Obituary of William Norman Miller
William N. Miller, 70, of Randolph, former parole officer, history and political buff
William Norman Miller of Randolph, N.J., died on Sunday, June 30, 2019. He was 70.
A viewing will be held at Tuttle Funeral Home, 272 State Route 10 West, Randolph (tuttlefh.com) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Burial will be held at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Paterson, Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.
Bill was born in Passaic, to William and Norma Miller. He grew up in Clifton, and his family moved to Randolph in 1968. He was a Randolph resident the rest of his life.
He graduated from Clifton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at Memphis State, where he also was a member of the ROTC.
Bill served nearly all of his working life as a parole officer with the New Jersey Department of Corrections, mainly in Passaic County but also in Morris County.
Most who knew Bill saw he had a great interest in history and politics, recent and long-past, American and worldwide. He loved reading books and watching documentaries that detailed the important and fascinating aspects of people and events that shaped the world today.
Bill also loved classical music and the American songbook. Animals were a big part of his life, too, especially the many dogs who were part of the Miller family throughout his life.
Among the high points he cherished were family gatherings in Clifton, Randolph and at Green Pond; various trips around the country with his lifelong friend Ken Fett; a trip to Europe for the 50th anniversary of D-Day with his brother Jim; holiday feasts with family; and quiet time with a good book or TV show.
The smiles that Bill would flash were very heartfelt. Many of those smiles were brought out by the staff at Sunrise of Randolph the past three years. Bill’s family thanks the great people at Sunrise, as well as those from Compassionate Care who comforted him. You are all heroes
Bill was predeceased by his parents, as well as his brothers Barry and John.
Bill is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Jim Miller and Kathy Shay of Montgomery; his nieces Dana Shay (and her husband, Andrés Monroy, and their son, Mateo) of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Amy Shay of Penn Valley, Pa.; his uncle George Freda of Houston, Texas; cousins John, Susan, Kathy, George, Anne, Judy and Carol (and their families); and a host of other beloved relatives and friends.
Donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to Friends of Randolph Animal Pound (c/o Town Hall, Health Department, 502 Millbrook Ave., Randolph, N.J., 07869); the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org); or the American Battlefield Trust (battlefields.org).
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