Captain David R. Miller, 69, died April 11th, at River Hospital unexpectedly. At David’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family, later this year.
David was born on July 11th, 1953, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of Max and Carol Marie Homan Miller.
He traveled extensively throughout his working career. He began his career as a farmer in Pennsylvania, then moved to Montana to become a Cowboy. Once in New York State, he became the Manager of Lucky Star Ranch. His last employment was working in the Highway Department for the Town of Cape Vincent.
On November 2nd, 1974, he married the former Penny Jones in Pontiac, Michigan. David and Penny were married for 48 years.
David loved to play his guitar, hunt, and fish. He shared many hunting and fishing trips with his son, son-in-law’s, and grandchildren.
His true passion was becoming a Captain of Red Dog Fishing Charters at the Chaumont Yacht Club. He loved to teach others the art of fishing and how to appreciate the outdoors. He will be loved and missed everyday by family and friends.
Surviving besides his wife Penny are three children, Christine (Christopher) Barton of Clayton, Stacy (Keith) Dasno of Clayton, and Zeb (Heather) Miller of Cape Vincent; seven grandchildren, Hunter Barton, Hayden Barton, Judson Dasno, Natalie Dasno, Kody Ludlow, Kadin Fox, and Delilah Miller; one brother, James (Cindy) of Michigan.
He his predeceased by his parents.
Donations can be made to the Jefferson County SPCA at www.jeffersoncountyspca.org/donate or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.
Rick, Nicole, and Aaron
We are so sorry to hear about David’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. May your trust in GOD comfort you all in this time. We love you.
Tina Thompson Hull
So very sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you ❤️. I hope that helps to comfort you in your time of need. May God watch over you and your family. I love you.
So sorry Christine and Chris and boys our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your family god speed
Penny and family, I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Suzanne sue Nelson
My dear sweet niece, and all of your family, I was so surprised, of David’s passing. My heart breaks for you Penny, because I know how very much you loved your husband. I only wish I could have been there for you, but my heart, thought’s, and prayers are there. I wish I could be there magically in the morning, and stay till you no longer need me, but life it’s self always get’s in the way of things. Please keep in touch, and know that I am here for you always. All my love, Aunt Suzie
Marlene Booth and Anne Knight
Penny & Family. We are so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a great family man and always very pleasant to talk to. He was a true friend to my Brother and I’m sure Dave is at the heavenly gates to welcome him. May the memories of Dave help you through this difficult time. Sending you all a big hug. Prayers are being sent to your family.
Pat and Pete Ledoux
Christine, Chris, Hunter and Haydon, we are so sorry for your loss and send our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Pat and Pete Ledoux
Yvonne, Jim and Anthony Pike
So sorry Stacy, Keith, Judson and Natalie for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
jaye lee haas
So sorry to hear of your loss prayers are woth you and the kids
Christine, Christopher, Hunter and Hayden I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you so often. Love you all❤️
Aunt Penny uncle David will be missed dearly im glad the girls got the chance to meet him.. our prayers are with you and the family in this time of loss. We love you and miss you
Heather, Rachael, Sophiea
My boyfriend Jaime and I are so sad to hear of Dave’s passing. We were lucky enough to have 2 charter fishing trips with Dave. We thought the world of him. We never have had a lot but Dave treated us as he treated everyone. He let Jaime help with the boat. I could go on and on about this guy. I’m sorry Penny, you two were soul mates!! Prayers to the family. I know he is up there fishing and teaching someone something pretty Magical.
Linda K Miller
Penny, it’s been many years and events since I saw you and David. Please accept my prayers and sorrow for your loss. I recently went to Danny’s funeral at Ft Custer. So now, Jim is the only one left. I’m so glad that you had David for so many years and many memories. Much love and sadness. Linda Miller