Mr. John A. "Chick" Miller

  • Born: March 5, 1926
  • Died: November 16, 2020
  • Location: Westfield, New Jersey

Gray Funeral Home

318 E. Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Tel. (908) 233-0143

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather

John A. "Chick" Miller, 94, a lifelong resident of Westfield, passed away at his home, early on Monday November 16, 2020. He was the son of the late Adam and Eleanor (nee Probasco) Miller. Chick was a 1943 graduate of Westfield High School, where he lettered in sports, especially baseball. He was selected by the Boston Red Sox, but was soon drafted into the US Army during World War II, where he served in Italy. Chick was retired from the US Postal Service, working in the Westfield Post Office, and later the Mountainside Post Office, where he was the acting supervisor. Following retirement Chick worked as a school crossing guard for more than 20 years on North Avenue and Tuttle Parkway. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Westfield, the Westfield Historical Society's 300 Club, the Martin Wallberg Post #3 of the American Legion, Westfield, and the Mountainside Rotary Club. An avid sports fan, Chick competed in the Senior Olympics where he played first base on the baseball team. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Jane (nee Morton) Miller, daughters: Carol Sica and husband Steven, Nancy Johnson and husband Raymond, son: John A. Miller and wife Debra, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Chick's visitation will begin at 10AM Friday November 20, 2020, at Gray Funeral Home, 318 E. Broad Street, Westfield, where his funeral service will follow at 11:00AM Friday. Interment with military honors will be in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. Please go to: to offer condolences.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sad to learn of this wonderful mans passing. I had the pleasure of seeing and speaking with him for many years, as he was the crossing guard in front of my home. Every day we were met with a big smile! He crossed my 3 children for many years and they loved seeing and speaking with him. Especially if the conversation was based around baseball! My husband would even get out there and talk baseball.
My heart feels heavy knowing Chick is gone, because he was such a great guy! He will be missed as well as remembered by our entire family!

Posted by Donna Ruhl    November 30, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Chick's passing. After spending time with him recently, I know what a special person he was. He cared so much about his family and his town. I'm especially sad that he died just two days short of his and Marge's 70th wedding anniversary. My prayers and condolences are with Marge and his children.

Posted by Deirdre Gelinne - Westfield, NJ - Acquaintance   November 30, 2020

I am so sad to learn of Mr. Miller's passing! I will never forget when he took us Morasso kids pier fishing, something we had never done before. I enjoyed that time as well as the times he and Mrs Miller would take us to the beach. One big lesson he taught me was to make sure that I cut a bait clam all the way around and make sure all the ligaments were cut. I learned why when I cut a clam open, placed my thumbs in and only got one out. The clam closed tightly on my thumb and as I cried out in pain with the clam closing even tighter, he cut me loose with an I told you so smile on his face. It is funny now. I watched as he cleaned and pan fried the fish we caught. I look back on these experiences with fondness and thank him so much for giving me these pleasant memories. Rest In Peace, Mr. Miller! Love and hugs to Mrs. Miller and the whole family!

Alfred Morasso

Posted by Alfred Morasso - Westfield, NJ - Family Friend   November 21, 2020

RIP Uncle Chick

Posted by Glen Morton - Clearwater, FL - Family   November 20, 2020

My sincere condolences. Chick was an inspiration to many during his ling life. I especially think of him playing baseball in his 80's!

Posted by Donna Hutchens - Family Friend   November 20, 2020


My deepest sympathy. May happy memories comfort you and give you peace. RIP Chick.

Posted by Michele Vincitore - Iselin, NJ - friend   November 20, 2020

Home at last. Love Queenie.

Posted by ELIZABETH HALLER - Manchester Township, NJ - Family   November 20, 2020

My heart is heavy. I'm so sorry that you have to go through so much pain from such a loss. I will miss seeing him puttering around the yard, cleaning the bird bath, taking out the garage and recycling. And how proud was he of his gardenia bush and the new buds that he was growing. And he certainly did his fair share of cross word puzzles and then some. After 43 years of being neighbors, it won't be the same without Chick. I will miss him. Lov you all.

Posted by Sally May - Westfield, NJ - Friend   November 20, 2020

Thank you Pop Pop for being a part of my life and for everything you have done for us. Miss you and I know you are in a wonderful new place with God. Steve

Posted by Steve Mone - Cranford, NJ - Family   November 19, 2020


You were there for me my whole life and we all loved you so much. You were a great uncle, and friend. You will be sorely missed. Joe and Eleanor Valenti.

Posted by Eleanor Valenti - Waterloo, NY - Family   November 19, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family. I enjoyed knowing you and sharing some fun times. RIP Chick, may God bless you. May memories comfort your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Michele Vincitore - Iselin, NJ - Friend   November 19, 2020

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