David Miller

1946 - 2019

MOUNT VISION – David Miller, 72, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mount Vision Thursday morning, February 28, 2019. 

He was born October 4, 1946, in Albany, a son of Alfred Durwood Miller and Pearl M. Wasson Miller. Raised and educated in Oneonta, Dave attended college and then entered the military. He proudly served in the United States Army from March 8, 1966, until he received his Honorable Discharge on February 23, 1968. 

That same year, he met Donna Marie Marlette, and on October 25, 1969, they were married in a ceremony at her parent’s home in Mount Vision. For the past 33 years Dave and Donna have made their home in Mount Vision, and shared almost 50 years of marriage together. 

Through the years, Dave was employed at Volkswagen, Bresee’s and Samson Floors in Oneonta. He retired from New York Central Mutual in Edmeston where he was employed as an insurance investigator. 

Dave most enjoyed spending time with his family-it was always all about them. He and his wife also spent many years coaching Special Olympics. He will be greatly missed by his entire family and circle of friends. 

Dave is survived by his wife of 49 years, Donna M. Miller of Mount Vision; their five sons, Gregory Miller and wife, Becky of Van Etten, Todd Miller and wife, Dayle of Bainbridge, Joshua Miller and wife, Nicole of Virginia, James Miller and wife, Cara of Richfield Springs, and Bernarr Miller of Oneonta; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Vicki and Cari; a brother, Nathaniel; and many nieces and nephews. 

He is further survived by his mother-in-law, Bernice Marlette of Oneonta, and his wife’s siblings, Jennie May Folts of Scottsdale, AZ, Marilynn M. Folts of Toddsville, Gloria Beers and husband Bradley of Mount Vision, Gerald Marlette and wife Lora of Mount Vision and Jerry Marlette and wife Christie of Unadilla, and their families. 

Graveside Services for David will be offered at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in the Mount Vision Cemetery, with the Rev. James Crouthamel officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the Cooperstown Veterans Club and the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard.

Donations in memory of Dave may be made to Special Olympics New York, 504 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.