callahan, December 2, 2014

    Our condolences to Mrs. Miller and her family in this time of grief. Aaron touched the lives of thousands of people in New Castle, my own included. He was a charter member of Stahl Post, therefor effecting this organization since 1950. We are grateful to him and his family for his contribution to the Joseph B Stahl Memorial Post American Legion, our country, and our community.

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