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William K. "Will" Miller
September 28, 1944 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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William Kelso Miller passed away peacefully October 26, 2023. He was born September 28, 1944 in New Hyde Park NY to Drewry Kelso Miller and Mary Evans Ward Miller. He graduated in 1963 from Huntington High School and went on to The Ohio State University where he received his BA in Business Administration and his MA in Higher Education Administration. He also attended the University of Pittsburgh and became the Dean of Housing at Hofstra University. Will’s career was spent working in various retail positions including the Vice President of Personnel and Operations for The Steiger’s Corporation, and the Division Maintenance Manager for Cumberland Farms. After retirement Will started several small businesses - most recently Mobile Notary Services. He also became an auctioneer working primarily with Towne Auctions. He is survived by his wife Roxanne Smith-Miller, daughter Katie Goshea and her husband Chris, and 3 grandchildren Meghan, Molly and CJ. He also leaves behind a sister Barbara Morton, brother Glen Miller and sister Nancy Miller, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He will be remembered by family and friends for his dry wit, love of hot dogs and ice cream, and passion for theater.
Visitation will be held on Monday October 30 from 3:30 to 6:30pm followed by a prayer service at 6:30pm in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Will’s honor to Shriners Children’s New England, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104