Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dr. Frank Clifton Miller Jr.

Scio, NY - Dr. Frank Clifton Miller Jr., 70, of 4607 Waughbrook Road died on Monday, October 26, 2015, following an automobile accident in the Town of Wellsville. He was born January 13, 1945 in Bryn Mawr, PA the son of the late Frank C. and Marion (Freeman) Miller Sr. On December 2, 2002 he married Dianna Fleming who survives.

Dr. Miller was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Lunenburg High School. He received his bachelors from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from the University of Vermont in 1971. He completed his pediatrics residency and was chief pediatrics resident at the University of Vermont in 1976. He began his career in the Wellsville area in 1972 as a general practitioner. He completed his OB/GYN residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982.  

Dr. Miller was beloved by his patients and will be sadly missed by his colleagues at Jones Memorial Hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather; a gifted woodworker, who enjoyed working on his home, bulldozing on his property and playing golf.   

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Heather Lanphere and her husband Peter Shoughrue, Lindsay Chamberlin and her husband Jeff, Katie Cauley and her husband Sean, Clifton Miller, Helena Miller and Nathan Miller, his former wife and the mother of his first three children, Hilary B. Miller, six grandchildren, Ethan Lanphere, Max Lanphere, Jackson Shoughrue, Liam Chamberlin, Alex Cauley and Jack Cauley, two sisters, Dorothy Sang and Ellen Miller, one brother, Charles Miller and his wife Marie, one niece and two nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 North Main Street in Wellsville. The funeral will be Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 N. Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, The SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895, The Scio United Methodist Church, 4005 State Route 19, Scio, NY 14880 or any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.

18 comments:

  1. dr miller will be deeply missed hy many may you rest in peace

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  2. Lee Cody sally alexOctober 28, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    The community lost one hell of a good friend. Rest in peace doc.we all love you and miss you lots....great people

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  3. r Diana kids so sorry for the lost of doc you all are great people and he will be missed dearly. Doc had a great man name lee shepherd who helped him build a pound and barn a rock wall lee i am sorry that this happen the Miller family is a great family would do anything for anyone.lee was a great guy doc and Diana enjoyed him around as long as his son cody. Rest in peace doc.... Lee please hold up for family

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  4. Thoughts & prayers go out to Miller Family on loss of their husband father & grandfather ,he was amazing Dr,who brought my grandchildren in this world among other children..He will be greatly missed..R.I.P.

    Richard Mary Lou & Brooke Kemp

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  5. Words can not express how deeply saddened and heart broken I am for the Miller Family and the loss of an Amazing man and Doctor. He was best Dr anyone could ask for. So caring and compassionate. He touched the lives of everyone he came a cross in one way or another, he was an Angel in disguise. Take your golden wings and fly high Dr. Miller. RIP

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  6. RIP Dr. Miller. I and many others will miss you. My heart and prayers goes out to the Miller family, colleagues, and friends.

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  7. When I went to work for Doc and Diana it was advertised as seasonal carpenter's asst. That lasted over 8 years and with in those 8 years it went from employer and employee to friends I have alot of great memories with Doc and his family and in in return they made an impact on my family as well. I wanted to share a couple of my memories working with Doc, stonewalls are almost job security, you can build them and within that week Doc would have them plowed over again lol and I'm not sure how he managed to get his jeep stuck on the cement wall "over hanging" But he found another use for his backhoe that day. Everyday was diff but I enjoyed working with him. I have so many memories and I can sit and recall all of them but reality kicks in and I realize that I lost a friend but blessed to have known him.I don't understand why god took Doc but it had to be important to take a man like that.
    Rest In Peace Doc
    Lee+Cody
    Alex+Sally

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  8. Thoughts and Prayers to Dr. Miller's family. He was a great and caring man helping out my family and delivering my son. You will be missed by all.

