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Floyd H. Miller


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Floyd H. Miller Notice
MILLER - Floyd H. ("Hoss"), Jr. of Centerport, NY passed away August 15, 2017. He was born December 19, 1931 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of the late Floyd H. Miller, Sr. and Harriet (MacMonigle) Miller of Freeport, NY. Hoss is predeceased by his wife Linda Kay Miller and survived by his daughter Nancy Stanko and husband Sergio of Monroe, CT, son Scott Miller and wife Liz of Westbrook, CT, and grandchildren Victoria Stanko and Travis Miller. Hoss graduated from the State University of New York Maritime College in 1953. He received his commission in the Navy that same year and through subsequent promotions attained the rank of Rear Admiral in 1977. His distinguished career included several at sea surface warfare ship commands, first commanding officer of the USS California (CGN36), commander of a Cruiser Destroyer Group, and commander of U.S. Navy Recruiting. He retired from the Navy in 1982 to return to his alma mater and serve as President of the college until 1995. For a time, he also served as a Trustee of the Long Island Maritime Museum and as a Waterfront Chairman for the Centerport Yacht Club. Hoss will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and friend, and as true patriot who served his country well. A Memorial Service will be held on August 24th at 11:30 AM at Captain Bill's, 122 Ocean Ave., Bay Shore, NY followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations in RAdm. Miller's name can be made to Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville, NY 11796; SUNY Maritime College; or Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in Newsday on Aug. 20, 2017
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