on June 8, 2013 - 5:51 PM
, updated June 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM
April 19, 1919 – May 22, 2013
Franklin N. Miller, who served in the Army during World War II, died May 22 in Williamsville Suburban Nursing Home. He was 94.
Born in Toronto to a Canadian mother, Mr. Miller was adopted as a baby by the Miller family of Buffalo. He later lived in Kenmore.
During the war, Mr. Miller was an electrician in the Army’s 50th Engineer Company and was stationed on Attu Island, in Alaska’s Aleutians. Shortly before Mr. Miller got to Attu, U.S. and Japanese forces clashed in the Battle of Attu – the only battle fought on U.S. soil during the war.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Milton J. Brounshidle Post, American Legion, Town of Tonawanda.
After the war, Mr. Miller was an oiler for the railroads and a chemical operator for Union Carbide. He also worked for Bethlehem Steel. Mr. Miller enjoyed golfing and bowling.
His wife of 60 years, the former Anna Marie Jorgensen, died in 2002. Survivors include two sons, Gerald and Neil.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 28 in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.