George L. Miller

Category
2008
About This Inductee

George graduated from West Pittston High School, where he captained the football and gymnastics teams. He lettered in both sports two years. The football team won the conference championship in 1948, with only 12 points being scored against them all season. He was conference honorable mention as a center and linebacker and was selected to play in the East-West (UNICO) game. George received a scholarship to Bloomsburg College in 1950; however, he had to sacrifice college to help support his mother at home. George continued in sports as a PIAA Basketball Official for 25 years and PIAA football official for 33 years. He also functioned as a basketball official at the YMCA for 10 years. He also umpired Legion, Teeners and Little League baseball for 53 years. He worked the Little League All Stars over 25 years. George was also the official timekeeper for Wyoming Area football for 40 years, official scorekeeper for Wyoming Area basketball 10 years and official scorekeeper for Pittston Area baseball 4 years. George was inducted into the Wyoming Area Football Alumni Association’s “Ring of Pride” in 2007. He coached and played basketball with the West Pittston Indians for 10 years and has also sponsored many basketball and softball teams. George is retired from the Miller’s Economy Store (19 years in business) and also the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority where he was employed as an inspector for 14¹/₂ years. George and his wife Lois reside in West Pittston and are the parents of three: Jacquelyn  L. Koscelansky, Barbara M. Argenio and Edward G Miller. The Millers also have four grandchildren: Alyssa — Alex — A.J. and Christie.