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.