Charles R. Miller
March 20, 1927 – September 4, 2017
Charles R. Miller, age 90, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by his loving children, on Monday, September 4, 2017.
Born in Hamburg, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1927, Charles was a son of the late Irwin and Alverna (Weitzman) Miller. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1945 until 1946, and then as a member of the U.S. Army from 1946 until 1947. Charles worked for Hearn Brothers for more than 20 years, and it was there that he would meet his future wife, Mary. After the market closed, he accepted a position with the Wilmington Housing Authority, retiring in 1991 after 21 years of dedicated employment.
An avid fisherman, Charles spent many happy hours out on the water in the row boat he built himself. He enjoyed woodworking, completing jigsaw puzzles, and listening to country-western music in his leisure time. A devoted Phillies fan, Charles looked forward to cheering on his favorite team each season. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be very dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary J. (Grant) Miller and several siblings. He is survived by his children, Mary Ann Goldsmith (Russell), Betty Martin (Don), Jean Stevenson (Bob) and Robert Miller (Angela); sister, Sara Garvin; several nieces and nephews; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday morning, September 9, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.