OBITUARY

Samuel E. Miller

January 18, 1954April 11, 2018
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Samuel E. "Sam" Miller, 64, of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed away April 11, 2018.

Sam was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1982 he joined local enforcement in the town of Jupiter and served for 31 years before retiring at the rank of Captain. Sam also served in the United States Army at the tail end of Vietnam from 1972-1975. His passion for his wife and family are what motivated and drove him on a daily basis. Sam was always known to be cheering on his children throughout their sporting events, while they were growing up. He also ran the film video for Centennial High School football games while his children played for the school and for a few years after. As Sam was from Pittsburgh he was an avid Steelers fan and loved the 1970’s teams. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and also worked as a motorcycle patrol officer in his law enforcement career.

Sam was preceded in death by his father, Samuel E. Miller Sr.; brother, David Miller as an infant; brother-in-law, Donald Mahan; and father-in-law, Arthur Aulerich "Pap-Pap".

Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Kimberly Miller; sons, Mike Miller (Leah), of Port St. Lucie and Matthew Miller (Britt), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; daughters, D'Lynn Ryan (Todd), of Valrico, Florida and Lauralee Beard (Brian), of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Nate , Emmi, and Carson Miller,: Hayden and Mia Hargenrader,: Jordan, Andrew, and Rachel Ryan,: and Allissa Beard; mother, Hilda Pezzana; brothers, Robert and Timothy Miller; and sisters, Diane Bollinger (Terry), Sally Simon (Dennis), and Joann Miller.

A Celebration and Visitation will take place on Sunday April 15, 2018 from 9:30-11:30 am with a Service Celebrating Sam's life at 11:30 am at Aycock at Tradition, 12571 SW Tradition Parkway, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34987. Committal with military honors will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to www.stroke.org, National Stroke Association , 9707 East Easter Lane , Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112

  • FAMILY

  • Sam was preceded in death by his father, Samuel E. Miller Sr.; brother, David Miller as an infant; brother-in-law, Donald Mahan; and father-in-law, Arthur Aulerich "Pap-Pap".

    Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Kimberly Miller; sons, Mike Miller (Leah), of Port St. Lucie and Matthew Miller (Britt), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; daughters, D'Lynn Ryan (Todd), of Valrico, Florida and Lauralee Beard (Brian), of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Nate , Emmi, and Carson Miller,: Hayden and Mia Hargenrader,: Jordan, Andrew, and Rachel Ryan,: and Allissa Beard; mother, Hilda Pezzana; brothers, Robert and Timothy Miller; and sisters, Diane Bollinger (Terry), Sally Simon (Dennis), and Joann Miller.

Services

  • Celebration of Sam's Life Gathering Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Committal with Military Honors Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Samuel E. Miller

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David Watkins

April 18, 2018

In 2001, I told my cousin Sam that I was going part time, back into law enforcement. I expressed my concern to him that that my department (The Pennsylvania Game Commission) did not issue the "part timers" any Kevlar vests; only the full time officers. He said, "Heck (I don't really think he said "heck"), the bad guys don't care if you're part time or not. They only see the badge!" I told him I would just have to buy a vest. Sam said, "Just you wait. I've got something for you." A few weeks later, a vest showed up in the mail. He had sent me one of his own Kevlar vests. When I telephoned Sam to thank him, all he said was, "You're welcome, I just want to make sure you are safe." That was the way Sam was. He loved his family and friends and he wanted to keep us safe. Although I talked to him on the phone in December, the last time I saw him in person was a few years ago at his Mom and Sister's in Leechburg, PA. As I was getting ready to leave and we were saying our goodbye's, he hugged me; looked me right in the eye and said, "Davie, I love you. You know that, right?
I still wear that vest today as a High School Security Officer. And the one thing I will always know is that Sam Miller loved me.
God speed, Sammy. Until we meet again in Heaven, I want you to know that I love you too.
-David "Davie" Watkins, Sandpoint, Idaho

Kelsey S

April 17, 2018

Dear Miller family,
I am very sorry for your loss. In Isaiah 25:8 it gives us a wonderful hope for the future. It says “He will swallow up death forever and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away tears from all faces.”

Cynthia Silva

April 13, 2018

Our lives have been intertwined for 30 wonderful years. There are so many lovely memories of our lives and our children's lives that we shared together. Football games, baseball parties, dinner dates, boating trips are just a few of the memories that will never fade. Sam was always laughing and making the best of every situation. I will miss his bounding laugh and zest for life and family. Love to you all.
Cindi Silva

Dan Paradoa and family

April 13, 2018

We are deeply saddened by the passing away of "Papi." He was such an honorable person, and a great human being. We will miss him dearly. Our family will never forget his thunderous voice when cheering all the players. He was an inspiration, wish more of us could be like him. Our condolences to the Miller family. We love you guys!

Riley Mott

April 13, 2018

Sorry for your loss he was a great father and deeply cared about his family . My memory of Sam is that he was always there for his sons always cheering them on during sports and always caring about everyone else he was a great guy and will be missed

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