George H. Miller Jr.

George H. Miller Jr. of Montclair died on Oct. 15, 2017. He was 84.

A funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10 a.m., at St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair.

Mr. Miller was born in Newark on Aug. 21, 1933, to George Sr. and Anne Twyman. He was the brother of Joan Leister and David K. Miller.

“Big George,” as he was known to his many friends, was a graduate of Delbarton Prep School and was one of the “fighting Irish,” having attended Notre Dame University.

He was very involved in his faith and served as a Eucharistic minister and commentator at Immaculate Conception Church. Most recently, he was attending St. Cassian Church.

Mr. Miller served as Grand Knight of the Order of the Knights of Columbus at Immaculate, where he had served the group for over 40 years. He was a contributing member of the Mercier Club, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and several other civic groups, and had been recognized as Irishman of the Year and Knight of the Year. He also received the Gill Gibbs Memorial award and many other honors.

In business, he ran the George Miller Insurance Company in Montclair for many years and still worked with Merwin & Paolazzi Insurance Inc.

George was well known for his clever wit and gregarious nature and was often found behind the podium as a MC for numerous charitable events and business functions.

He was preceded in death by his son George H. III. He is survived by his children Marilyn, Lizbeth, Gregory, David, Mary Gay, Colleen, Kerry, Michael, Suzanne, Charles (CJ), Erika, and Kaitlin.

He also leaves behind 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Miller was his children’s greatest fan and their various sporting and cultural activities, and served in various capacities ranging from early President of the Montclair Lacrosse Club and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the community.

George above all loved his family and was a man of great faith who will be remembered  for endless humor and not a man of few words.

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