Joseph Daniel Miller

joseph miller
Joseph Daniel Miller of Hayward, California, died suddenly Monday, January 23, 2017. He was 82 years old. Joe was born September 18, 1934 in Delano, California, the son of Daniel Loya Miller and Urbana (Ruiz) Miller. For most of his years, he was a resident of Hayward, California. He loved his job working as a machinist for National Can Corporation for 48 years, and was known for being a hard-working and responsible man. However, Joe's first priority was his family, and he always made time for them, taking them on countless adventures as they were growing up, forming wonderful memories that will always be cherished. After retirement, Joe continued to live life to its fullest, always on the go, and creating fun and adventure at every possible opportunity. He had a deep love of the outdoors, and of travelling, and especially loved Mexico, where he travelled extensively. Joe placed the highest value on family and close friendships, and those fortunate enough to be in his life experienced his generosity and wonderful heart. He was a kind and generous man, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He leaves his wife Nancy of 48 years; his sons, Daniel Miller and Jose Miller; his daughter, Debra Moses; step-son David Hillis; and step-daughter, Maria Hillis; along with eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many, many nieces and nephews, and lots of good friends. He is also survived by his sisters Helen C. Miller, Alicia Miller, Viviana Miller, Dolores Miller-Santos, Virginia Miller, and his lifelong best friend, Miguel Sanchez. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Ernestine Paredez and Patricia Miller, and brother Manuel Miller. A memorial will be held in his honor on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, with reception to immediately follow at Veteran's Memorial Hall, 37154 2nd Street, Fremont, CA 94536. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association ( or the American Heart Association (

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  1. I was both shocked and soooo saddened by his death, after my shock subsided I began going over my memories of my brother, below are a few:
    He showed me how to fire a powerful rifle, I think it was a 30 06 he cautioned me about the kick, He taught me one great lesson that day, (don’t ever fire a 30 06 again!!}
    When my son Joseph was born he with a very swollen head, my brother got down on his knees and prayed that the shape of my son’s head would change, GOD answered his prayer.
    He took me to see the Harlem Globetrotters I will never forget that day. so much more but I will end this with, I love you my brother may you rest in peace.

  2. Joe will be missed. My memories of him when I was very young. My dads brother was in the hospital and he took us to visit my uncle Manuel. Joe picked all of us kids up and took us to San Francisco for the day and showed us around and then went for a hike in Muir Woods. My dad was able to spend time with his brother before he passed away. I have always wanted to go back there and about 4 years ago I finally took my husband there. It is just as beautiful as I remembered.

  3. My sincere sympathy to your family for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise to soon wipe out every tear from our eyes and death to be no more. Revelation 21:3, 4

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