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  9. Prayers and healing for the family and friends and coworkers. He was an amazing dr a caring loving man who never stopped smiling.... No matter the day or how rough his day was going or the long days of working,family,outings,surgeries,delivering he always had a bright smile on his face I'm so glad I got the pleasure of meeting such an amazing man and I can't believe he is really gone it still hasn't hit home yet. I still want to call his office to talk to him about an issue with my 2 month old baby but then I remember I no longer can... So from doc I have learned to live life to the fullest smile even on the bad days and let life live itself... You may be gone BUT NEVER forgotten rest in peace dr miller and please continue on with what you know and do best- take care of all those angle babies up there and send ur smiles and shine down on all of us down here!!! <3

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  10. Melody Haxton GreenOctober 29, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Diana and Miller family,sending my heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this time of deep deep sorrow. Doctor Miller was my doc for 30+ years. He delivered all 3 of my children and 5 of my six grands. I trusted in him like no other Doctor, and was saddened to hear he was getting ready to retire, but tremendously heart broken when I learned of this tragedy. Wellsville has lost one of the best Doctors they have ever or will ever have. And he will never be replaced.I am truly and deeply sorry for your loss.

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  11. Alice D.Taft-Day BABYLOVEOctober 30, 2015 at 12:15 AM

    So many tears each of us have cried since hearing of your passing.You will always be remembered for all you have accomplished in your time here on this earth.Hopes and Dreams fulfilled and a Dr.of your word always.Your shoes couldn't ever be filled by only one other but many others.I could go on and on but I will end by saying WE WILL NOT EVER FORGET YOU SO PLEASE DON'T FORGET US.BIG HUGS R.I.P. TO THE BEST DR.EVER.

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  12. Lee shepherd was a great man helped the family out with a lot of thing as much as they did him. Doc deliver there Cody than ended up working out of the house together .I can just just say Lee and doc came friends and Lee loved him a lot I feel so sorry for the family and Lee I hope everything works out hold head up high. Also Lee and doc has a lot of stuff to sit and remember each other by. Sledding party's and building pounds walls Christmas tree. Lee and doc family hold up. Great doctor.rest in peace. Doctor miller.

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  13. We have lost a great physician, friend and confidant. A few years ago he stopped me in the office hall way and asked "May I read your T shirt?" I'd never had anyone ask me that before. Wondering what I had put on, I said "Sure!" I stretched it out a bit to see what it was. It was one I had made myself. He read aloud "I'm on a 30 day diet...so far I've lost 10 days" He laughed, thanked me and went into a room see the next patient. To me, it showed the utmost of respect. I want to thank his family for the sacrifices they have made throughout the years in sharing such a wonderful man.

    Fay, Ryan, Calista

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  14. Rest in peace doc we will love you miss you lots you were great doc love issac Kaylynne Rhonda ed

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  15. Our condolences to Dr Miller's family on the loss of this kind and caring man. He was our family physician when we lived in Scio and delivered our youngest child as well. He will be greatly missed.

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  16. You will be sadly missed thank you so much for bringing my sons into the world and forever I will be greatful to you. May you fly high because ur not only an angel in heaven you were an angel on earth and you will be missed

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  17. always thought i could visit my friend later. enjoyed his perception of reality.

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  18. Dr.miller was the only man there the day i was born. Though i do not blaim my father some times it just takes time to grow up. I looked up to dr.miller very much so he was always there for me. He delivered all my children. In fact my first child Olivia i had when i was 16 i was so scared dr.miller was there made me less scared he was very good in conforting me. Olivia was born Jan,13,2008 i remember dr.miller telling her she shared his bday n that made me just so happy. He was always so paitent and kind and my kids all loved him to. I cried for a few hours when i found out he passed away he was someone i looked forward to seeing when i went in to my baby apointments. I just seen him a dew days before i thank god for letting me get to see him smile one last time and giggle b.c i was joking about rolling around like a ball due to it being hard for me to lay down and set up because of being pregnant. Sorry dr.miller and family that he did not get to retire. It is very depressing but god needed you more i guess. Truely a heavenly man. God blessyou all and i hope i can create a bond with dr.lamphire like i did dr.miller. p

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