Steve Miller was born in Long Beach, California on June 17, 1953. He was the oldest of two born to Frederick “Sam” Miller and Jean Miller. Steve attended and graduated from Wilson High School. After High School he began his career as a Machinist until his retirement in 2015. He was a very sweet person, hard on the outside, but soft on the inside. He was a very protective father and grandfather. He enjoyed riding his Harley, trying new foods (no matter how "different"), spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren and doing dog training. He recently had the opportunity to take a motorcycle ride out to Sturgis, that was such a special time for him, something he had wished to do for a long time. Steve will be remembered for the memories he brought to his family, his kind heart, his ‘all bark no bite’ tough personality, and the dedication he had for his family and friends.
Steve is now welcomed with open arms by his parents Frederick “Sam” Miller and Jean Goldberg Miller; and his younger brother Mike Miller. Steve leaves behind to cherish and live on in his memory his five children Jeff (Kathy) Miller, Cheri (Tim) Rouleau, Crystal (Anthony) Santana, Amanda Miller and Cheyanne Miller; ten grandchildren (four granddaughters and six grandsons); one great grandson; his beloved German shepherd Tillie ; and many friends.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Steve’s life, service dates and times to be announced.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks undone must stay that way – I found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much, good friends, good times, a loved-one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wanted me now – He set me free.