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Donald Alton Miller

February 6, 1940 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Donald Miller Obituary

DONALD ALTON MILLER, 83, Born on February 6, 1940, of the Villages, FL, Formerly of Lower Burrell; Don was received in heaven on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Like each and every one of his storied softball seasons, Don was a first round selection into the Kingdom of God. Don was preceded into paradise by his good-natured father Joseph Jr.; his devoted mother Kathryn (Kitty); and his robust and warm-hearted brothers Joseph III and Gary (Chum). Don’s legacy and beautiful life continues on through his beloved bride of fifty-nine years, five months and seven days, Kathleen, who is his one true love; his dedicated and caring children Daniel (Amy), James (Tara), Richard (Cybil) and Melissa (Thomas); his ten dear and faithful grandchildren, Cody (Samantha), Seth (Victoria), Madison, Tyler (Ciara), Morgan, Hayden, Ciera, Jacob, Caelan and Joshua; his blessed great-grandson Colton and a bounty of beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

            Don had many accolades and achievements in life, such as his military service (Army 1958-1961); returning to school in his forties to complete his engineering degree; golf club championships; a bevy of softball MVPs; and his legendary sense of humor.  Don’s sublime comicality and wit could unarm the most hostile opponent, while simultaneously making each of his grandkids smile with joy. Don loved his family with his entire heart and soul.  Beyond his devotion to Christ and dedication to family, Don’s polestar was competition. Don was a fearless contestant in all of his life’s pursuits. Whether he was throwing a ball, swinging a club, casting a line or disseminating critical fatherly advice, upon which his children still rely to this day, he did it with envious levels of skill and ambition. Following Don’s retirement in 2000, he and Kathleen relocated to the Villages in Florida in 2005, where his number of friends and fans continued to grow. Don and Kathleen were devoted members of the Fairway Christian Church, whose membership became part of his family and helped celebrate his incredible faith and conviction. Don will be remembered for his faith, love of family, humor and unwavering competitiveness.

Friends will be received on Friday, January 5, 2024 between the hours of 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, 1509 Fifth Avenue, Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci, Owner/Supervisor. Funeral services will be at the funeral home beginning at 11am on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Burial will be private. In addition, the family will be hosting a celebration of life at his church in Florida, the Fairway Christian Church on a date to be determined.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc.

Visitation
Friday
January 5, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc.

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