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As one of the key employees of the Tribune-Review in Greensburg, maintenance superintendent Paul Miller understood the complexities involved in producing a metropolitan daily.

“When the clocks were changed twice a year, we would accompany Dad to the Trib, where he would change the clocks at 2,” said his daughter, Kimberle Stokes of Hempfield.

Paul H. Miller of North Huntingdon died from multiple myeloma on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in West Penn Hospital, Bloomfield. He was 64.

His sense of dedication applied to his service to his country. In his senior year at Scott High School in North Braddock, Mr. Miller enlisted in the Navy Reserve.

“Dad couldn’t wait to serve his country,” Stokes said. “Following graduation in 1964, Dad entered the Navy and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise that saw heavy action in Vietnam.”

Born and raised in Braddock, Mr. Miller was one of six children in the family of steelworker August Miller and his wife, Thelma Snyder Miller.

Before joining the Tribune Review in 1983, Mr. Miller was employed by Union Switch & Signal in Swissvale.

“The people who worked with Dad liked his sense of humor and his work ethic,” said Stokes. “And when he wasn’t at work, he’d cut grass for older neighbors and do plumbing or electrical work for those who didn’t have the financial means.

“Even after he was diagnosed, he appreciated the help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provided. We’d all participate in the society’s yearly fundraiser, ‘Light the Night Walk.’ And even though Dad was confined to a wheelchair last year, he had us wheel him in the walk.”

In addition to his daughter, Kimberle, and his wife, Bernice Hruska Miller, whom he married in 1969, Mr. Miller is survived by his sons, Gregory Miller of North Huntingdon and Brad Miller of Westminster, Md.; two granddaughters; and four sisters, Ann DeZort, Helen Bobby, Nancy Carrigg and Barbara Cowell, all of North Braddock.

He was preceded in death by a brother, August “Sonny” Miller.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. today in St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. Interment will be in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

The family requests memorial donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporation Center-441, 333 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Arrangements are being handled by the Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home Inc. in Irwin.


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