Remembering Our
Danube Swabian Ancestors

Donauschwaben Villages

"Helping Hands"

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.
In fact, it is the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead


Mike Miller
Norcross, GA, USA


Mail List Administrator



Actually, this is more like a personal goal for me!,
but I'm not sure that I can fulfill during my lifetime
 . . . but I'm going to give it one heck of of a try." ~10 Oct 2002
(Note: Mike died Oct 17, 2003)

Michael "Mike" P. Miller, 72, of Norcross, GA. b. 3 Aug 1942 - died 17 Oct 2003, age 72; buried at Peachtree Memorial, Cemetery, Duluth, GA.  Mike was a dedicated DVHH supporter and long time Banater Researcher.  After several email attempts and no reply, I began calling his telephone numbers from time to time. I finally reached his wife on 20 Apr 2004, she told me the sad news.  He had died last October.  Mike was a man who always reached out to help others. Banat listers may recall his posting "I want to send a computer to Romania" this was a typical act of kindness he would do. Mike wrote the "FrontPage Tutorial for DVHH Village Coordinators" designed to give to a high-level introduction to using Front Page 2000 and later to help the Village Coordinator create and maintain village web sites.  This tutorial took a while for Mike to put together and I hope he knew how much it was appreciated.  Mike lived in the Atlanta area, as I do and although we talked on the phone many times about getting together with our families and making sausage, it just never happened. I wish now we had made time.  We have lost a truly nice guy, who cared about others and contributed to the Donauschwaben community. Mike will be missed by many, including his wife, 3 daughters and a son. ~Jody McKim.

Special posting by Mike:
From: "Michael P. Miller" <>
Subject: [BANAT-L] Donauschwaben Organizations in decline?
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002
Greetings to the list:
It comes as no surprise to me that the various Donauschwaben organizations, especially those in North America, are in decline, if not already abandoned. In my view, "Assimilation" has a tendency to just simply "creep-in" and our "past family circumstances", whatever it is, is quickly forgotten and replaced by our own "personal current circumstances."  As a 2nd generation American and self appointed "family historian," I am constantly trying to keep my family's "heritage alive." And to "loosely" paraphrase Alex Leeb ... "Lest we forget" - I think that it is very important that my children know who they are, where they came from, and our family's history (as best as I can relate to them).  I hope that they can learn more from me/us (the list) about where our various villages are located, what daily life was like, and the sacrifices that our ancestors made to ensure a better quality of life for all of us that followed them. Actually, this is more like a personal goal for me!, but I'm not sure that I can fulfill during my lifetime ... but I'm going to give it one heck of of a try.
Mike Miller
Norcross (Atlanta area), Georgia, USA
p.s. Former member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Businessman's Assoc. (no longer an active organization) & other professional/business organizations.

His published Obituary:
Michael Peter Miller, 61, of Norcross, GA, died October 17, 2003. The funeral service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at Mary Our Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Peachtree Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday, October 20, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Mr. Miller a native of Detroit, MI served in the U.S. Army and ws an entrepreneur in the technology industry. He had a lifelong interest in British sports-cars, photography and genealogy. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Cathy Miller, of Norcross, GA; one son, Dave Miller of Cumming, GA; three daughters, Michelle Miller of Greenwich, CT, Amy Miller of Cumming, GA, Jenny Miller of Duluth, GA. Also surviving are his parents, Peter and Clara Miller of Troy, MI, two brothers, Steven Miller of Farmington Hills, MI, and Don Miller of Bloomfield Hills, MI. One sister, Susan Miller of Troy, MI. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Ste, B-2, Athens, GA 30605, (706) 549-4893. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA (770) 448-5757

[Published at 30 Sep 2020 by Jody McKim Pharr]

Last updated: 31 Oct 2020