George Miller

George Andrew Miller

January 25, 1929 — September 22, 2014

George Andrew Miller passed away in his sleep Sept. 22, 2014, he had been battling cancer for the last three years.

George was born in Amsterdam, Ohio on Jan. 25, 1929 and later moved to the East Coast, where he got his love for the sea. George met his wife, Annie Romanski, in Rhode Island, and they married on Oct. 24, 1953. They later moved to Hibbing, Minn., where they raised their six children; the family later moved to Friday Harbor, Wash., where they stayed.

George had several jobs over the years, as a taxi driver, working at Montgomery Wards, and in forestry. While living on San Juan Island he worked for Burt Lawson and Pope’s Lumber.

George had a great love for the sea, he had three boats in his lifetime – The Little Orphan Annie, The Downwind and SeaGramps. His favorite spot for fishing was Westcott Bay.

He had a wonderful companion in his dog, Lady, who, for over 15 years, was always by his side. He also had a wonderful caretaker, Monica Clearwater, who graciously put up with his unique humor. Also a neighbor, Cynthia Crawley, who looked in on him often.

George was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1959 in Hibbling, Minn. and continued as one until his death.

George is survived by his wife Annie, his six children Bill (wife-Debbie), George (wife–Chris), JoAnne, Barney, Mike, and Donna (husband–Donald) as well as grandchildren, Daphine, Kesha, Tiana, Joseph, Brea, Leah, Brennan and Devon. Great grandchildren: Roman, Corbin, Gavin, Jack, Ella, Jordan, Ashley, Brandy, Dillion. Also a sister – Deloris Yorkell.

George found great joy in being around all his children and enjoying many special memories with them in his last week. Memorial services were held Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 225 Malcolm Street.

— Family of George Miller