Ocean City Today

Ruth Johancen Miller Gilfillan

Jan 11, 2018
Ruth Johancen Miller Gilfillan

printed 01/12/2018


Ruth Johancen Miller Gilfillan, age 93, passed away on Jan. 1, 2018 at her home in Berlin.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Johancen and Myrtle Thompson Johancen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Oliver Gilfillan.

She is survived by her children, Charles E. Miller III, Constance Miller Hall and USMC retired Col. Willard Dale Hall Jr., Christopher L. Miller, Joseph D.J. Miller and Janet; and stepchildren, Charles Gilfillan and Laura, Pamela McDown, Patricia Teal and her partner, Keith Nichols, Scott Gilfillan and Kimberly, and Cynthia Hummel and John.

There are six grandchildren, Sara Hall Patrick, Kathryn Hall Brummitt and James, Victoria Lewis, Joseph Miller Jr., Joshua Miller and Jenna Miller.  There are five great-grandchildren, Logan and Sydney Patrick, Abby and Becca Brummitt and Mason Lewis. Also surviving are step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Ruth worked for many years in retail at Edwards and Co. on the Boardwalk. She also worked for Wor-Wic Community College in its formative years. She was a member of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ocean City.

A Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church; date TBA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Coastal Hospice at P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21804, or St Mary Star of the Sea at 208 S. Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, Maryland 21842.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at burbage@burbagefuneralhome.com.

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