With deep sadness and regret we announce the passing of Paul Miller following a valiant and stoic fight with cancer and related health issues. He died peacefully at home in the presence of his beloved and caring wife Dawn at the age of 66. He will be missed by many.
Paul was born to Max and Sylvia (Bizinsky) Miller in Monticello, NY. He lived the majority of his life on the same property in the Town of Thompson where his parents operated a bungalow colony until 1976. He had strong ties to the Hurleyville, NY community throughout his life and was bah mitzfahed at the Congregation Anschei synagogue there. He graduated from Monticello H.S. in 1972 and continued his education in engine repair at the GM Training Center in Terrytown, NY and soon opened his first car repair shop in Hurleyville.
He was a self-employed businessman with his longest and last venture being Miller's Tire and Carwash in South Fallsburg where he had a very loyal customer base that appreciated the ethical and considerate way he conducted himself until he retired in 2015. He was admired by family and friends alike for his innate mechanical ability to fix almost anything and his entrepreneurial skills and success. He was known as someone that could be relied upon and didn't hesitate to help anyone in need.
He was always a "car" guy who restored and enjoyed a number of classic vehicles. He was a lifelong NASCAR fan and tractor enthusiast.
He was predeceased by his parents as well as by aunts and uncles Lou and Esther Polsky, Jack and Miriam Stein and Irving and Lillian Ainxt. He's survived by his wife Dawn Lyons Miller at home, sister Marilyn Betters (Roger) next door and many cousins including Shelly Fogel of Oakland, Ca, Karen Litvack (Joe) of Delray Beach, FL, their daughters Jacki Roth (Bob) and Andrea Stock (Warren); Alan Polsky (Linda) of Spotsylvania, VA and their daughters Marissa Goldsmith (Stephen) and Lauren Mudd (Jay). He also leaves behind many close and supportive friends including Don Foster, Chris Sutton, Les Hyde, Paul Lounsberry, Otto Schembeckler, Chris Hummel, Kathy Beseth and Jim Manzi and a host of others that appreciated his mensch qualities.
As per his wishes he was cremated with no wake or funeral services. A memorial celebration is being considered after the Covid restrictions are lifted. The family would like to thank Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties for their compassionate care during his last days. Donations can be made in his name to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, for further information call 845-794-2700 or visit www.colonialfamilyfuneralhomes.com
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