MOUNT VISION – David Miller, 72, who retired as an NYCM insurance investigator, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mount Vision Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2019.
He was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Albany, a son of Alfred Durwood Miller and Pearl M. Wasson Miller. Raised and educated in Oneonta, Dave attended college and then entered the military. He proudly served in the Army from March 8, 1966, until he received his Honorable Discharge on Feb. 23, 1968.
That same year, he met Donna Marie Marlette, and on Oct. 25, 1969, they were married in a ceremony at her parent’s home in Mount Vision. For the past 33 years Dave and Donna have made their home in Mount Vision, and shared almost 50 years of marriage together.
Through the years, Dave was employed at Volkswagen, Bresee’s and Samson Floors in Oneonta. He retired from New York Central Mutual in Edmeston where he was employed as an insurance investigator.
Dave most enjoyed spending time with his family-it was always all about them. He and his wife also spent many years coaching Special Olympics. He will be greatly missed by his entire family and circle of friends.
Dave is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna M. Miller of Mount Vision; their five sons, Gregory Miller and wife, Becky of Van Etten, Todd Miller and wife, Dayle of Bainbridge, Joshua Miller and wife, Nicole of Virginia, James Miller and wife, Cara of Richfield Springs, and Bernarr Miller of Oneonta; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Vicki and Cari; a brother, Nathaniel; and many nieces and nephews.
He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Bernice Marlette of Oneonta, and his wife’s siblings, Jennie May Folts of Scottsdale, Ariz. Marilynn M. Folts of Toddsville, Gloria Beers and husband Bradley of Mount Vision, Gerald Marlette and wife Lora of Mount Vision and Jerry Marlette and wife Christie of Unadilla, and their families.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held later this Spring in Mount Vision Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Dave may be made to Special Olympics New York, 504 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.