Born on April 3, 1942, to Helena and Albert Miller in Manchester, Maryland, John Henry Miller passed away on May 22 after a short battle with cancer. While he had no immediate family, he had an abundance of friends who considered him family. As the neighborhood handy man, Johnny kept busy fixing the Palisades.
After graduating high school Johnny joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He was deployed to Vietnam and served our country from 1961-1964. While in the Marines he became skilled in hydraulic mechanics and spent his years there as an airplane mechanic. He was chosen to be one of the lead mechanics on the aircraft carrier deployed to the Bay of Pigs.
Following his honorable military service, Johnny found employment as a mechanic for Lockheed, TRW and Northrop.
Johnny had a passion for film, theatre and the arts. He attended LA City College, El Camino Cal State Northridge and the USC film school.
Above all, Johnny will be remembered for his kind, gentle, caring and generous soul. He will be greatly missed.
Burial will be at Veterans Cemetery in Riverside, California.
Contributions in Johnny’s name can be made to: Veterans Administration – Help for the Homeless at 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.
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