Joseph E. Miller Jr.

Joseph E. Miller Jr., of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, formerly of Port Allegany, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday evening, Oct. 24, 2013.He was born Dec. 28, 1941 in Troupsburg, N.Y., a son of the late Joseph and Clarinda Hammond Miller.Mr. Miller worked as a certified welder for air preheater in Wellsville, N.Y. for many years. Joe resided in Ridgway for the past six years. He was a member of the Ridgway Fire Department, enjoyed hunting, fishing, snake hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren.Surviving is a son, Dan Miller and his wife Elizabeth Wilson Miller, Ridgway; two grandchildren, Joseph and Hannah Miller; one brother, Harold Miller and his wife Betty, Kentucky; two sisters, Arlene Reynolds, Jasper, N.Y., and Beulah Snyder, North Fork; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clarinda Hammond Miller; and a nephew, Duane Miller.Visitation will be at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 from 2-5 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 5 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Miller Jr., Pastor of the Ridgway Church of Nazarene officiating.Burial will be in the Brookfield Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to the Ridgway Fire Department.Thompson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.