It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Catherine Shaternick Miller on April 30, 2019.
Mary was born in Nemacolin, PA on August 7, 1928. She was the youngest of five children born to Russian immigrants Stephanie ( Stella) and Harry Shaternick.
Her siblings, John Shaternick, Metro Shaternick, Olga Shaternick Johnson, and Diane Shaternick Lowrey pre-deceased her.
After moving to Washington DC, Mary married James Robert Miller. They had four children, and Mary lived in McLean, VA for 55 years.
Mary was an active and talented gardener, using her green thumb to raise beautiful plants and vegetables. She was a member of the Kent Gardens Garden Club for over 40 years.
She retired after 28 years of service to the Navy Department, in which she spent in NavC330 as a logistics specialist.
In 2011 Mary moved to the Stuart’s Draft Christian Retirement Community in Agusta County, in which she lived independently. She had many friends and was lovingly named the “ banana muffin queen”.
Mary loved all animals, in particular cats. She left her precious cat “Pumpkin” in the good hands of her son Stephen prior to her death.
She will be forever loved by many, especially her children, Patrick James Miller (deceased) Stephen Paul Miller of Warrenton, VA, Stephanie Miller Groves ( deceased) and husband Randolph Harrison Groves Jr. of Waynesboro, VA, and Mary Lewandowski Rekow and husband Dr. Marlin Rekow of Amissville, VA.
Mary was “ MaMoo” to her grandchildren, Stephen Miller, Jr, Thomas Miller, Randoloph Harrison Groves III and wife Sara Groves, Deborah Groves, and Camille Lewandowski.
She was honored to be a great grandmother to Vada Miller and Ava Groves.
Mary had special love for her friend and helper Kay Liming, who assisted her with everyday needs and has become part of our extended family.
Celebration of Mary’s life will be at the home of her daughter Mary in Amissville, VA on May 18, 2019.
Meet and remember will be on May 17, 2019 in the chapel at Stuart’s Draft Christian Retirement Community.
In lieu of flowers, Mary had requested donations be made in her memory to WWW.Rappcats.orgor mailed to Rappcats P.O. Box 307 Washington, VA 22747