Ronald P. Miller
Ronald P. Miller, 85, passed away after a long illness on March 23, 2022 under hospice care.
Ron was born on September 24, 1936. Upon graduation from high school, Ron attended the GM Institute and worked as a draftsman for GM, Republic Steel, and various companies. Ron loved Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, fishing, camping, and spending time with his friends and family.
Ron was a dedicated fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Rays. A day didn’t go by when Ron wasn’t wearing his favorite cap, a Christmas gift given to him in celebration of the Lightning’s Stanley Cup back-to-back wins.
Ron is survived by his step-son John (Kimberly) McFall; step-daughter Tammy (Mike) Roberts; sister Peggy (James) Bailey; grandchildren Sean McFall, Maximos McFall, Sebastian McFall, Alexander McFall, Eric Roberts and Randee Roberts; several nieces and nephews; and his niece & caregiver for the past four years Vicki (Heltunen) Veasey.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Hilda (Harju) Miller, wife Barbara (McFall) Miller, step-daughter Jill (McFall) Nelson, step-son-in-law Paul Nelson, sister Phyllis (Miller) Heltunen, brother-in-law Paul Heltunen, and his friend Mary Lou Styninger.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Royal Oak, Michigan.