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WILLIS McCOOK "Cookie" MILLER Jr. Obituary
Peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 76. Son of W. McCook Miller and Margaret Berger Miller. He is survived by his brother, George (Dale); sisters, Margaret Douglas (Rod) and Katherine Thomas (Rob); and seven nieces and nephews who affectionately called him "Uncle." Cookie was a graduate of Shady Side Academy, Yale, and Colombia Law School. He was a decorated Navy veteran having been assigned as weapons officer on the LSMR St. Francis River, which operated along the coast of Vietnam. During his service on it, that ship inflicted more casualties on the enemy than any other naval vessel. He began his legal career with Kirkpatrick, Lockhart, Johnson and Hutchinson, and later started his own practice. He served on the Boards of Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks, and the Pittsburgh -Muskoka Foundation, and he was a very active supporter of and fund raiser for Epiphany Catholic Church. He was a Knight of Malta. Cookie loved the game of golf. He had been a member of the Fox Chapel Golf Club, Rolling Rock Club, the Duquesne Club and the Pittsburgh Golf Club. He relished his friendships at out-of-town clubs including the Links Club in New York City, The York Club in Toronto, and the Beaumaris Yacht Club in Canada. He will be missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests contributions be made to The Pittsburgh Foundation in honor of the Margaret Bart Berger Miller Fund. His funeral service and burial will be private. Arrangements by McCABE BROS., INC.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2017
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