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John Miller

Obituary of John Miller

Mr. John Joseph Miller Sr., of Amsterdam, passed away on March 19, 2021 with his loving family by his side.

John was born on March 10, 1932 to Mr. Andrew Miller and Mrs. Helen Kozich Miller of Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania.

John enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 9, 1951, faithfully serving his nation during the Korean conflict before his honorable discharge on January 8, 1953.

After his service John worked at a number of local businesses including Shell's Pharmacy in Amsterdam, and General Electric. He became a Certified Kitchen Designer and worked at Mid-State Kitchens, and Millbrook Kitchens, later starting his own business; Kreative Kitchens before working for his son’s company Add Life Kitchens where he worked until his retirement in 2014.

John enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a true passion for golf. He loved documenting his and his loved ones’ lives through photography and videography. He could often be found in his basement where he spent time on his HAM Radio using Morse code to talk to people all over the world, woodworking, or building model train landscapes and towns with his grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan and loved the NY Giants. Nothing brought John more joy than spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

He was united in marriage to the love of his life Miss Marie “Jeanette” DiCaprio on August 5, 1951; they remained lovingly married until her passing in 2010.

He is survived by his daughter Linda (Richard) Bartosik of Cape Cod, John (Debbie) Miller Jr. of Sprakers, Deborah (Mark) Quiri of Fort Hunter, Richard (Stephanie) Miller of Perth, his sister Charlotte Edwards of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and brothers Andrew (Nancy) Miller of Mechanicville and Myron (Dorothy) Miller of Gloversville. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren; Erin (Steve) Goncerz and Ashley (Chris) Whiting, Jacob (Jayette) and Lucas Miller, Katherine and Daniel Quiri, and Brandon Miller as well as five great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and his many friends also survive.

Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Funeral Home 171 Guy Park Ave, 12010.  The number of visitors will be monitored, masks are required, and seating is limited to immediate family members. Social distancing practices are required as visitors are cycled through. Your patience is appreciated. Please remember the sick, elderly and those with compromised health should avoid public settings.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children P.O. Box 1525, Ranson, WV 25438, or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home
171 Guy Park Ave
Amsterdam, New York, United States