Obituary for Gerard "Jerry" Miller
Gerard “Jerry” Sheldon Miller was born November 10th, 1931 to Catherine & Harry Miller. Born and raised in Arbutus, MD., he was the middle child with an older brother, Willis and younger sister, Mercedes.
Jerry graduated from Catonsville High School and then joined the Army where he served as a paratrooper. Upon completion of his dedicated service, he earned a full sports scholarship (football & wrestling) to Western Maryland College in Westminster MD. During his sophomore year he married Marie Geisler and they had their only child, Kylene Marie Miller.
After graduation he worked for Sweetheart Cup Corp., Flow Labs, and Westinghouse. He retired from Westinghouse as a purchasing agent.
Jerry and Marie enjoyed hosting dinner and holiday parties. He was an avid golfer and reader. He also enjoyed wood working and took great pride in his vegetable garden (especially his potatoes).
As Grandad to Trae & Kara, he enjoyed swimming in the pool with the kids, playing cards and setting up backyard bonfires.
In recent years, when unable to pursue his love for golf, it wasn’t unusual for Dad to read 6 or more novels in a given week. More than anything, he loved to challenge friends and family to a little trivia quest!
Jerry is the beloved husband of the late Marie Miller, dear father of Kylene Miller, cherished grandfather of Trae Heubi and his wife Heather and Kara Shapiro and her husband Alex, loving brother of Mercedes Miller Rice and the late Edward Willis Miller.
Friends may call at Glenelg United Methodist Church, 13900 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, MD 21737, on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 1:30-2:00 pm at which time a memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to to Glenelg United Methodist Church Memorial Garden or to Va Maryland Health Care System Voluntary Service, 10 N. Greene St., Baltimore, MD 21201.