Celebration of life set for Saturday for influential Navy League members

Hellen Miller and Dr. Byron Faber both passed away in 2019

A Celebration of Life ceremony for Helen Miller and Dr. Byron Faber will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport. Both were influential figures in the community with their involvement with the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the U.S., among other groups.

Miller passed away in October at the age of 83 after serving 13 years in the Navy League, and was often a fixture at many community events. She was born in Maidstone England and later became a U.S. citizen. As a Navy League board member, Miller served as a liaison to the Bangor Marine Corps and Coast Guard Units, as well as a representative to the local Native American tribes.

Faber passed away back in June at the age of 75. Born in Akron, Ohio, Faber enlisted in the military after high school and was trained as a medic. In 1977, he moved to Bremerton and worked at Harrison Hospital with Evergreen Radiology for 30 years before joining the Navy League in 2006. Faber also was a longtime board member, supporting sea services in Kitsap and surrounding counties.

According to the Navy League website, Faber played an active role in arranging tours aboard aircraft carriers, submarines, and military bases along the west coast in Washington, Oregon, and California. He was also the Navy League liaison to the USS Bremerton and USS Washington.

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