Gerald James Miller


Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Longtime Juneau resident, Gerald James "Jerry" Miller, 80, died Oct. 2, 2005, at his home on Lena Beach in Juneau. He was born in Northville, Mich.

He was a civil engineer and worked with the city and bridge design with the state. He graduated from the University of Michigan and received a masters degree in engineering management from the University of Alaska. He served in World War II.

In 1950, he moved from Michigan to Alaska. He settled in Juneau. He married Linda Stillwell, a school teacher, in 1960.

He was active in Boy Scout leadership. He was a member of the board of directors that built Fireweed Place, and on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. He started the Parkinson's Support Group. He was an elder of Northern Light Church, active from 1950 on with the presbytery and synod, and volunteered many hours at the church.

He enjoyed mountain climbing, sailing and being with family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Miller of Juneau; his daughters, Cathi Corcoran and her husband Brian of Boston, and Nancy Lehnhart and her husband Gary of Juneau; his grandchildren, Bethany, Becca and Levi Corcoran of Boston and Brittany, Carly, Taylor and Jackson Lehnhart of Juneau.

A memorial service will be 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at Northern Light United Church. A potluck will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions in his name may be made to: Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staton Island, N.Y., 10305.

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