Donald W. Miller, 73, a lifelong resident of Beaver County, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at the V.A. Hospital, H.J. Heinz Campus, Aspinwall, PA.
Raised in Monaca, he was a son of the late Albert Miller and Gertrude Miller Seitz.
Don was a proud Vietnam veteran having served with the U. S. Marine Corps’ Third Battalion Fourth
Marines. His awards and decorations included the Purple Heart Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal
with One Star, the Meritorious Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Don remained active in
Veteran organizations as the former commander and member of the Beaver County Special Unit, the
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #862, the Patriot Guard, the Rochester V.F.W. Post 128 and
the Baden American Legion Post #0641. Don was also a part of the security team guarding the
the Vietnam Traveling Wall when it passed through Beaver County and some of his military photos
were used as props in the 1988 movie, Dominick and Eugene. As a young man he enjoyed
playing polo as a member of the Darlington Polo Club and Motocross racing. He was a longtime
Harley Davidson owner and enthusiast. Don spent his working career as a railroader, retiring as a
conductor. He was Protestant by faith.
Don leaves a daughter, Kerri (Joseph) Acierno of McCandless Twp. and a son, Don (Jen) Miller of N.
Huntingdon, Twp. Two grandchildren, Kelly and John, a sister Glenda Beringer of Economy, a
brother, K.W. ‘Spike’ Miller of New Brighton and multiple grand dogs.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death nine years by a brother, Jim Miller.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2-4 and 7–9 p.m. in the
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where funeral services
will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. Interment will follow with full military honors by the Vietnam Veterans of
America, Chapter #862 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired to the Disabled Veterans of
America (DAV.org) or the Alzheimer’s (Dementia) Association (alz.org).
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