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Clinton F. Miller

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Clinton F. Miller

Clinton Frederick Miller, 97, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Avalon Healthcare Center in Mystic, CT. He was married for 47 years to Elizabeth H. Miller, who died in 1991.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Dr. Clinton F. and Laurel Miller of Portsmouth, NH and Penelope E. Miller and Victor Sitty of Mystic. He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Adele E. Wick, of Greenland, NH and 4 grandchildren: Douglas, Patrick, Charlie and Elizabeth Miller. He was predeceased by his sister, Eloise McLaughlin.

Mr. Miller was born in Berwick, PA, to Elliott and Loretta Miller. He graduated from Lehigh University where he majored in Chemical Engineering and was a Phi Beta Kappa key holder. After college Mr. Miller worked at the Devoe-Reynolds Paint Co. in Boston and Brooklyn, NY and entered law school as a night student at Fordham University. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania law school in 1940 and joined Hercules, Inc in Wilmington, DE the same year. He supervised plant openings in Radford, VA and Chattanooga, TN, returning to the home office in 1944. He retired from Hercules as senior patent counsel in 1977.

Mr. Miller was a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Delaware Bar Association and the bars of the District Court and Court of Customs and Patent Appeals in Washington, DC. He was a member and president of the Wilmington Jaycees. He served on the vestries of St. Andrew's and Trinity Episcopal churches in Wilmington. Mr Miller was active in Delaware politics. In retirement he served for 8 years on the Governor's Council on Aging. He helped create and promulgate legislation benefiting the elderly and counseled seniors as part of the ElderInfo program. He was passionate about these causes, believing that seniors should be better served by the social system.

A private memorial service is being planned.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice Southeastern Connecticut, 227 Dunham Street, Norwich, CT 06360.

Published in The News Journal on July 3, 2011
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