GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania – Richard H. “Dick” Miller, age 75, of Greenville passed away Friday morning, August 25, 2017 at UPMC Hamot, Erie.
He was born in Allegheny County on May 22, 1942 a son of Frank and Sarah (Kellenbaugh) Miller.
He was a 1960 graduate of Ellwood City High School and attended Slippery Rock University and Thiel College.
On March 26, 1982 Dick married the former Diana Strosser, she survives.
He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville and he had been self-employed most all of life.
Throughout the years, Dick was passionately involved in politics and serving his community. He was a member and Past Chairman of the Mercer County Democratic Committee and at the age of 28, he was the youngest County Chairman of either party in the state of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Democrat State Platform Commission and had served on Governor Rendell’s Transition Committee. He was a member and Past Chairman of the Mercer County Industrial Authority from 1973-1985, was the first Chairman of the Mercer County Solid Waste Management Authority, served as Vice President of the Mercer County Development Corporation, was a founding member and longtime board member of Penn-Northwest Development Corporation as well as a founding member of the Greenville Economic Development Corporation, was Secretary of the Greenville Planning Commission from 1968-1985 and was a member of the Mercer County Planning Commission, served as Chairman of the Mercer County Land Bank Committee, was a member of the Mercer County Chapter of Pennsylvania Economy League and served as Executive Director of NW Pennsylvania Cooperation Council, was a member and past Board Member of the Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, was a member and Past President of Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, served as Treasurer of the Greenville Literacy Council, served as Mayor of Greenville from 2006-2010 and as Chairman and Treasurer of the Greenville Water Authority, served on the Board of Directors and was Past Secretary of the former Greenville Ice Rink, was a member of the Mercer County Career Center Advisory Board and was on the Board of Directors of the Mercer County School to Work Program, was a member of the Thiel College Business Haller Institute Board, served on the Board of Directors of the Mercer County United Way, was a member of the Greenville Area School District Technology Council, was a member of the Greenville Area Preservation Association and was a Manager of the NWPACC Benefit Trust.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Sara Barr and her husband, Randy of Greenville; a son, Joseph Miller and his wife, Maggie of Chicago, Illinois; a sister, Kathy Crans of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; his mother-in-law, Argena “Babe” Strosser-Mossman and her husband, Howard of Greenville and a grandson, Elliott Barr who was papa’s best friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
As per Dick’s wishes, cremation was chosen and services will be private and held at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 29 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.