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Ralph Edward Miller

June 24, 1934-May 20, 2016

Ralph Edward Miller, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016.

A lifelong Delawarean, Ralph was born in Newark on June 24, 1934, and was a son of the late George Henry and Margaret Ellen (Trigg) Miller. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ralph made his career in the container industry where he worked as a mold setter, retiring after many years of dedicated employment.

Active in the volunteer fire community, he was a lifetime member of Cranston Heights Fire Company. Ralph was a talented woodworker who enjoyed crafting gifts for family and friends. Above all else, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be very dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Mabel (Pawley) Miller; brother, William T. Miller; and sister, Betty Caudill. He is survived by his daughter, Zina Huber (Michael) of Bear, DE; grandchildren, Lena M. Huber of New Castle, DE, Michael K. Huber (Britny) of Newark, DE and William D. Huber of Bear, DE; and great grandchildren, Holly M. Huber, Kaylee E. Ellsworth and Bentley J. Huber.

A committal service will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2016, in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE, where interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ralph’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  1. Marlene Matthews, May 25, 2016

    PRAYING FOR COMFORT FOR YOU AND FAMILY MEMBERS.

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  2. Charlotte grzybowski, May 25, 2016

    Sorry for your loss prayers to all family

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  3. Janet Sanford, May 26, 2016

    So sorry to here about Ralph. But know he is in a better place and know he will hurt again. Love you and wish I could be there for you

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  4. Frank and Loretta Armstrong, May 30, 2016

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers. God Bless

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  5. Edward "Mike" Rush, Jr., May 31, 2016

    While I didn’t know Mr. Miller very well, as an honorary member of Cranston Heights Fire Company and a military veteran, I was saddened to hear of his passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  6. Donna Swift, Schumacher, Ventresca, June 1, 2016

    Zina and family, I wanted to express my deepest sympathy. “Mr. Miller”, as I always called him, will be a fond childhood memory for me. I enjoyed growing up next door to both your mom and dad; they were wonderful people. Our loved ones are never really gone; we keep them alive in our memory and hearts every day. Please know that we are thinking about you and know you will find the peace thru this difficult time.

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  7. Frances Swift, June 1, 2016

    Sending my deepest sympathy; Ralph was a great neighbor for many years for which I have alot of great memories. Peace be with your entire family at this sad time.

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