MILLER, BRIAN EDWARD Brian Edward Miller, 56, of Hoboken, New Jersey, formerly of Yonkers, New York and Guilford, Connecticut died unexpectedly on November 29, 2012. Born on December 26, 1955, he was the son of the late Harry and Gladis Miller. Brian was a 1978 graduate of St. John's University College of Pharmacy where he received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He became licensed in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. In his early years he was employed by Caldor Pharmacy, Yorktown Heights, New York and Chilmark Pharmacy, Briarcliff Manor, New York, and was a staff pharmacist at the Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, where he specialized in the compounding of nutritional support solutions and chemotherapy. He gained employment in 1985 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut. In his tenure at Yale-New Haven, Brian established himself as a senior pharmacist in drug information services and as a clinical pharmacist in the surgical intensive care unit. He held teaching appointments as Clinical Instructor, Yale University School of Nursing, serving as pharmacology lecturer, and Clinical Instructor, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, acting as preceptor for pharmacy students. He was awarded the hospital's "Employee of the Month" in April 1995. Most recently, Brian was Associate Director, Medical Communication at Bayer HealthCare in Wayne, New Jersey. He began working for Bayer in West Haven in 1997 and moved from Guilford to Hoboken when Bayer relocated to New Jersey in 2007. At Bayer, he was responsible for providing clinical information for Bayer prescription products to health care providers, consumers, and Bayer colleagues to help ensure the safe and appropriate use of Bayer products. His assistance was sought frequently and the information he provided was highly valued by the customers he served. He had received several service recognition awards while with Bayer including the company's prestigious Winner's Circle Award. Brain loved to travel particularly to Newport, Rhode Island and Cape Cod and to Quebec, Canada usually in January where he enjoyed winter snowmobiling. He loved the Olympics, especially the Winter games, was a dedicated tennis fan frequently attending the US Open and most recently had become an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He also had a passion for Broadway musicals as well as the Jeopardy Clue of the Day. He leaves a brother, Jeffrey Miller, sister-in-law Elyse Marks-Miller and niece, Elizabeth all of New Rochelle, New York, and close friends, Robert Harrison of Bethany, Connecticut and James Sarigianis of Orange, Connecticut and their families. His memory will be cherished by many friends and co-workers. Memorial services and burial will be private and there will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 27106, New York, New York 10087-7106 directed to a Fund for Lymphoma Research. Arrangements in care of Bennett Funeral Home, 91 N. Cliff St., Ansonia, Ct. 06401.
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Published in The New Haven Register on Dec. 12, 2012
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