Arthur E. Miller

Arthur E. Miller

COLDEN — Arthur E. Miller of State Road, passed away early Tuesday morning July 11, 2017 at the Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, NY. Art was 86 years old.

Born March 1, 1931 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Arthur and Loretta (Voight) Miller.

Art owned and operated the Colden General Store in Colden for many years. Prior to him owning Colden’s General Store, he worked for Stanley Tools out of Orchard Park. Art was an exempt member of the Colden Volunteer Fire Department and was a past member of the Colden Rod and Gun Club.

Art married the former Lois Jones. Lois passed away in November of 2005.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Terry) Payne, Jeannine (late Scott) Smith and Mary Louise (Robert) Anderson all of Florida; and a son, Arthur (Diane) Miller of Forestville. Twelve grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren also survive, along with Lois’ children, Robert Koch of NC, Susan Ostrowski of Buffalo and April Bapst of Springville. Art is also survived by two sisters, Loretta Ann Anker of Buffalo and Rita White of Orchard Park, and a brother, James (Shirley) Miller also of Orchard Park. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Besides his parents and wife, Art is preceded in death by a granddaughter Julia Reddick (Jeannine’s daughter), stepson James Koch and a brother Ed Miller.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda, (716)532-4200 from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the GRIFFIN MILLS CEMETERY, Westfalls, NY (please assemble at cemetery). The cemetery is located behind St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Westfalls on Westfalls Road. Fr. Jeremiah Miller (Art’s grandson) will conduct prayers.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Buffalo, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240.