Richard Miller

October 8, 1923 - January 12, 2014

10/08/1923 - 01/12/2014

Richard (Dick) Albert Miller, 90

HENDERSONVILLE — Richard (Dick) Albert Miller went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 12, 2014 at Carolina Village.

Dick was born on October 8, 1923 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, son of the late Albert and Elizabeth Miller. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he returned to Ohio and, in 1948, earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland in 1948. Upon graduation, he was hired by Babcock & Wilcox, based in Barberton, Ohio. In 1951, he married Dorothy May McAlonan of Akron, Ohio. The couple moved several times during Dick’s 35-year career with Babcock & Wilcox, followed by two years with the engineering consulting firm of Sargent & Lundy in Chicago. They moved to Hendersonville, NC after Dick retired in 1985.

During his retirement years in Hendersonville, Dick was: an active member of Grace Lutheran Church; an avid gardener; a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity; a driver for the Council on Aging’s “Meals on Wheels” program; and a volunteer with Fish.

Dick is survived by: his loving wife Dorothy of 62 years; sister Mary Beth Wiese (Frederick) of Columbus, Ohio; daughter Sally Wesche (David) of Blairsville, Ga.; son Daniel Miller (Vickie) of South Pasadena, Calif.; daughter Barbara Strong (Robert) of Craftsbury Common, Vt.; nine grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; six great grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Dick was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Cantara Abbott (Scot) of Lexington, Ky.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 17.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dick’s name to the Henderson County Habitat for Humanity, 1111 Keith Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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Your loving grand-daughter, Robyn.
6 years ago

I miss you, Grandpa! I love you!! Blessed in knowing that you are now reunited with Grandma! <3

Sally Mulhern Filiatreau
8 years ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dick was a special cousin to our mother and a true joy to all of our family get togethers. We miss keeping in touch with all of you. If you are ever in Akron Ohio we would love to see you.

Vickie Miller
8 years ago

Thank you Dad for being such an amazing father to my husband Dan and your 3 beautiful daughters. Because of you and Mom, they are the epitome of love, warmth, generosity, and kindness. I feel blessed for the time we had together and wished we’d had an opportunity to share more music from a bygone era. I think we would’ve had a lot in common had we lived closer by. I’m sorry I cannot be there to hold Mom’s hand as I know she must miss you very much. But know that in my heart and our 3 girls hearts, we are all with you and celebrating your reunion with Linda. Love on behalf of Vickie, Grace, Claire, and Emily

Mary Beth Miller Wiese and Fred
8 years ago

As I bid farewell brother Dick, we celebrate your life. I remember with fondness all the wonderful family times we had. The importance of family, church,your faith and volunteer activities certainly served as a role model. Thank you and God be with you till we meet again! Your little sister, Mary Beth

Love and prayers for Dorothy, Sally, Dan and Barb