Dr. Ross S. Miller

Born: Sun., Dec. 10, 1933
Died: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 28, 2019
Location: Mother of Sorrows Church

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Doctor Ross Samuel Miller, 85, of Murrysville passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was born December 10, 1933 in Macdonaldton, PA, son of the late Harvey and Karman Miller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Miller, and a sister, Darlene Pirlo. Ross was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School and served as a captain in the Air Force Reserve. He worked at his family dental practice in Murrysville for over 60 years, assisted by his sisters, Rosemary, his dental hygienist and Janet who managed the office. In addition, he served as the dentist for the Franklin Regional School District for 50 years. He was a member and officer of the Murrysville American Legion Post 711, helping to expand its membership and instrumental in keeping the Post active. Ross was a Franklin Township supervisor for six years during which time he laid the foundations necessary for its designation as a borough in the 1970’s. He was an officer and lifetime member of the Murrysville Historical and Preservation Society. He was a staunch political activist, volunteering with the Murrysville Export Republican Committee. Ross was a true American Patriot, always showing his support for the red, white and blue. He was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and through his diligence and tenacity the building remains in their hands. Ross enjoyed many hobbies including gardening with his wife, cooking and grilling for the many family gatherings, attending Steelers games with family and friends, and attending various performing arts events. He was a generous and giving person, as those who knew him can attest. He modeled his life by the poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling and pledged his loyalties to God, Family and Country. He is survived by his loving children, Kurt Miller, Annette Smouse, Cheryl Schoone, Maria Miller, Rose Young, Eric Miller, and Mike Miller; three sisters, Kathryn Skero, Janet and Rosemary Miller; thirteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, December 28th at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville in the narthex with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hillsdale College, designated to Dr. Ross Miller D.A.F., 33 East College Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.

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scott barnhart
   Posted Sun November 24, 2019
Even though we did not know each other for a long time Ross was always laughing and making jokes. A true joy to be around. When around him you felt like part of his family. I will never forget his "Miller Specials". My sincere condolences to the family of a great man.

Covey Wise
   Posted Mon November 25, 2019
Dr. Miller (Doc) was always a joy to be around. He will be missed. Prayers for your family.

Valarie & Dennis Fearon
   Posted Mon November 25, 2019
Our heart felt sympathy to Janet, Rose and the Miller Family. Doctor Miller will be missed by us.

Greg Thatcher
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
Rosemary and Janet, so sorry to learn of this. I will be praying for Ross and all family. His tough little alligator will miss him. I'm so sorry I won't be able to make his funeral Mass.

Mark G. Visnic
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019
Ross was a grand representative of the “Greatest Generation.” I will remember him fondly for his passion and joy in discussing investing and politics, his wonderful sense of humor, and the twinkle in his eyes when he would laugh in sharing a joke.

Joe Grado
   Posted Wed December 04, 2019
I met Ross through the American Legion over 10 years ago. He always had a token for my daughter every time he saw her. A great American who will be missed.

Carrie 'Betsy' Sowash
   Posted Sat December 14, 2019
To the entire Miller Clan. So sorry to hear this. Your dad was not only my dentist, but he shared gardening and talking politics with my dad. As you enter your journey of grief, I pray that you are comforted by good memories and special moments with your dad. Also prayers of peac to you all. Love, Betsy.

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