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Raymond Miller

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Raymond (Ray) Miller

Raymond (Ray) Miller was born in Kansas City, MO, Feb. 18, 1926 and died of complications of Parkinson's Disease, July 27, 2013 in Murrieta, CA, where he was lovingly cared for and with his long-time companion, Lois McMillan and a friend by his side. Ray was a long-time resident of Long Beach, CA, where he met and married his late wife, Dorothy (nee) Green. He is survived by two brothers and their spouses, Kenneth (Louise) of Rocklin, CA and Donald (Erika) of Langley, BC, as well as several nieces and nephews. Ray graduated from Argentine High School, Kansas City, KS; attended Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA and received a Bachelor's Degree in Naval Science from Princeton University in 1947. While at Princeton he was active in the Glee Club and choir. Following graduation, Ray was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and assigned to the USS Pasadena, which patrolled the Pacific waters and played a major role in assisting American businessmen departing China and returning to the United States. Subsequent to his honorable discharge from the Navy, Ray returned to California and embarked upon a long career as a Health Insurance Broker in Long Beach. He became a Charter Member (in 1980) of the Tippers Club, in which he was granted a Life Membership in 2011. Following cremation, his remains will be spread on the Pacific Ocean. Contributions can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Memorials can be sent to The Miller Family, P.O. Box 2446, Menifee CA 92586. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Aug. 6, 2013
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