Bradford "Bucky" R. Miller, age 84, a former resident of White Oak, Dravosburg, and Elizabeth, died July 27, 2021, at Manor Care Health Services-Whitehall. Born August 5, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late C. Bradford and Mildred (Fowler) Miller.
Brad was an avid outdoorsman, lover of jazz music and enjoyed spending time at his camp in Cook Forest for over 40 years. A graduate of McKeesport High School in 1954, he was a self-employed Carpenter Craftsman and co-owner of Miller & Newton Construction.
He is survived by: his children - Gary Miller, Barbara Ann (Michael) Anderson, Sharon (Anthony) Tardio, Jeffrey Miller, and Marc (Jennifer) Miller; grandchildren - Ryan Miller, Sara (Bill) Hefner, AJ (Courtney) Tardio, Christopher Tardio, Elliot (fiancée Michelle Montana) Miller, Isaac Miller, Lydia Miller, Owen Miller, Hannah Anderson, Nathanael Anderson; six great-grandchildren; and his ex-wife and close friend Ellen Clare (Quinn) Miller.
He was also preceded in death by daughter-in-law Pamela (Butts) Miller, his cherished partner of 30 years, Carole Donofrio, and his sister, Jean Gleditsch.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. There will be no gathering or viewing at the funeral home. The family will have a remembrance gathering at a later date. Consistent with his wishes, his remains will be laid to rest in the Cook Forest Area in a private ceremony.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.
Originally published July 29, 2021.