Ruth (Pius) Miller

Died: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

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Ruth K. Pius Miller, 85, of Summit Township, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at UPMC Hamot. She was born May 7, 1932 in Erie, PA, daughter of the late Walter and Helen Olszewski Pius.

She was a graduate of East High School after which she worked at Marx Toys, Seaway, and Perry Screw and Bolt. In her spare time she enjoyed puzzle books, bingo, and TV. She was a huge John Wayne fan. She enjoyed time spent at the Summit Township Sr. Center. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Miller in 1999, and two sisters, Barbara McShane and Patty Hess. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Zawistoski (Rick Burkholder) of Summit Township and Sharon Sauers (Scott Allison) of Erie, five grandchildren, Amanda Zawistoski, Tiffany Vercillo (Tony), Mike Sauers (Nikki), Craig and T.J. Sauers, nine great-grandchildren, Natalie Alexander, Luca and Tiana Vercillo, Deven and Doneven Sauers, Dominic Sauers, Drew Kridler, Madison Iavarone, Marley Sauers, one brother, Robert Pius of Tarpon Springs, FL. and a brother-in-law, Donald Hess of Millcreek.

Special thanks to Ruth’s niece Deb Hess, Cardiac nurse at UPMC Hamot Hospital for taking such good care of her.

Relatives and friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc. 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503 on Sunday, from 3 to 7 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Send condolences to

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