Richard “Dick” Miller died April 21 at Mercy Hospital, Portland from pancreatic cancer and respiratory complications.
He was born Feb. 11, 1936 in Gardner, Mass. to Guy and Cora Miller, attending local schools. He received a BS in mechanical engineering in 1959 from Northeastern, did three years in the Army Corps of Engineers before returning to UNH for an MS in 1965.
He was on the faculty of Norwich University for nine years while he worked on a higher degree at UMass, Amherst. From there he worked as an engineer at Georgia Paper Mill before returning to teaching at Lubec High School. He remained there for seven years teaching math and science with two of those years being the principal. The next ten years were at Eastport High School.
In 1993, he married Kay and began his adventure teaching in international schools in Guadalajara, Mexico, Singapore, and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan where he was the Director. Dick retired to South Bristol in 2000 where he pursued his art interest, particularly woodcut block printing and plein air oil painting. He was also active in the Nor’easter Barbershop Chorus, Hearts Ever Young, Midcoast Printmakers, Inc., Coastal Senior College, and the Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
He is survived by his wife Kay; two daughters from his first marriage, Monica and Lynn; two step-sons, Scott and Ted Champney; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sat., April 30 at the Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St., Newcastle. Reception to follow.
Donations may be made to the Midcoast UU Fellowship, P.O. Box 1022, Damariscotta, ME 04543.