Leroy A. Miley, 78, of Carbondale, died Friday May 19th at Advent Health Tampa, FL. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Mannion; the couple had been married for 56 years.
Born in New York City, son of Dorothy L. Timmermans Miley, Carbondale, and the late Arthur L. Miley, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. He was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Class of 1962, Carbondale, and was always involved in the planning of his class’s reunions. Roy was a veteran of the United States Army. After leaving the service, his first job was at Capital Records as a Computer Programmer Manager, and he later retired as a Computer Programmer for Tri-County Human Services, Carbondale. Together with his wife Ruth, the couple also ran a ceramics business in Carbondale for ten years. Roy was an avid fan of music. He sang in the Scranton Barbershop Chorus and was a fan of the University of Pittsburgh Varsity Marching Band and the Penn State Blue Band; he was a member of the Society for the Preservation of BarberShop Quartet Singing in the United States. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved to travel, especially when it was to visit his grandchildren. Roy enjoyed playing golf with his friends and sons. He had a passion for planting flowers in his yard each spring and growing vegetables each summer. Roy loved serving his county and was a devoted patriot to our wonderful nation. As a devout Catholic, he said the rosary daily. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, watching them play every chance he got; he especially enjoyed going to watch them play in New York with his best friend, Chauncey Zazzera.
In addition to his mother Dorothy and wife Ruth, also surviving are four children: Arthur Miley, State College; Jeffrey Miley and wife Kristian and their children Ryan and Aidan, all of Land O’Lakes, FL; Maribeth Miley and fiancé Carl Mignano, Blakely; Wesley Miley and wife Renee and their children: Connor and Catherine, Big Flats, NY; a brother: Raymond E. Miley and wife Marilyn, Tannersville; a sister: Maria L. Miley, Carbondale; an aunt: Gail Corrado and husband Raymond, Garden City, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral will be Saturday, May 27th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Rose of Lima Church, Carbondale. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill. Friends may call Friday at the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale, from 4 to 7 pm. All those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church on Saturday morning.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Rose of Lima Church Building Fund, 6 N. Church St., Carbondale, PA 18407 or the Carbondale Public Library, 5 N. Main St. Carbondale, PA 18407.
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