Obituary of Brenda Miller
Brenda Cramer Miller, 79, passed away peacefully in the care of hospice on January 27, 2018, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Brenda will be remembered for her love of her family and friends, and her countless hours of volunteer work. She will be missed by her children and grandchildren.
Brenda was born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, on May 24, 1938, to Sylvia and Harold Cramer. She grew up in Monessen and always considered it her home. After graduating from Highland Manor School and Junior College (Long Branch, NJ) in 1956, she attended California State Teachers and Business Training College. Shortly after completing school she met and married the love of her life, Larry Miller, in 1960. They raised three children, Howie, Rob and Bonnie.
Brenda was very active in several charitable organizations including: Women’s American ORT, the American Diabetes Association and the South Hills Jewish Community Center. She took great joy in raising her family and her volunteer work. Brenda had many passions, including traveling with Larry, motorhome trips with her family, playing cards with friends and most of all baking. Brenda brought cakes to everyone, including many to her doctors over the past year. After moving to Arizona following Larry’s passing, she began to golf again, something she had not done since her teenage years; and true to her nature, she was soon asked to join the board of the women’s golf group at Terravita, Diamonds in the Rough.
Brenda moved to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in 2012 to be closer to her daughter Bonnie and her family. She settled into life at the Vi in Highlands Ranch, making new friends and deepening her relationships with her many grandchildren. At the Vi she enjoyed the varied social programs, made cheesecakes for everyone and started a canasta group.
Brenda is survived by her children: Howie(Shelley) Miller; Rob (Judi) Miller and Bonnie (Gordan) Post and her six grandchildren; Andy Miller, Lauren Miller, Max Post, Ashley Miller, Jared Miller and Zac Post. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Miller and her brother Louis Cramer.
Services will be held in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
For donations: Larry Miller Memorial Caring Community Fund http://www.templeemanuelpgh.org/give/endowment-funds/