Lloyd Eugene Miller, 85, of Lancaster, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013, and went home to be with his Lord. Born in Lancaster on October 19, 1927, he was the son of the late Harry Herr Miller and Mary Elizabeth Ressler. He was the loving husband of Frances D. (Grabowski) Miller, whom he married in 2009, and was preceded in death by Evelyn Johnston Miller, to whom he was married for 48 years. Lloyd was also preceded in death by two brothers, Calvin Miller and Paul Miller.
Lloyd attended Penn Manor High School, and continued his education at Sampson Air Force Base as a Medic.
Lloyd owned and operated Miller Optical in Lancaster from its founding in 1951until his retirement in 1992. He traveled extensively and enjoyed his summers at the Jersey shore with his family, and especially enjoyed cruising in his boat “Wings“. He also loved flying his Mooney airplane, which he piloted up until the time of his death and recently received the Orville Wright Award for fifty years of safe flying. Lloyd was a member of the Hamilton Club, the Aero Club, QBs (Quiet Birdmen), the Pirates, The Gideons, and was past president of Lancaster Northeast Rotary Club, and was a local celebrity playing the “gut bucket” bass at Valentino‘s Cafe.
For over forty years Lloyd faithfully attended his Bible study group, which met twice a week. All who knew him will attest to his strong faith and fervent evangelism in the name of his Lord Jesus Christ.
In addition to his wife, Lloyd is survived by his daughters Carol Campbell Settle, wife of Ben Settle, Franklin Mass.; Jane Campbell Malia, wife of Richard Malia, West Haven, CT; two sons, Gary L. Miller of Lancaster, husband of Sue Oblender Miller; and Glenn E. Miller of Lancaster, husband of Maryanne Clemmer Miller; nine grandchildren, eleven great and two great-great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service in Covenant United Methodist Church at the corner of W. Orange St. and N. Mulberry St., Lancaster, PA on Wednesday July 24th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Family will greet friends from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment in Conestoga Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Gideons International, P. O. Box 192, Intercourse, PA 17534-0192, or Water Street Ministries, 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17602.