Update from MFA Executive Director Karin Miller

Dear MFA Members and Friends
Since not all of you receive MFA's E-news, I wanted to share this with you so that you would understand why the MFA office was closed from 4/16/10 through 5/9/10. The office has now reopened and I will typically be here on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons as needed. I continue to thank you for your support, prayers and patience as we adjust to our "new normal" of life without Mike.
Karin Miller, MFA Executive Director

Mike Miller ~ Called Home to Glory on April 28
After an 11 day coma, Mike Miller , the eldest son of MFA Executive Director Karin Miller and her husband Pete Miller of NewPage Corporation's Luke Mill, entered the gates of Heaven into the loving arms of his Savior Jesus at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Towson, MD, at the age of 23. A Celebration of Life service was held at the Springs Mennonite Church on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Casey Rohrer officiating.

Michael Peter Miller was born on September 16, 1986, in Altoona, PA, and was the son of Pete and Karin (Naslund) Miller, Grantsville, MD. He was newly employed by Bartlett Tree Experts of Finksburg, MD and was employed as the delivery guy for Hey Pizza of Grantsville.

He was a member of Springs Mennonite Church and a saxophone player in the Praise Team. Mike attended the Forest Technology Program at Allegany College, where he had been a student member of Society of American Foresters and a member of the Woodsmen's Team. A Northern High School graduate with the Class of 2004, he was a member of the award winning Northern Husky Marching Band. He was a saxophonist for the Continental Singers and Brass tour in 2004 and for the Encore Continental UK Tour in 2009. Mike enjoyed AYSO Soccer from 1991-2004 as a player and then later as a referee. He was a member of Cub Scout Pack 49 and Boy Scout Troop 53. Mike always had time to listen to everyone, loved and had faith in Jesus, his family and his friends.

Also surviving are a brother, Dan Miller, Grantsville; paternal grandparents, Rich and Fran Miller, Cranberry Lake, NY; maternal grandparents, Ken and Marilyn Naslund, Dunkirk, NY; uncles, aunts and cousins, Keith Naslund, Dunkirk; Dave and Ann Miller, Sage and Laurel, Wilmington, NY; Julie (Miller) and Jim Meek, Beth and Kristen, Star Lake, NY and Sandy, 12 a year old Golden Retriever.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to The Continental Singers and Brass (http://continentals.com/ ) and The American Red Cross (www.redcross.org/).

In reference to Mike's illness refer to http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mikepmiller .

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com or via Caring Bridge.

The family would like to give their special thanks to their prayer warriors near and far, Bartlett Tree Expert Crew, Carroll Co. Paramedics, the Doctors, Nurses, Techs and Staff at St. Joseph Hospital.