Andrew Miller Jr. Ed.D., of Plymouth, formerly of Duxbury, Easton and Brockton, died peacefully Dec. 5, in New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Born in Brockton, Nov. 25, 1934, he was a son of the late Andrew and Helen (Wilbar) Miller. Dr. Miller was a graduate of Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Education in 1956, and M.A. in 1963. He received his Ed.D in Educational Administration from Nova University in 1990. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in West Germany from 1957-1959 and in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963. Dr. Miller started his teaching career in the North Attleboro Jr. High School and became chairman of the English Department. He later went on to become assistant principal in Hillside Jr. High School in Manchester N.H., Ellison Middle School in Duxbury and principal at George R. Austin Middle School in Lakeville. He became assistant superintendent of schools in Easton from 1976-1988 and principal at Easton Middle School from 1988-1997 and principal at F.L. Olmsted School in Easton 1997-1999. Dr. Miller was a founding member of the New England League of Middle Schools. He was a member of the South Shore Association of School Superintendents, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, American Association of School Administrators, and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Dr. Miller served as vice president of the Easton Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Duxbury Rotary Club, and was a member of the Lakeville and Manchester, N.H., Lions Club. In Duxbury, his home for 20 years, he served for many years as a coach in Duxbury Little League, Duxbury Youth Football and Duxbury Recreation basketball. He was president of Duxbury Youth Football and an advisor for Youth Fellowship in the Pilgrim Church in Duxbury. Dr. Miller was a member of the Plymouth Old Colony YMCA, for which he founded a fundraising golf tournament. He enjoyed reading, gardening, golf, tennis and travel. Andrew is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne G. (Gates) Miller. He was the beloved father of Marcia Miller of Duxbury, Andrea McClelland and her husband Bill of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., Michael A. Miller and his wife Mary of Sudbury, Timothy J. Miller and his wife Stacey of Gilford, Conn., and Daniel K. Miller and his wife Colleen of Guilford, Conn. He was the beloved brother of John Miller of Easton and Lucille Taylor of Easton; and the cherished grandfather of nine. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Pilgrim Church of Duxbury, 404 Washington St., followed by burial in the Furnace Village Cemetery in Easton. Visiting hours in the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, Sunday from 3- 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Strong Kids Campaign Plymouth Branch- Camp Clark Old Colony YMCA, 200 Hedges Pond Rd., Plymouth, MA 02360. For more info and online guest book, visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Dec. 7, 2012