Paul J. Miller, Sr., 90, of Elyria, and formerly of Lorain, died Thursday, August 2, 2007 at the Abbewood Care Center in Elyria. He was born in Mingo Junction, on January 13, 1917 and had been a resident of Lorain County since 1936, coming from Jefferson County. Mr. Miller was a graduate of Clearview High School. Paul enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and served as a Machinist's Mate 2nd Class in the Pacific Theater. He was the recipient of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal with one Bronze Star as well as the Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star.
He was employed as a machinist and assembler by the Stanadyne Corporation of Elyria and its successor, Moen, Inc. for 43 years.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years; Cecelia, (nee Urda); sons, Raymond of Adrian, MI, Robert of Stanley, NC, and Paul, Jr. of Elyria; 5 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 3 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Elizabeth (nee Koches) Miller; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 5, 2007, from 4 to 7 P.M. in the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Avenue, Lorain. Funeral Services will be Monday, August 6, 2007, beginning with closing prayers in the funeral chapel at 9:30 A.M. and will be followed by the celebration of his Funeral Mass at 10 A.M. in Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria Township. The Reverend James Ols, Pastor of Saint Vincent de Paul Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain, where military honors will be conducted by the officers and members of Louis Paul Proy Chapter # 20 of the Disabled American Veterans.
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