Edgar "Ed" Emory Miller, Jr.

Born: Mon., Dec. 1, 1952
Died: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017


Viewing

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory


Funeral Service

12:30 PM Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory


Burial

2:30 PM Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


Reception

3:10 PM Thu., Nov. 02, 2017
Location: Funck's Family Restaurant


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Edgar “Ed” Emory Miller, Jr.

A Real Character -

Edgar “Ed” Emory Miller, Jr., age 64, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Newport, was embraced by Jesus in Heaven while being comforted by his loving family on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  Ed was born on Monday, December 1, 1952 in Harrisburg to Dorothy Jane (Weimer) Miller and the late Edgar Emory Miller, Sr. 

Ed’s survivors include his wife of 35 years, Tamera “Tammy” Lynn (Woods) Miller; his three children: Todd Dwayne Miller of Mechanicsburg, PA, Amanda Ruth Weaver and her husband, Gage, of Fort Riley, KS, April Marie Miller of Mechanicsburg, PA; his mother, Dorothy Jane Miller of Newport, PA; his three siblings: David “Dave” Lee Miller and his wife, Janice, of Newport, PA, Steven “Steve” Ray Miller and his wife, Cynthia, of Mechanicsburg, PA, Deborah “Deb” Marie Wetzel and her husband, Kenneth, of Newport, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Ed graduated from Newport High School as part of the class of 1971.  He proudly served in the United States Army for 15 years and Navy for 4 years.  Ed retired from the Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg, after 24 years of service working as a base police lieutenant.  He was a former member of the Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church.  Ed was quite the trickster and joker.  He was known to make-up stories that were incredibly believable and always find an opportunity to play a trick on someone.  Ed didn’t like snakes and his kids got him back with a taste of his own medicine.  He was a real character who was quiet and reserved at first but became great fun once he came out of his shell.  Ed loved to laugh and needle his brother, Dave, about being a Marine.  He knew he couldn’t heckle Dave too much because he made Ed his favorite apple pies of all time.  Ed was quite the wrestling and football athlete.  He continued his love of the two sports by cheering on the Indianapolis Colts, Penn State Nittany Lions, and Newport Buffalos.  Ed also loved Snoopy, indulging in Midnight Milky Ways, and the color blue, which was evident in his favorite teams – all blue and white.

All are welcome to join Ed’s family at his viewing on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor John Mallonee officiating.  Burial will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, where military honors will be presented.  Ed’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Funck’s Family Restaurant, 1805 Fisher Avenue, Annville, PA 17003, following the burial.

Contributions in celebration of Ed’s life can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, www.WoundedWarriorProject.org.

Ed’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Ed’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Dick Grove
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017
My condolence to the family. Ed or E-gor as I would call him from I think the first day he started working with the police force was a good friend. I will miss him and his since of hummer. I always liked to work with E-gor, he always did something or said things though out the day to make you laugh. The funnest thing I can remember about E-gor was the morning every body thought a skunk was some where near head quarts, or that some one hit a skunk with one of the police vehicles. Little did we know until he came inside the building and told us that a skunk sprayed him in his back yard while on his way out to his vehicle that morning. I am not sure who he worked with that day but I bet they sure were glad they sent him home to change. I think I can speak for the whole police force then and now when I say we will truly miss him.

Dorethea Smith-Jenkins
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.

Robert & Aubryonna Remington and kids
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
I wish I could’ve seen uncle Ed more. I loved him so much and he was always a great person to be around. I’ll always hold him in my heart. I love you guys and I miss you! Hope to see y’all soon!

John King
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the whole Miller family. May God give you grace and peace during these difficult days.

Dan Smiley
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Ed was my best friend growing up and always will be. We spent a lot of time together playing football and other sports. One of my favorite memories was when we took scuba diving lessons at the Harrisburg YMCA. It was a 10 week course, Ed said the first night would be the hardest night and it was.We swam for half an hour then had to tread water for half an hour. We almost didn't make it but we finished the course and it was a lot of fun. I always wanted to go to a pro football game with him which we never did. I will miss him a lot. I hope the family can remember all the good times they had. I'm sure everyone will miss him.

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