Bergen, NY – U.S Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that the legislation to rename the Bergen Post Office located at 15 Rochester Street in Genesee County as the “Barry G. Miller Post Office” has passed the Senate unanimously. With passage secured in the Senate, the bill now heads to the House of Representatives for final vote. The House is expected to vote on Congressman Chris Collins’ version of the bill next month.
“Barry Miller was deeply involved in the Bergen community and his passion showed in his dedication to service and answering the call of those in danger for the past 30 years,” said Senator Gillibrand. “We collectively remember and honor this extraordinary and generous New Yorker. This designation would be a fitting tribute for a hometown hero in the community he held near and dear.”
“While nobody can fill the void left by Barry Miller, it is my hope that all those who enter the ‘Barry G. Miller Post Office’ will be reminded of the incredible sacrifice and courage displayed by a man who was so much a part of this community and who embodied the true spirit of selflessness through his 30 years of service,” said Schumer. “Naming the Bergen Post Office on Rochester Street after him would be a truly fitting tribute to his bravery, and allow the legacy of this hometown hero to live on in an enduring way. I am confident that it will receive wide bipartisan support in the House and a signature from the President upon arriving on his desk.”
Barry Miller, a Bergen native, served as a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for 31 years, including 10 years as the assistant EMS Chief, and as a Genesee County Coroner. Mr. Miller was also owner of Miller’s Millworks in Bergen and the Beaver River Lodge in the Adirondacks. He previously served as a member of the Bergen Town Board for several years.
Barry Miller is survived by his parents Tracy and Loretta Miller, his sister Pamela McCarthy and nieces, Rebekah, Rachal, and Shannon McCarthy, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.