J. LeeMiller

April 04, 1945 - October 30, 2018

Visitation: Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Saturday 10 a.m. at Conway Alliance Church

J. Lee Miller, Director of Penn State Extension of Beaver County for nearly 40 years, passed away on October 30, 2018 surrounded by his entire family. Born in Big Run, on April 4, 1945, son of the late Lon and Mildred Miller. Beloved husband of Jane Miller, whom he married July 20, 1974; loving father of Laura Miller, Kristen (Derek) Lang, and Jenna Miller; proud grandpa of Dean, Evelyn, and Wyatt; brother of Irene (Ed) Smith and the late Lucille (Jay) Gaul.
Family and friends will be received Friday from 2-4, 6-8 at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp. Funeral Services will be held at Conway Alliance Church, Saturday at 10am. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

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  • Joseph Harteis

    Lee was our Assistant County agent in Cambria County for several years. He was Kind, Patient and very knowledgeable. He was a great Blessing to me and my (13) siblings involved with Penn State Extension Service and 4-H RIP Lee

  • Nancy Ostiguy

    Lee was alway wonderful when we worked together on bee “stuff”.

  • Alan Michael

    I was sad to learn of Lee’s passing. We were friends from the years I was in Allegheny county. Lee was always smiling and happy and I looked forward to see him at extension events. My sympathies to your whole family.

  • Amy Krebs

    My deepest sympathy goes to Lee’s entire family. During my years at Penn State Beaver, I had various opportunities to interact with Lee, who was always a kind, thoughtful person. I know he’ll be missed by many.

  • Norm Conrad

    I had the joy and privilege to work with Lee as an extension agent for over 20 years until his retirement. We shared one week each year at Farm Show in Harrisburg doing 8 hours of live radio broadcasts each day and I learner a lot from Lee’s broadcasts on the KDKA interviews. We travelled at NACAA conferences and national workshops and he would share stories and his pride about you three girts and your accomplishments when we shared late night meals away from our loved ones. In that way he was caring and different from many other agents. Lee was a loving dad husband; a co=worker who helped to share his skills and experiences with me. I’ll miss and remember him fondly every time I eat a spoonful of honey !!!! With deepest condolences – Norm Conrad retired Union County Extension agent

  • James C Cowden

    In remembrance of Lee Miller, who was a fellow County Extension Director in Pennsylvania, President of the Pennsylvania Association of County Agricultural Agents, an astute beekeeper and gardener. Some of my best memories of Lee were attending and traveling together to NACAA meetings in Casper, Wyoming, St.Paul, Minnesota, and Omaha, Nebraska. We also hunted together in Washington County, PA. I always counted on Lee to be a friend and a mentor. My deepest sympathy to his family. You are in my prayers.

  • Tina Hartman

    Thinking of you and praying for you during this time of great loss. With my deepest sympathy, Tina Hartman (Laurie’s friend from North Mar Church)

  • Frannie and Bo Stone

    We met Lee 24 years ago when Bo and I were completing our Masters Gardeners Program. Lee was so kind and such a wealth of information of all things agricultural, living and growing. We became reacquainted thru the Beaver Valley Beekeepers Association, which we joined 9 years ago. Again, so much knowledge and so willing to pass it along.

    We would say we will pray for Lee, but his life seemed a prayer of working in concert with the Creator to protect all of His Creation.
    Our prayers are for the family that they will be sustained until we prayerfully all meet Lee in Paradise, where no doubt he will be “teaching” all of the newbie gardeners and beekeepers.

  • Mary Alice Gettings

    Dear Jane, Laurie, Kristie, and Jenna, Lee meant the world to me. He wasn’t just my supervisor, he was my friend. He taught me so much when I came to Extension and his love and passion for the organization definitely influenced me, and I felt the same way. He will never be replaced. And, he has been missed. I am sorry you’ve all had to go through so much over these last several years. My prayers will continue to be with you.
    Mary Alice

  • Deno De Ciantis

    My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Lee’s family. He was an outstanding human being always willing to help and dedicated to his community. I am sorry I am unable to be there to express my sympathies in person. Please accept this note as an expression of my friendship and respect for Lee.

  • Ben H Cooper

    Thanks for your years of friendship and for all you did to promote beekeeping in Pennsylvania. ED6BLnjoy your eternal home in heaven.

  • Gary L Sheppard

    I enjoyed working with the largest “livestock” producer in Beaver County for many years in Extension. He always looked for the good in people and was one of the kindest people you could ever meet. Peace to all his family. RIP Lee.

  • Judy Dodaro

    You started my love for honey bees. I loved your honey, working with you and learning about capons from you. My thoughts and prayers and with your family.

  • Julie Watrous McMains

    Sending my love and prayers to Aunt Jane, cousins Laura, Kristie, Derek and Jenna on the loss of your beloved husband and father. He was a wonderful husband, father and an uncle to me and Lorene. He will be dearly missed by all of us. He always gave so much of his time to others in need. May you all take comfort knowing that he is with our Savior and in good health now.

  • Ted Sockaci and Family

    Please accept our condolences on Lee’s passing. We dealt with Lee many times over the years. He was a true leader and provided sound advice for our farm operation in Fombell. He was a gracious, soft-spoken, and kind man and was a great help to the farmers and gardeners in the area. We will miss him.

  • Mary Kay Yuran Olshanski

    We knew Lee well through 4-H in the 1970’s. He came to our home many times, helping us with our projects. My brother actually gave him one of our prized insect collections. What a good man.

  • Karen Malone

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Lee was the best! He helped me so much as a new grower and gave me the best advice on what to grow and how to make healthy plants. He was always willing to share his vast knowledge and he always continues to learn himself, sharing his new found information freely. I found out today at the Beaver Farmers Market that Lee had passed. I am so sorry to all the family. I would have been to the service and viewing had I known. My heart felt prayers to all of you. May God’s peace surround your homes by knowing Lee was a child of God. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Karen May Malone

  • David & Linda Hackenberg

    Jane, Laura, Kristen and Jenna,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. It was always so good to talk with Lee at the bee meetings . He was sooo good at judging honey.
    With Deepest Sympathy
    Love and Prayers
    David & Linda Hackenberg


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