Constableville- Garrett M. Miller, 15, of George Kraeger Road, son of Mark and Heather, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Up State Medical University Hospital, Syracuse, while surrounded by the loving care of his family.
Garrett was born in Lowville, on July 16, 1998, a son of Mark K. and Heather A. Ossont Miller. At the present time he was a member of the Sophomore Class at South Lewis Senior High School, Turin.
In spite of Garretts challenging illness of cystic fibrosis, his life was a shining example of determination and amazing accomplishments in his many endeavors. Garrett greatly enjoyed hunting, four wheeler riding, and snowboarding, a sport that he was very proficient at. He greatly enjoyed time spent at Snow Ridge Ski Area, and watching the recent snowboarding events held at the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia. Garrett relished his experiences in deer hunting, a sport that he pursued with his parents and their friends. He was justly proud of the 7 point buck that he shot in October, 2012.
Garrett was greatly interested in the community service rendered by the Constableville Fire Department. He responded to many fire calls with his dad; finding great joy and satisfaction in assisting with all facets of the fire department including the annual Constableville Firemens Field Days. He will be lovingly and fondly remembered as the Constableville Fire Departments Honorary Helper.
In addition to his parents, Garrett is survived by one sister, Brittany Miller, Piseco Lake; one brother, Taylor Dorrity, Lyons Falls; his maternal grandmother, Leona (Shue) Ossont, Lyons Falls; paternal grandparents, Terrance and Doreen (Penard) Miller, Constableville; his maternal great grandfather, Karl Shue, Port Leyden. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Duane Ossont, and by his maternal great grandmother, Ann Carol (Houghton) Shue. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, cousins, great aunts and great uncles.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. at St. Josephs Church, Boonville, where Rev. Sean Patrick OBrien, pastor, will officiate. Interment in the spring will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Mohawk Hill. Calling hours are Wednesday 1-4 & 6-9 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Constableville Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 438, Constableville, NY 13325, or to the Foundation for Up State Medical University, specifically for Golisano Childrens Hospital, 750 East Adams St. Syracuse, NY 13210.
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