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Bradley Miller

Bradley E. Miller

Tuesday, November 1st, 1949 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Bradley E. Miller, 70, of Hummelstown passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in Westminster, MD.

Born in Stoverdale on November 1, 1949, he was the son of the late Ray W. “Red” and Sara E. “Sotsie” Stover Miller.

Brad worked as a farmer for his grandfather on the family farm in Stoverdale until 1979. From 1979 to 1985 he was a Farm Systems Salesperson for Agway. Upon leaving Agway, Brad founded B&B Pole Building of Hummelstown with his wife Barbara in 1986.

Sports was an important part of Brad’s life. He played rugby with the Harrisburg Rugby Football Club and softball on the Hillcrest Auto Body Softball Team. He coached Teener Baseball from 1980 to 1986; and the American Legion Team from 1999 to 2004. He was the biggest supporter of the Lower Dauphin Falcons, Winters Mill Falcons, and the University of North Carolina athletics. Brad was known best for being the “Voice of the Falcons” announcing most sporting events with his famous “Thank Youuuuu”.

A true servant of the Borough of Hummelstown, Brad held positions on its Borough Council from 1982 to 1985, and Civil Commission from 1980 to 2005. In 2005 he was elected Mayor serving in that role until 2017. Brad was appointed by the Dauphin County Commissioners to be a member of the Trustees of the Dauphin County Library System in 2011. He also served on Hummelstown’s Capital Campaign for the new Library at that time. Brad was a staunch supporter of the Hummelstown Fire Company, FFO Inc., Hummelstown Food Bank, and Hummelstown Community Foundation. He was instrumental in building the athletic fields at Keller Field and the “Park and Ride”, both in Hummelstown.

Brad was a 1967 graduate of Hershey High School. Stoverdale United Methodist Church was very dear to him from his childhood to adult life. Brad was a Social Member of the American Legion Post 265, and the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1687, both of Hummelstown. For many years, along with his friends, he organized the Sweet Corn Festivals in Stoverdale. A social person, Brad enjoyed spending time with family and friends, entertaining, cooking, and especially making soups.

For his many endeavors in Hummelstown, he was the recipient of the Hummelstown Lions Club “Citizen of the Year Award” in 1999. In 2002, he was recognized by Mayor Marion “Brud” Alexander for building the pavilion in the town’s park; and in 2012 the Shade Tree Commission recognized him on Arbor Day with the planting of a tree. Brad received the “Building of the Year Award” in 2015 from the National Frame Builders Association. Along with his wife, Brad was honored this past 2019 as the Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation’s Anchor of the Community.

Brad is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Barbara E. Walmer Miller, whom he married on July 30, 1977; one son, Matthew E. Miller husband of Emily Bollinger Miller of Westminster, MD; one daughter, Brooke Miller Farrar wife of Darren A. Farrar of Conshohocken; two brothers, Donald E. Miller and his wife Frances Belden Miller, and William E. Miller and his wife Judy Hein Miller, both of Hummelstown; two grandchildren, Scott Edward and Sara Jane Miller; three sisters-in-law, Beverly Wyld, Bonnie Gardner and Bambi Deimler; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Brad’s life will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 3:00 PM in the Lower Dauphin High School Auditorium, 201 South Hanover Street, Hummelstown. A private interment will be held by the family in the Stoverdale Cemetery. A visitation for friends and relatives with an open casket viewing will be held Friday, January 17, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc. 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. A visitation with no casket will be held Sunday in the Lower Dauphin High School Auditorium from 1:00 PM until time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions sent to the Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company #1, PO Box 312, Hummelstown, PA 17036; or to FFO, Inc, PO Box 136, Hummelstown, PA 17036, or the Hummelstown Community Foundation, 261 Quarry Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    114 West Main Street
    HUMMELSTOWN, PA 17036
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    114 West Main Street
    HUMMELSTOWN, PA 17036
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 19th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Lower Dauphin High School
    Address
    201 South Hanover Street
    HUMMELSTOWN, PA 17036
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    A visitation with no open casket will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 1:00 pm until the time of the services.
  • Interment

    Location
    Stoverdale Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    HUMMELSTOWN, PA
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Brian Cain

Posted at 10:11am
Barb, Matt and Brooke,
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Brad. Not only did he hold a special place in your hearts, but he meant an awful lot to the community of Hummelstown. We have special memories from him with the support he provided to Alisha & Eric's softball/baseball teams, field hockey and of course LD football. We know that right now there is a big void, but may you find comfort in knowing the legacy he leaves behind will be a constant reminder of the special husband, father and person he was. God Bless. Brian & Theresa Cain

Christian Holland

Posted at 07:32pm
Barb, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Husband was always nice to me and I really enjoyed listening to him at Many football games. He had a positive affect on numerous lives. I recently had surgery and will not be able to attend services because I am unable to stand for more than 30 seconds. Christian Holland
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Casey Clark

Posted at 10:45am
Dear Mrs. Miller, Matt and Brooke:

I was deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Miller’s passing. Although it has been many years since I last spoke with him, I never forgot all of the things he did for my family, friends and myself. Some of my favorite memories from my childhood were as a part of his baseball teams. He helped bring a lot of joy to me during a difficult time in my life and I am truly grateful for the time I got to spend with him. My condolences go out to each of you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Casey Clark
MB

Matt Black

Posted at 10:07pm
I remember Brad well he was the one who officiated my wedding and then invited me and my wife to a seafood lunch at his house.Plus I did LowerDauphin Football for about 4 years and me and Brad always talked before the Games I remember sharing food with Brad.Plus I was there when he became the Mayor of our fine town. Bradley will be sorely missed the smile he put he put on the towns people face he was a great friend.I also recall the old 7 eleven when they used to have tables.Brad sitting in the corner with his friends drinking his coffee.And to Mrs. Miller ,Matt, Brooke im sure your heart aches but I feel your pain you known your dad for all your life and ive only known him for a couple years but he was a very special man and will always be missed so keep your heads up and remember he still loves his family and friends no matter where he is God bless Brad and ill see you one of these days.
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Sean Ahern

Posted at 10:28am
A man with the biggest heart and expected nothing in return. He held my upmost respect. He will be sorely missed. Love . SEAN AHERN and family
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