Lanny J. Miller, 77, formerly of Watertown

LAS VEGAS, NV – Lanny J. Miller passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at home and surrounded by his loving family.

Lanny was born June 7, 1943, in Conklin, NY, the oldest son of Clyde and Marion Miller. Attending Broome Technical Community College in Binghamton, NY, Lanny received his associate’s degree in Business Administration. Lanny also served in the Army Reserves stationed out of Fort Dix, NJ, and was honorably discharged in 1964. Lanny then met the love of his life, Pearl (Cookie) Timson, while working at the Mern Agency and on April 23, 1966, they married.

Lanny and Pearl relocated to Watertown, NY, where he worked as the Executive Director of the Northern NY Builder’s Exchange for 35 years while raising their two daughters. Committed to community and service, Lanny served as a member of several non-profit boards and in his spare time could often be found promoting and managing craft fairs throughout the northern NY region.

In 2002, Lanny and Pearl relocated to enjoy their retirement in Las Vegas, NV.

Ever practical, Lanny knew it was not feasible to spend every day gambling so he and Pearl became ushers at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum. For the next 17 years, Lanny and Pearl built strong new friendships while enjoying the amazing performances and experiences Las Vegas offered.

Lanny loved working on stained glass, gambling, puzzles, and reading.

Lanny is survived by his immediate family – wife of 54 years, Pearl (Cookie) Miller, his daughter Cynthia (Cynde) Miller and her husband John Carr of Las Vegas, NV; daughter Catherine Ney, husband Steve Ney and granddaughter Addison Ney of Severna Park, MD. Lanny is also survived by his brother Steven Miller and family in Binghamton, NY; his sister Patricia Forst and family in Wisconsin as well as extended family across the United States and Canada.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Northern NY Builder’s Exchange
Scholarship Program, 22074 Fabco Road, Watertown, NY 13601.

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted there will be a Celebration of Life for Lanny.