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Floyd W. Miller

Aug 21, 2015

Floyd W. Miller, 99, a resident of Quincy Village, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and formerly of Findlay, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in the nursing home.

Born Feb. 18, 1916 in Findlay, he was the son of the late William H.D. and Charlotte A. (Shuman) Miller.

He graduated from Findlay High School with the class of 1934. In 1938 he graduated from Findlay College and in 1941 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He later received a master’s degree in both history and library science.

Mr. Miller served with the United States Army during World War II, where he was stationed in New Caledonia in the Pacific Theater.

He and his wife, the late Mildred L. (Dailey) Miller, were married on Dec. 25, 1938 in Morgantown. Prior to moving to Quincy Village Dec. 31, 1993, they lived in Cleveland and Niles, Ohio and Glenville, Morgantown and Shepherdstown. Mrs. Miller died on April 9, 2012.

Mr. Miller was a lifelong librarian, working at the Cleveland Public Library, Warren Public Library, Warren, Ohio, Glenville State College, West Virginia University Chief Reference Librarian, and from 1962 until his retirement in 1981, he was the librarian at Shepherd College.

He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro, and a former member and elder of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the West Virginia Library Association, where he served as president, American Library Association, Jefferson County Historical Society, and the Jefferson County Association of Retired School Employees.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruthanna Riter and one brother, Paul W. Miller.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug, 22, in Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 West North Street, Waynesboro, with Pastor Michael Cromer officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.