(The Miller's house did not fare very well
through Hurricane Ivan in 2004, forcing them to move to another house.
"Our house wasn't destroyed, just flooded out and uninhabitable. We
lost a lot of our stuff due to water damage - but actually fared pretty
well, compared to most. Most of the houses on the water were simply
destroyed and the owners belongings strewn around the neighborhood. We
were relatively lucky, our roof stayed on.")
Miller (Married 9/30/95 at at Holy Guardian Angels Church on
Kutztown Road in Temple, PA)
Elise Miller (born 5/03/00) According to Jason: "She was born
six weeks early. I was in Little Rock, AR and somehow, by the grace of
God, I made it to the hospital in Fort Walton just in time for the
birth. I, of course, saved myself a lifetime of torture. The drive from
Little Rock is about 10 hours - I made it in less than 8, without a
ticket (the car has never been the same). And yes, I made it just in
time (well actually Tara waited for me). Tara is a great mother - she's
a natural. I'm a freak. I'm convinced Claire cannot be protected enough.
Lucky for her I deploy quite a bit."
As of 8/02/01, Jason said Claire "is growing like a weed."
||2 dogs: Jake
1 cat: Hazel
1 fish: as yet unnamed ("we just call him fishy.")
Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1990 and MAS (Aerospace
Science) from Embry Riddle in 1994.
Per Jason, "After high school, I went to Lehigh on an Air Force
engineering scholarship. After Lehigh, I had one year until I started
active duty with the Air Force. I worked as an engineer with Beitmen and
Huyett in the Medical Arts building on 5th Street. This is where I met
Tara - she worked for the human relations center, same building.
While at Lehigh, the Air Force decided they wanted me to fly. Then the
Air Force decided they had too many pilots. They made me an engineer
again and I started with the Air Force in May of 1991 at Cape Canaveral
Air Station, FL (Cocoa Beach). I lauched Global Positioning Satellites
out of the Cape and did some limited work for the Space Shuttle and some
commerical satellite programs. Tara moved to FL to keep an eye on me in
1992 - we've been together since.
In 1994, the Air Force decided I could be a pilot and sent me to pilot
training in Lubbock, Texas, followed by advanced training with the Navy
in Corpus Christi, Texas. Tara and I were married a week after I
finished pilot training.
I then spent some time in Little Rock, Arkansas learning how to fly.
Jason was in Korea in April of 2001, just south of Seoul.
|In our senior
yearbook, Jason listed "Aerospace Engineering" as him planned future
(Copied directly from the Senior Yearbook):
|Summer '85 ... Mount Grateful and
Evermore ... no trees ... Georgetown ... Solar Convection ... Heating
... Lucifer and Raticast ... Marching Band? ... Gazupie Software ... AT
and T ... Ice Hockey Lab ... GreenOlds ... Brain Trust ... Good Luck!
JASON MILLER is a member of College Bowl
and band, where he plays the trumbone. He is president of the NHS,
treasurer of the Science Club and secretary of the United Nations. Jason
plans to go to Lehigh University and major in engineering. He has
received a $1,000 scholarship from 1-lorrigan American, Inc.
|Chris Mal Notes:
I think Jason's nickname was
"The Great Kamala," wasn't it? The name of a wrestler that
Brendan Kane gave him for some reason.
Jason called me prior to the 10-year reunion let me know that he
wouldn't be able to come to the 10-year because of work.
Jason was another guy who spent a lot of time losing to me in various
He also joined Brendan and I on many occasions in our travels all over
Neversink Mountain, and climbing cliffs that I'm sure I wouldn't have
the cookies to climb today! I remember one time being half way up
one cliff when Brendan accidentally dislodged this gigantic rock that
went falling down and just missed Jason's head who was right behind him.
(See Jason's note below.)
Jason was also part of the Dungeon's and Dragons contingent which also
included Brendan, Darren Max and Jeff Greene.
Jasonís youngest sister, JoDeen (Miller) Buckwalter, was married on February 17, 2001
(According to Jason, "My parents had to install a new septic
system. Some dude showed up to dig out the crap - now JoDeen is marrying
him. Interesting turn of events. They have bought a house in
Birdsboro.") Further proving it's a small world, Steve Kunkel said that he saw
pictures of JoDeen's wedding because he knows the mother of the flower
girl - Steve had no idea JoDeen was Jason's sister but then recognized
Jason in some of the pictures ... I got an email from JoDeen on 6/07/04.
She is actually a teacher at Antietam High School, teaching Special
Education. Her email address is
Jasonís oldest sister, Joelle, now has three children.
In the small world department, Jason was in Las
Vegas in late 2002, went to Caesar's Palace and ran into a bartender
named Jim Engle who was from Wyomissing, PA. They didn't know
anyone in common, but the bartender threw out the name of Steve Stremba,
who Jason somehow remembered seeing somewhere on my webpage. Steve
is a guy who works in my department at First Energy. Jason
probably saw the
webpage link somewhere on this site.
Per Jason, 8/21/03: "Florida isn't
too bad. My only complaint is that all the guests on the Jerry Springer
show live in my neighborhood. It is definitely not the Florida you
think of ... I continue to fly and continue to teach. My current job
keeps me running from Florida to Las Vegas pretty often. If you ever
get to Vegas, let me know, there's a good chance I will be there."
Jason is a big fan of Tori Amos's CD called "Under the Pink." He
said that CD got him through pilot training.
Jason reported on 7/13/04 that his Mom ran into Sue Klempke.
|Note from Jason,
|"Chris, thanks for taking the
time for putting this stuff together. I really enjoyed reading about
other people. On a few 'Senior Memories' I caught a Spook lane or two. I
seem to remember driving down Spook lane one night and seeing Deb
Lojec's silver car (some Chevy kind of thing) stuck high in the trees
and rocks. A pretty impressive piece of driving. I don't know if that's
what they were referring to and, I certainly would not have remembered
it unless I read your page.
I do remember Brendan trying to kill me while we were climbing the
stripped out mining area on Neversink. You had a name for each mountain.
I believe each one corresponded to a Led Zeppelin song. Brendan claimed
he accidentally loosened the rock; but, it was well-aimed and nearly
took my head off (this was probably before high school)."
Audio Visual Aids
Club Officers 1986
Prez - Steve Kunkel
VP - Dennis Swartz
Tres - Nick Baer
Secretary - Jason Miller
Seniors in front row:
Prez - Brendan Kane
VP - Chris Malinowski
Tres - Jason Miller
Secretary - Heather Hill
Nathan & Zachery
Zachery, Seth, Nathan
Number of times Jason has
in cold sweats after having a nightmare
about that rock that almost killed him: