Dennis D. Miller
Portsmouth - Dennis David Miller, 72, died peacefully at home on the morning of October 29, 2013. Born in Milwaukee, WI to the late Clyde H. Miller and Ruth Krekel Miller, "Denny" attended the University of Wisconsin and proudly served as a US Navy hospital corpsman before embarking on a career in printing and publications at Oster Corporation, Old Dominion University, and the National Center for State Courts. Denny later "retired" to Kill Devil Hills, NC where he worked for many years in the hospitality industry. He relished his role as a concierge and enhanced the vacations of many Outer Banks visitors.
Denny is survived by his life partner and best friend of 22 years, Cynthia (Cindy) K. Crawford of Portsmouth; his brother, Timm Miller and wife Anne of West Bend, WI; and numerous relatives and friends who will remember him fondly for his easygoing demeanor, positive attitude, and wonderful sense of humor.
A devoted Green Bay Packers fan, Denny also enjoyed bird watching and listening to good music. He loved to cook, both indoors and out, and painstakingly replicated many of his family's unwritten recipes. His greatest joy was playing the trumpet, which he took up in high school then rediscovered later in life, spending many happy hours playing favorite old standards and swing tunes. He was also a compassionate caretaker of the beloved rescue cats he and Cindy brought into their family over the years.
A celebration of Denny's life will be planned for friends and family at a later date.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 1, 2013