John T. Miller Jr.
08/09/1947 - 08/16/2020

John T. “Jack” Miller Jr., 73, of Camp Hill and formerly of Hanover, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital. He was the husband of Winona L. (Eckard) Miller with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born August 9, 1947 in Hanover, he was the son of the late John T. Miller Sr. and Florence E. (Miller) Miller-Foglesong and was the stepson of Luther Foglesong. Jack was retired as a guidance counselor from Delone Catholic High School in McSherrystown after 39 years of service, and formerly worked as a school teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School, Hanover, having taught fifth through eighth grades for six years. He was a 1965 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, a 1969 graduate of Penn State University and a 1973 graduate of Western Maryland College. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hanover. Jack enjoyed woodcarving, gardening, fishing, crabbing, camping, caning chairs, and spending time with family, friends and especially his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Danielle Spila and husband Joseph of Mechanicsburg and Nicole L. Miller and wife Cynthia Montgomery of Enola; six granddaughters, Eileen Spila, Anne Marie Spila, Kate Spila, Isabelle Spila, Olivia Miller and Kennedy Miller; three siblings, Mary Ann Bixler and husband David of Abbottstown, Robert J. Miller and wife Madeline of Alexandria, VA and Christine Miller and wife Jen of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Miller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 21, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, with Rev. Philip Burger as celebrant. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover. Friends and relatives will be received Friday at St. Joseph Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Miller, Brian Eckard, Jason Kopp, Tony Bixler, Dave Bixler and Lee Myers. Memorial contributions in memory of Jack may be made to Delone Catholic High School, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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Posted at:08/18/2020 2:02 pm
Jason, Michelle, Alex, & Abby
Winnie, Denny, & Nicky, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family as we grieve with you. Uncle Jack, May all the fish you catch on your line, and all the crabs you land in your net be keepers. We will miss you.

Posted at:08/18/2020 7:07 pm
Robert Miller

Posted at:08/18/2020 7:07 pm
Robert Miller

Posted at:08/18/2020 8:08 pm
George & Manuela Hemler
Condolences and prayers on Jack's passing. We have fond memories of long ago. May he rest in our Lord's arms and God's peace be with your family. Bill & Lou Hemler and family.

Posted at:08/18/2020 8:08 pm
Theresa & Warren Eshbach

Posted at:08/18/2020 8:08 pm
Holly Kopp-Eshbach

Posted at:08/19/2020 1:01 am
Ron Myers
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May God bless and care for you. Jack is the best friend I've had in my life.

Posted at:08/19/2020 9:09 pm
Joseph Staub
Was lucky to have Mr. Miller teach me at Saint Joes, a guidance counselor at DCHS and a friend! A great man!!! Has been decades since we have seen each other but will always remember him being a father figure way back when. RIP!!!

Posted at:08/20/2020 9:09 am
Solomon family
Ms.Winnie and loved ones, we hold you close in heart and up in prayer. May God comfort you all now. The world is a better place having had Mr.Jack in it!

Posted at:08/20/2020 12:12 pm
Tom Klunk
Grew up down the street from Jack. He was 12 years my senior. I would see him when I stopped for a snowball from Steve or Chris. His first year of teaching at St. Joes he was my fifth grade teacher. Will always remember . RIP Jack.

Posted at:08/20/2020 8:08 pm
Kevin & Jen Eckard
Our deepest condolences to Winnie, Denny, Nicky, and all other family members. Jack was beloved by all and had an amazing kindness & caring heart. He will be greatly missed (but never forgotten).

Posted at:08/22/2020 7:07 am
Loretta M. Barnes
Mary, Dave, and family Sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He now starts his eternal life with God. May you find comfort remembering all the good times, memories, and love you all shared while he was here and now as he is watching over you. Our heartfelt sympathy is with you. Love you.

Posted at:08/22/2020 11:11 am
Jane Parsons
Winnie, Denny and Nicky, Sending our deepest condolences from the Parsons and Doyle families. May your loving memories of Jack bring you peace and comfort. Hope those memories will help ease your sorrow. So sorry for your loss. Fondly, Jane Doyle Parsons & Family

Posted at:08/22/2020 9:09 pm
Roberta and Gary Biesecker
Dear Winnie, Denny, and Nicky and Families Our sincerest sympathy to all of you. Jack was a great colleague and friend, and Gary and I always enjoyed camping trips with your family. We have many fond memories of evenings around the campfire and Jack's great sense of humor. We can still remember him grilling asparagus from your garden and sausage (over a flaming oil drum) late in the evening. Jack was a very caring person who loved helping others, and we regret that he did not have more time on earth to continue doing that. We will miss him! We pray for God's continuing presence with you as you grieve. Love, Roberta (Bobbi) and Gary Biesecker

Posted at:08/27/2020 8:08 pm
Mark Rose
Winnie & Family, I was so shocked and sad to hear that Jack passed away. I have great memories of the years we spent visiting and tagging along on some of your trips. Very fun times at the shore when we went and got to watch Jack in action carving some great wooden gems he could make. I also remember the 1st time ever I went camping, we got a cabin while you guys had the camper. I still remember when at the fire ring I had a brilliant idea to keep the fire going. The paper started flying away all lit up. Jack never raised his voice, I could see the look in his eyes of how can one (me) be so dumb. I thought I was going to burn down the entire campground. He said it would be ok, but I knew what he was thinking!! Also we spent many time at Ryans Buffet(loved that place) and the great Christmas parties you had at your house. I appreciated every bit of time I spent with you all. Jack was a wonderful man!!! May God bless Jack and watch over all you guys during this difficult time!! Love and peace to you, Mark Rose Pittsburgh, Pa

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