MILLER, Gary James

Gary James Miller Jun 19, 1941 – Nov 14, 2015 Gary James Miller was born to Lois and James Miller on June 19, 1941. Gary graduated from Omaha North High School in 1959. After graduation he began working at Continental Can Company where he was initiated into the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge #31 on March 23, 1960. Gary joined the IAM as an organizer on October 15, 1977. He served in this capacity until May 1, 1983 when he was promoted to Business Representative. On June 1, 1995 he was promoted to Directing Business Representative and served in this capacity until his retirement on February 1, 1999. From 1985 until 1999, Gary also served on the Nebraska State AFL-CIO Executive Committee. In addition, he was an active member of the FOOLS (Friends of Organized Labor) Club. Gary found his purpose in striving to improve the lives of working men and women and their families. Gary married Judith Marr on August 25, 1962. They had three children: Barbara (of Ponca Hills, NE), Steven (of Washington, D.C.) and Catherine (of Nehawka, NE). Gary enjoyed spending time with his children and their spouses, Pat, Chris and Bill and his grandchildren: Amanda, Matthew, Zach, Miranda and Emily. Gary spent countless hours attending ANY activities his five grandchildren were involved with, including football games, volleyball matches, soccer games, softball games, baseball games, basketball games, one act plays and speech events. Through it all he was their biggest fan. Gary enjoyed spending time with his special friend Margie White and her family. They spent time attending family functions together, watching grandkids’ events, playing cards, and even the occasional trip to the casino. During his retirement, Gary enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Las Vegas with his son and favorite daughter-in-law, playing poker, going to Horsemen’s Park and the casino. We also learned that he had an evening job as the designated driver for “Larry’s Angels.” Gary is survived by daughter, Barb O’Keefe (Pat); son, Steve (Chris Fisher); daughter, Cathy Miller (Bill): grandchildren: Amanda, Matthew, Zach, Miranda and Emily; brother, Bill Miller; sister, Patty Griffin; special friend, Margie White and her family. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 17th, from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Wednesday, November 18th at 11am at the West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Josie Harper Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE 68124.

HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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