Dennis Charles Miller – December 20, 2017

Livonia: Dennis Charles Miller died suddenly on December 20, 2017 at age 74. He is survived by his wife of forty-eight years, Nancy Miller of Livonia; son Thomas Miller of Rochester; brothers Michael (Daphne) of Elk Grove, CA and Mark (Cheryl) of Abilene, KS; sister Judith (James) Chapman of Coatesville, PA; sister-in-law Carol English of Wellsville; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends in the Livonia and Avon communities. He was predeceased by his sister Constance Bartlett.

Dennis was born in Dallastown, PA, the son of Charles and Stella (Bialczak) Miller. After graduating from St. Bernard’s High School in Bradford, PA in 1961, he immediately enlisted in the United States Navy, with assignments in Naples, Italy and on the USS Forrestal. He then attended SUNY Fredonia, earning his BA degree in 1968. Dennis began teaching and had a thirty-four year career as an English Teacher at Livonia Central School before retiring in 2003. Dennis was an active member of Central Presbyterian Church in Avon and enjoyed golf, pickleball, camping, other outdoor activities, researching family history, and traveling the world with his family.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 28 from 4-7 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Livonia, NY. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 133 Genesee Street, Avon, NY 14414. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Presbyterian Church at the address above. To send a condolence or share a memory, please visit:


9 thoughts on “Dennis Charles Miller – December 20, 2017

  1. Dear Nancy and family,
    So very sorry for your loss! Dennis was a kind, gentle, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by so many. Prayers to you and your family.
    Love Wendy Monroe

  2. Nancy,

    I just heard this news an hour ago and am so, so sorry to learn of Den’s passing. I am thinking of you and Tom at this sad time. My heart is breaking for you.
    May God grant you his blessings and peace.

  3. My condolences to Mr. Miller’s family. I had both Mr. Miller in High School and Mrs. Miller in Middle School. A good teacher and kind man. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sandy (White) Klossner
    Class of ‘82

  4. Sorry for your loss. We are so glad you came to visit with us this summer. Nancy, please stay in touch. We always loved Dennis’ humor.

  5. Mr. Miller, you will always be remembered as my most interesting English teacher. Modern novels was my favorite subject with you, with all the things that happen in the world, The Sun Also Rises. Will be thinking of his family in the coming days. Class of 1974

  6. Nancy and family.
    My sincere condolences on your loss. When I heard of Dennis’ passing I remember him staying at my Grandparents when he first started in Livonia. I always remember him as a kind, friendly, caring person. My grandparents thought a lot about him. I also remember attending your wedding with my Grandparents. Dennis was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed. I pray you will find comfort in the lifetime of memories you shared.
    Many prayers,
    Lynda Robinson ( granddaughter of Carl and Mildred Drain)

  7. My English teacher for years…
    Always had a funny story of some sort….
    My condolences

  8. God bless him!!!! Many prayers to his family and wonderful memories of having him as a teacher back un the early 80’s. Same for his wife!

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