Francis C. ďKezzyĒ Miller, 80, of the Parsons section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday morning, July 28, 2012 at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, Plains Township, after a courageous battle with Parkinsonís Disease.
Born in Miners Mills on July 3, 1932 he was the son of the late Francis E. and Arline Siley Miller. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict he was a member of St. Benedictís Parish, formerly St. Dominicís Church, Parsons. Frank was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and walking in the woods, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Francis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rita R. Miller, the former Rita Wychock. Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughters, Kathleen James and her husband, William, Hummelstown, Julianne Manson and her husband, Harold, Mountain Top; Denise Miller, Parsons, and Margaret Grillini and her husband, Paul, Parsons; five grandchildren, Marissa, Rebecca, and William James, and Anthony and Andrea Grillini; sisters, Annette Karash and her husband, Alex, Dumont, New Jersey, Sarah Queisser, Paramus, New Jersey, Anita Heffers and her husband Tom, Kingston, Patricia Miller, Wilkes-Barre. Francis is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 in St. Benedictís Church, Austin Avenue.
Interment will be in St. Maryís Cemetery Hanover Township. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m.
Born: July 3, 1932
Death: July 28, 2012