July 30, 1947 - December 3, 2020
Robert (“Bob”) Norman Miller (b. July 30, 1947) of Ruchsville, PA passed away peacefully at the age of 73 on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Bob graduated from Hampton High School in Allison Park, PA where he excelled on the golf team. He attended The Pennsylvania State University culminating with a PhD degree in Fuel Science. There he met the love of his life Ellen (Russ) Miller who preceded him in death in 2013 after 44 years of marriage and three children. Bob retired in 2011 after a 32-year career at Air Products and Chemicals. Personally and professionally, he was a passionate advocate for climate science and hydrogen energy and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and patents. Bob was a talented multi-instrumental musician starting with his high school rock band The Plastic Nightmare. In 1994 he co-founded the Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society and entertained audiences for more than two decades in hundreds of live venues including Mayfair and Musikfest and produced several studio albums for the group. Bob was a championship youth baseball coach and leader in the Hamilton Park and Alton Park Athletic Associations and Cub Scouts. He was a prolific gardener and was known for distributing his fruits and vegetables to his friends. He enjoyed tailgating and attending Nittany Lions football games, hunting at his family camp, fishing and clamming in Chincoteague, VA, raising chickens and goats on his farm, and golfing. Most of all, he cherished every moment with, adored, and was extremely proud of his grandchildren: Jack, Dylan, Carly, Maggie, Ethan, and Ava Miller. He is survived by many family members in the Pittsburgh area including his sister Susan and Damon Clark; his son David and Donna Miller of York, PA; Christopher Miller of Seattle, WA; Jonathan and Lauren Miller of New Castle, PA; and his nephew Don Russ and Karen Werkheiser of Easton, PA. He will be remembered in a virtual service on Saturday, December 12 and in the future at an in-person gathering. Please contact the family for details. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Avenue, Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033. A Celebration of Resurrection to Eternal Life Robert “Bob” Miller (July 30, 1947-December 3, 2020) Services held on December 12, 2020 Funeral at 3:00 P.M. GUINSTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. Dr. Daniel R. Moore 14130 GUINSTON FORGE ROAD 717-927-6366 AIRVILLE, PA 17302 www.Guinston.org Order of Service for Robert “Bob” Miller Saturday 3pm VIDEO REMEMBRANCE “Green Pastures” “The Farside Banks of Jordan” OPENING SENTENCES OPENING PRAYER followed by THE LORD’S PRAYER (Please use “debts” & “debtors”) “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” Lehigh Valley F.M.S. SCRIPTURE READING Rev. 22:1-5 Michael Crawford EULOGIES: a time of testimony to Bob’s Life & Resurrection by Pat Vernon (life-long friend of Bob) and Jon Miller (Bob’s son) A PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY Rev. Dr. Moore “The Haven of Rest” Lehigh Valley F.M.S. SCRIPTURE READING Rev. 19:6-9 Chris Miller MUSICAL TRIBUTE Jealous of the Angels Carly Miller SCRIPTURE READING 1 Peter 1:3-9 David Miller DEVOTION “Bob’s Love” Rev. Dr. Moore PASTORAL PRAYER THE BENEDICTION VIDEO REMEMBRANCE “I’ll Fly Away” VIRTUAL WAKE Since we can’t be together for a time of food, fellowship, and sharing the family is inviting anyone who’s interested to stick around after the service, grab some food, and share some stories. Feel free to “hang out” and listen or share and hang up whenever you like. Immediately following the service the virtual wake will commence. Music for today’s service is provided by the Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society, a non-profit organization formed by local folk musicians in the Allentown area in 1994. The Lehigh Valley F.M.S. is dedicated to fostering the promotion and preservation of folk music through participation, performance and educational events. Today’s music comes from their 2003 album, “Home Beyond the Sky.” Bob was a member of this group and loved playing with them. Scripture Readings: ESV Revelation 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. NLT Revelation 19:6 Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: "Praise the LORD! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. 7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. 8 She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear." For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God's holy people. 9 And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb." And he added, "These are true words that come from God." ESV 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith-- more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
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