Cyril Miller, Jr., age 88 of Louisville passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
He was born October 16, 1924 in Golden Pond, KY
Cyril enlisted in the United States Navy, right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, where he served in the Pacific Fleet during WWII. Following the Navy, He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 24 years. In the Marines, he served in the 1st Marine Division, and was involved in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Miller had extraordinary devotion to his family. His wife, Suziko, was injured in a car accident in the 1960’s and confined to a hospital bed the remainder of her life.. While being cared for in a nursing facility, Mr. Miller devoutly visited her every day until her death in 1985. During that time, he was raising their children, John & Susan, and participating as a band parent, carpool driver and chaperone in all of their activities. After Suziko’s death Mr. Miller moved to Louisville where he volunteered at the Louisville Zoo for many years and for the USA Harvest.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Susan Rose (Corey); three grandsons, Michael and Jacob Rose and Brandon Lawrence; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Minnie Miller, Sr.; his wife, Suziko Ozaki Miller; a son, John C. Miller; two brothers, John Gordon Miller and Hugh Miller, Sr. and a sister, Mary Miller Bacon.
Visitation will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 11:30 till 12:30 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Graveside Memorial service will be held at The Bogard Cemetery in LBL on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.