Gilbert Matthew Miller

Port Allegany - Gilbert Matthew "Gib" "Granpy" Miller, Sr., 79, of Port Allegany, passed away Tuesday (September 28, 2021) after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.

 

He was born August 2, 1942 in Olean, NY, the son of Gerald and Thelma Harvey Miller . On October 21, 1961, in St. Gabriel's Church, Port Allegany, he married Mary Ann "Meme" Miller, who survives.

 

Mr. Miller was a 1960 graduate of Port Allegany High School and was employed for five years at Pittsburgh-Corning in Port Allegany before going to work for Pierce Glass, ultimately Ardagh Group of Port Allegany, retiring after 40 years in 2005.

 

Gib had a strong work ethic and desire to take care of his family and others first.  His greatest joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He considered one of his greatest accomplishments was serving Mass at St. Gabriel Church as an altar server for daily Mass before he went to school from second grade through his senior year. 

 

Gib loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and trapper.  He passed that passion on to his children and grandchildren.  He was always ready to share his “secrets” and skill to anyone interested.  He was a member of St. Gabriel Church, Port Allegany, served on the Port Allegany Borough Council, was a lifetime member of the PA Fish & Game Commission, and a member of the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

Two sons:  Gilbert M. (Sheila) Miller, Jr. and Todd M. (Teresa) Miller, both of Port Allegany

One daughter:  Debra L. (Bill) Kinney of Port Allegany

Grandchildren:  Cody (Lacey) Miller, Trey Miller, Krista Miller, Kord (Krissy) Kinney, Craig (Stacey) Kinney, Justine Kinney, Tyce (Kaylee) Miller, Trent (Brianna) Miller and Teagen (Troy) Schroeder

9 great-grandchildren

One brother: James Harvey (Betty) Miller of Port Allegany and several nieces and nephews

 

In addition to his parents, Gib was preceded in death by one brother, Richard A. Miller.

 

There will be no visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 1 at 11 AM from the St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as Celebrant.  Burial will be in Annin Creek Cemetery. A luncheon gathering will be held at 12:30 PM at the Port Allegany Veterans Memorial building and all friends are encouraged to attend and share a fond memory of Gib with the family.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Gabriel’s Church, Port Allegany, PA, or a charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.