Norbert J. Miller, 83, deacon, ex-salesman


June 25, 1993

Norbert J. Miller, a retired salesman and a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, died Sunday at Franklin Square Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

Deacon Miller, who was 83 and lived on Loganview Drive in Dundalk, was ordained as a permanent deacon in 1983 after completing a training program that he had joined in 1979.

He retired 18 years ago as a salesman at Home Discount Tile centers.

He worked for Home Discount for about 15 years.

He had earlier worked many years as an automobile mechanic for the Lord Baltimore Laundry and in several factories.

At Christ the King Church in Dundalk, where Deacon Miller had been a member since the 1950s, his duties included visiting elderly and sick members of the parish, and administrative and repair work.

He had been president of the Holy Name Society, lector and extraordinary minister of the Eucharist at the church.

Born in Baltimore, he was reared here and in Philadelphia. He served with the Army Air Forces during World War II.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 11 a.m. today at Christ the King Church, 335 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk.

Deacon Miller is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Katherine G. Oberle; four sons, Baltimore County Police Sgt. Joseph G. Miller of New Freedom, Pa., Kenneth J. Miller of Mason City, Iowa, and Frederick J. Miller and Nicholas J. Miller, both of Dundalk; a daughter, Mary Rita Goldsmith of Dundalk; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the church or to the Coronary Care Unit of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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