Joseph L. Miller
Joseph L. Miller

September 29, 1934 - February 11, 2018
Born in Jersey City, New Jersey
Resided in Roselle, New Jersey
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


Joseph L. Miller, 83, of Roselle, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 11, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 5 - 8 pm.

Joe was born in Jersey City to Henry and Pauline Miller. He proudly served his country as a Medic in the Army, where he also played on their baseball team. He played in the farm systems of the Atlanta Braves and the NY Yankees as a catcher for 10 years. In 1961, he was a catcher for the Amarillo Gold Sox team that won the Texas League championship. Joe lived in Linden, prior to moving to Roselle 52 years ago.

Joe was a Plumber for Chapman Brothers Plumbing of Cranford for 20 years, retiring in 1989. In Roselle, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3946 and the American Legion Post #229.

Joe was inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987 and also received a resolution from the city of Cranford in 1999 for his countless hours of volunteer work for Channel 35. He was the Chairman of the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter Golf Outing for 11 years. He was also the founder of the Roselle Catholic High School Baseball Card Show, which ran for 12 years, helping to raise funds for their sports programs.

Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Brenda Joyce (Yeager) Miller; his daughters, Cynthia Frances Grell and Renee Christina Jo Miller; his grandchildren, Alexandra and Martin and his sister, Frances Orshak.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation,, 1347 Perrineville Rd., Monroe Township, NJ 08831.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Service
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Thursday, February 15, 2018
10:00 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:00 AM


Make-A-Wish Foundation
1347 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
Sullivan Funeral Home • 146 East Second Avenue • Roselle, New Jersey 07203 • 908-241-2345 •

Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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