Larry W. Miller


Larry W. "Beef" Miller, 74, of Frostburg passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 3, 1944, in Mount Savage.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley (Miller) Smith and step-father, Patrick Smith; in-laws, Earl Gordon and Betty (McBee) Gordon; and his aunt and uncle who raised him, Edna and Edger Beaver.
Surviving are his loving wife of 49 and a half years, Sherry (Gordon) Miller; sister-in-law, Gaylyn (Gordon) Wentz and husband, Nate, Mt Joy, Pa.; brother-in-law, John Gordon and wife, Melinda, Mount Savage; and numerous nephews and cousins.
He was especially proud of Adam Wentz and wife, Krista (Brandt); Andrew Wentz and wife, Jackie (Wonder), Bolingbrook, Ill.; Douglas Preston, Carlisle, Pa.; Kenneth Preston and wife, Karen Smith, Frostburg; Rosalie (Preston) Gearhart; and great-niece, Hazel Wentz.
Larry was owner of Millers Garbage for numerous years. He enjoyed watching and playing softball and baseball, and he traveled to many tournaments. Beef was an avid bowler until his stroke retired him from bowling. With the help of partner, Don Sisk, they won the Miller Lite Tournament as the first team from Allegany County to represent Maryland in the tournament in Reno, Nev. He loved to travel and see old-time music groups. Together with his wife, they had the Wanderers DJ Service and played at car shows and weddings. He was a West Virginia and Minnesota Vikings fan.
The family thanks Western Maryland Health System Hospice for the wonderful care and kindness through his illness, especially aide Keri, Cari, RN and Carrie, RN; Chaplin Seth; his home nurse he had before hospice, Kimberly RN and aide Lisa as well as everyone who called to check on Beef.
Friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Services will follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating.
In accordance with his wishes, Beef will be cremated following his service.
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Published on January 7, 2019
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