Fredendall Funeral Home
Thursday April 22nd, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Michael J. Miller
Michael J. Miller, 63, of Knox died April 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was a 1976 graduate of Warsaw Central School and a 1980 graduate of the State University at Oneonta. He was a Program Manager for NYS Tax and Finance Departmentfor 33 years. Mike loved spending time with his family and enjoyed being outdoors. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 25 years, Ellen (Parmerter) Miller; his children, Haley Miller of Fultonville, and Dillon Miller of Knox; his mother Kathleen (Shakely) Miller of Warsaw; his sister Lisa (Mike) Patterson of Warsaw; his brother Kevin (Suzenne) Miller of Warsaw; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his son, Matthew Howard Miller, and his father, Howard J. Miller. Family and friends are invited to attend services on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 4pm to 7pm at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont, NY. There will be an additional service in Warsaw, NY on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11am at the United Church of Warsaw, 22 South Main Street, Warsaw, NY. A private burial will be at a later date. Donations may be made in memory of Mike to Helderberg Ambulance, 978 Cole Hill Rd., East Berne, NY.
In memory of Mike, do as he did every day of his life, be kind and always do the right thing.
Mike was a kind and knowledgeable gentleman. He was our Program Manager and always would make time for you. At times I would need to visit his office to ask him a question. After answering, he always would ask about my family and how my children were doing. I would update him and ask him how his family was. He always put you at ease and I felt comfortable speaking with him. Mike will be missed. Our office will not be the same. My prayers and condolences to his family. Rest in Peace.
Stephen Glogowski May 4 2021 12:00 AM
One day at a time Ellen. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have known Mike for more than 30 years working in Tax. He was one of the nicest people I've ever met. He was a coworker, supervisor and friend. I cherished him as a friend most of all. I am so fortunate to be able to call him that. I learned so much from him over the years. And yes, he always had a smile on his face and was always kind to everyone. He was so special!! Prayers, Sue Douaihy
Sue Douaihy Apr 22 2021 12:00 AM
"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." Henry James. Mike, you were truly a kind and considerate person. So sorry about your passing. May the Lord comfort and strengthen your family and loved ones. You will be sorely missed. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Olubunmi Erogbogbo
Olubunmi Erogbogbo Apr 22 2021 12:00 AM
Shocking news to hear about Mike and my sincere condolances to the family. When your raised from a super great family, chances of turning out pretty super are highly rated and Mike was pretty great. I know through this diffulcult time that there will be one thing that will be mentioned over and over and that will be how Mike was one of the nicest guys to know. I hope that can give you some comfort during this diffulcult time. Ellen, I'm thinking of you. I am so incredibly sorry and saddened. Holly Granger
Holly Granger Apr 21 2021 12:00 AM
My prayers and thoughts go out to Mikes family . I worked for tax 10 years and would see Mike often in the hall or in his dept. Mike was always kind and pleasant. The world lost a good one. May he Rest In Peace.
Laurie Leahey Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM
To Mike's family - I had the honor and privilege to work in Desk Audit for ten years, Mike made an effort to get to know everyone, no matter what your position was and he would always say hello when you met him in the hall or walking outside. I pray that you will find comfort in all the wonderful words that you receive from all the people who's lives Mike has touched during his years in Tax and Finance. Death Is Nothing At All Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just round the corner. All is well. By Henry Scott-Holland (1910)
Michelle Wagner Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM
Ellen and family Wishing you comfort during this difficult time. Mike was a role model to everyone that had the privilege to know him. His family at Tax & Finance will miss him greatly. One of the highlights of the year for me was to see Mike ditch the tie, suit up in his jeans and sneakers and gear up as grill master for our annual employee picnic at work. My life has been enriched having Mike in it.
Brian Galarneau Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I worked with him for many years on different projects. He was such a nice, kind person. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Agnes Arnold Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM
Ellen and family - I worked with Mike at Tax. Mike was one of the kindest, nicest, most professional people I have ever been privileged to know. He was always so willing to step in and help, and was just so kind during every single interaction we had. I am so incredibly sad to hear of his death. He will truly be missed.
Lori Antolick Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM
Ellen, Haley and Dillon we are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a great person and will be missed by everyone he knew. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love. Bob and Brenda Beach
Brenda Beach Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM