Joshua Miller

Obituary of Joshua D. Miller

Trooper Joshua D. Miller 34 of Pittston, Pa. died June 7, 2009 while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Josh was born June 13, 1974 son of Walter Miller of Pittston and Peggy Miller of Plymouth. Josh graduated from Pittston Area High School, Class of 1992. He then enlisted in the United Stated Marine Corps in 1993, serving honorably & achieving the rank of Corporal upon his discharge. Upon his separation from active duty he worked at the Monroe County Correctional Facility. While working there, Josh enrolled at Lackawanna Junior College; and attended the Act 120 course. Upon graduation from Act 120, Josh joined the Tunkhannock Borough Police department 1999 where he worked until September of 2002 when he then joined the Pennsylvania State Police. Josh worked at the Bethlehem barracks, then transferring to the Swiftwater barracks., while there he was selected to be a member of an elite unit that conducted aggressive patrol within the Monroe County area of PSP operations. Josh took pride in training new troopers & hoped to instill his work ethic in these new young troopers. While off duty Josh enjoyed hunting with his wife and spending quality time with his family and friends. Staying physically fit played a large role in Josh’s life, as was evident in his high level of preparedness. In 2001 Josh met his wife Angela and they were married in October 2005. Surviving are his wife the former Angela Bowman of Laceyville now of Pittston, PA. Daughters, Justine Miller 16, Breana Miller 13 and Joslyn Miller 2 . Mother, Peggy Hurysh and Stepfather, Michael Hurysh. Stepmother, Laurie Blake of Duryea. Sister, Kelly Naples and Brother in law David Naples. Sister Season Hurysh. Brother Jeremy Miller & Ciara Gregory. Brothers, Daniel, Joel and Jacob Miller. Josh was preceded in death by his father Walter in 1998. Surviving also are mother-in-law Robin Brown & Bill Pickett of Laceyville, father-in-law Doug Bowman of Laceyville, Step father-in-law John Taluba of Laceyville, brother in law Stephen Bowman & Jen Hill of Laceyville, sister-in-law Brandy Taluba & Chris Norton of Silvara ,brother in law Mark Taluba & Stephanie Temple of Glen Rock, as well as several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers any donations can be made to the Josh Miller Memorial Fund c/o P&G Federal Credit Union , 51 Warren Street Tunkhannock, Pa 18657. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 12 at 11:00 AM from the Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout St. Yatesville, PA with Pastor Lori Robinson. Interment will be held at the Lacey St. Cemetery Laceyville, PA with formal Pennsylvania State Police and Military Honors. Friends and family may call at the Pittston Area High School on Thursday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
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Friday
12
June

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, June 12, 2009
Pittston Area High School
5 Stout St.
Yatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
Service Time: 11:00 AM