Gordon C. Miller
Gordon C. Miller, Pittsburgh, Pa., (formerly of Ypsilanti) age 91, passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was born March 21, 1922 in Cedar Springs, Mich., the son of Merlyn and Ester (Hanna) Miller Jr. He is survived by his son, John G. Miller; his daughter, Kriss A. Strotz; and his grandsons, Nicolas G. Strotz, Adam C. Strotz and Kyle H. Strotz. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Betty J. Miller. Mr. Miller graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a machinist on the USS Vulcan. He was a small business owner of Miller’s Market in Ann Arbor. Mr. Miller completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University in Industrial Arts and taught Industrial Arts and Architecture at Ypsilanti High School for 30 years. He designed homes, including the parsonage of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, where he was a charter member. He was an avid traveler, visiting all 50 United States, and all Canadian Provinces. Later in life, he became a Jehovah’s Witness. He was a handyman extraordinaire, known for his woodworking and knowledge of machinery. Mr. Miller was a loving father and husband but especially a man of integrity, compassion and faithfulness to all he knew. He was a teacher with patience and kindness who would always spend the extra time to help his students. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Stark Funeral Service. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Gilbert Residence. Envelopes are available at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Please sign his guest book at www.starkfuneral.com.