William Miller, 83, husband of Rosemarie (Debeach) Miller passed away Sunday September 20, 2020 in the Paoli Hospital.
He was born August 19, 1937 in New Hyde Park, New York to the late George Miller and Florence (Bittle) Miller. During World War II, his family moved to Philadelphia as his father was working in construction at the Navy Yard. The Miller family moved to Spring City to begin the construction of Penhurst State Hospital. The baby of the family of five, he attended a one-room school house and rode a horse to school. He then graduated from Spring City High School in 1955 where he played football and baseball. Later he went into busines with his brother A. C. Miller, where he designed and built cranes for the business. He held many patents for his designs. Bill subsequently started his own crane business, Redi-Lift, later called CRANECO in Royersford.
He was an avid tennis player and skier, loved the Eagles and Phillies, traveled to England, France, and Venice, and enjoyed the beach at New Jersey.
In addition to his wife, Rosemarie,
Bill leaves behind his two children, Stephen Miller of Manhatten, New York (Agata), and Amanda Miller-Bieber of Cintra, Portugal (Joseph); a sister Dot Mooney; and three grandchildren, Aleksandra Miller, Julia Miller, and Galen Miller-Persico; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers Russell, Robbie (Robert), and Arthur.
A celebration of life will be held at a later time.
Online condolences can be made at www.sgsfuneralhome.com. All arrangements are being handled by Shalkop, Grace & Strunk Funeral Home, Inc Spring City, PA.