March 20, 2019
A memorial service for Frederick Joseph Miller, 77, of Ipswich, will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Gramm Funeral Home, 720 N 6th Street in Ipswich.
Frederick passed away on March 15, 2019.
Frederick was born to Andrew and Irene Miller on June 25, 1941 in North Olmstead, Ohio. In 1956, he and his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he graduated from Camelback High School in 1959. He then met and married the love of his life, Marjorie J. (White) Miller on April 28, 1962, and joined the US Air Force, in 1966.
In his free time, Fred loved looking at and working on classic cars, listening to Neil Diamond, working with stained-glass, playing solitaire and in his younger years, playing the cornet in a jazz band. After retirement, there were many trips taken with his wife in their motor home, and visiting their home state.
Fred was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Always a compassionate and easy-going man, there were countless hours spent with friends and family.
Frederick enlisted in the US Air Force in 1966, and served until 1972. In that time, he obtained the rank of Sergeant. From 1969-1970, Fred was deployed with the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, "The Gun Fighters," at DaNang, Air Base. It was here that he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal as an F-4E Crew Chief with the 4th Tactical Fighter Squadron. When his military service ended, he began working for the Mountain Bell Phone Company in Phoenix, Arizona in which he put forth exemplary work for 25 years, until his retirement in 1995.
Fred is survived by his wife of 56 years; his three children, Lisa Reyes, Brian Miller and Danielle Bowers; four grandchildren, Ashley Tober, Zachary Reyes, Mckenzie and Reaghan Bowers; and great-granddaughter, Paisley Griffin.
He is proceeded in death by his parents and brother, John A. Miller.
Services with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. grammfuneralhome.com