Dr. Carl Richard Bemiller, CAPT, US Navy (Ret) passed away Saturday at his residence in Pottsville. He was 88 years old.
Born February 22, 1932 in Silver Run, MD, he was the son of Carl Timothy and Sarah (Yealy) Bemiller. He graduated from Eichelberger High School in Hanover, and then from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Thomas Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, and went on to do specialty training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
In his capacity as a physician, Dr. Bemiller proudly served for 20 years in the United States Navy, including a tour aboard the USS Vulcan during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He finished his military career as Commanding Officer of the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA.
Following retirement from the Navy, Dr. Bemiller spent his second 20 year career in Pottsville, as a partner in the medical group Marshall Rismiller & Associates.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia (Houck) Bemiller, and his son Carl Richard Bemiller II.
He is survived by his sons Timothy A. Bemiller and his wife Lynn, of San Diego, CA, and Tracy S. Bemiller and his wife Casey of Oakland, MD and six grandchildren: Erica, Brent, Todd, Tristen, Eric, and Christopher Bemiller.
He is also survived by his sister Carollee Cunningham of Peachtree City, GA and brother Albert “Jack” Bemiller of Buffalo, NY.
Private interment will be held on the grounds of Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover. Schlitzer Allen Pugh 515 West Market Street has been entrusted with arrangements.
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