Albert Joseph Miller Jr.
October 26, 1922 – August 31, 2018
My dad wrote his own obituary when he was 80-something years old. He kept revising and adding to it every so often. He always told me he wanted to take care of as much as he could before he passed so I wouldn't have to worry. Here it is in his own words. Thanks Dad, Love you.
Albert Joseph Miller Jr., born October 26, 1922. He was born in Newark, NJ, but lived the first 20 years of his life in East Orange, NJ. He graduated in the class of 1940 from East Orange H.S. He was very fond of his memories and classmates there. He lived in Kenilwoth, NJ for 60 years (or more).
He then wrote: Albert J. Miller, Jr. died _________________. He was 8____. His beloved wife Joyce Evelyn Fearnley preceded him in death in the year 2000. They were married for 55 years. She was a British War Bride. The joy of his life. Daughter Diane Miller Moorman and his granddaughter Brooke Miller Moorman preceded him in the year 2015.
A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served as a storekeeper 1st class in the U.S. Navy.
He retired from the Department of Justice as a Criminal Investigator for the Department of Immigration in 1984.
He leaves his son A.J. Miller III of Reno, NV, daughter Jean Jacobus and her spouse Frederick of Upper Eddy, PA. His grandchildren Jason and his wife Monica, Heather Catalano and husband Victor, Dale Moorman and her fiancée Mike Orlofsky, and Robert Moorman. He also had 13 great-grandchildren.
He had a good life and was grateful to God for all His blessings, especially his wife Joyce. If you want to go further, He enjoyed golf and bowling. He golfed in the low 80's, and had a 300 game in bowling at age 66. He was a family man.
Don't cry for me, I was ready. Yeah, throw a nice party... have a drink on me. Ha ha - I've gone to see Joyce.
That was our Dad.
A visitation for Albert will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083. A funeral service will occur Friday, September 7, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083. An interment will occur Friday, September 7, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Graceland Memorial Park, 1900 Galloping Hill Rd, Kenilworth, NJ 07033.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Miller family.
- Visitation Thursday, September 6, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, September 7, 2018
- Interment Friday, September 7, 2018
Albert Joseph Miller Jr.
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September 4, 2018
Jim & Eileen Clark & family. Devon England
Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of Albert.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We will always remember Albert fondly and have wonderful memories of the few times we spent with Al and dear Joyce . He leaves behind a wonderful family and we know you will be a great source of comfort and support to one another.
Janet and David Disney, Tiverton, England
September 4, 2018
Our dear Al.
You and your darling wife Joyce, welcomed us into your world on our first visit to Kenilworth in May 1984. So many memories from you of your time spent in Tiverton during the war years, where you met and fell in love with Joyce. So many stories of our connection during our visits to Kenilworth and when you came back to Tiverton.
You became our American parents and we your English kids!
You filled our hearts with an unexpected love, and a legacy that has shaped who we are, a legacy we share with our children Karen and Martin, and our grandchildren.
Family is so important to us all, and we send deepest sympathies to Jean and Fred and their children and grandchildren.
Your memory, and that of Joyce, lives in us all, always.
Peace be with you.
Linda and Mike Yianolatos
September 1, 2018
Albert was a good man and great storyteller. He and my husband Mike were best friends from the day we moved across the street from him in 2014 to the day he moved away. Albert couldn’t see well and Mike didn’t know where he was going, but they drove all around together stopping for lunch at various places.
We have missed seeing his smiling face. I’m sure he is with his beautiful wife and daughter and sharing stories with his buddies on the other side.
Much love and blessings to him, Jean, Fred and all of his family.