Leroy P. “Sticks” Miller, 92, of Sinking Spring, passed away May 7, 2012 at Manor Care Sinking Spring. He was the husband of Blanche E. (Helms) Miller with whom he would have shared their 64th wedding anniversary on June 12.
Born in Montello, Spring Twp., he was the son of the late Catharine Miller.
Having served in WWII, he was a Third Army Veteran from 1942 thru 1945, serving under General George Patton for the North Africa invasion. He also participated in the Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisian, Sicilian, Rhineland, German, and Central European campaigns. He received the Bronze Star for heroic efforts in which he led a truck convoy out of enemy territory at night.
He was a life member of Liberty Fire Company, Sinking Spring, and Gouglersville Fire Company.
He loved riding Indian motorcycles in his younger days.
He worked at Colonial Knitting Mills, Mohnton, before and after WWII. He retired from Rockwell, formerly Textile Machine Works, in 1981 after 35 plus years working in the machine shop. After retirement he helped out at Seifrit’s Garage in Fritztown for about 20 years.
In addition to his wife, Blanche, he is survived by a son, Paul L. Miller husband of Kathy, Sinking Spring; a daughter, Carol A. wife of Carlton I. Leaper, III, Mohnton; two grandsons, Alan Campbell, Orlando, FL, and Brian Campbell husband of Jennifer, Salisbury, MD. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Greth.
Services will be held at 11:00AM, Friday, at Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, Wernersville, with the Rev. Harry S. Bohn, Jr. officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 10-11:00AM, Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sinking Spring Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sinking Spring Area Historical Society and Heritage Park, In care of Richard Bossler, Jr., 836 Columbia Ave., Sinking Spring, PA 19608.
“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
Online condolences may be made at www.lammandwitman.com