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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son Bruce Alan Miller CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son Bruce Alan Miller

Celebration of life service is planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PRESS STAFF in Local News

Community organizing events to benefit, support Miller family

A celebration of the lives of Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son Bruce Alan Miller will be held 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 10-11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the church.

The father and son died Jan. 21 in their Lehigh Township home, after an explosion and fire.

Buddy Miller Jr., 36, was the owner of Better Bid Tree Service for more than 15 years. His free time was spent fishing, hunting, rooting for the Eagles and Phillies, playing video games, bowling, snowboarding and spending time with his family and friends. He had a passion for cars, country music and being a prankster, according to his obituary. (See page A4.)

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company, c/o Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067. Online condolences may be made to the family at schislerfuneralhomes.com/obituary/bruce-miller-jr.

Ten-year-old Bruce Alan Miller loved playing Fortnite, could tell you the make and model of any car and was at his best when teaching his younger brother Carl how to take on the World, according to his obituary. (See page A4.)

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a local animal rescue shelter of choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at schislerfuneralhomes.com/obituary/bruce-miller.

Fundraisers are being held throughout the community.

A spaghetti dinner, silent basket raffle and bake sale will be held 1-8 p.m. March 2 at Roosevelt Democratic Club, 3980 Mountain View Drive, Danielsville. Tickets are available by calling 610-767-2664. All proceeds will benefit the Miller family.

A Miller memorial ride is being held 10 a.m.-7 p.m. April 27, starting at Becky’s Drive In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville. Bike registration starts 10 a.m.; the ride begins noon. Other highlights of the day include vendor displays, a moon bounce, trackless train ride, K-9 demonstration by Lehigh Township Police Department, basket raffle, deejay and food.

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will go to the Miller family; the remaining will go to Lehigh Township Police Department. For registration fee and other information, contact Janet Sheats at 484-239-1040 or janetsheats@aol.com.

A GoFundMe account, created Jan. 22 to cover funeral expenses and the cleanup of the property, had raised $30,625 of its $50,000 goal, as of press time Jan. 30. Contributions toward the Bruce Miller Jr. & Brucie Miller Memorial Fund can be made at gofundme.com/brucemillerjrandbruciemillermemorialfund.