Melvin A. Miller, 80 years of age, of Columbia, CT and Deerfield Beach, FL passed away Friday December 14, 2012. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Hyman and Frances (Krupnick) Miller.
He leaves his wife, Janet (Rosen) Miller; his son Bruce Miller and his wife Gail of Colchester; two daughters: Debra Miller Sarazin and her husband Paul of Columbia, and Lauren Miller Tapper of Carmel, NY. He also leaves six grandchildren: Paige and Ryan Sarazin, Alyssa and Jordyn Tapper and Aaron and Samuel Miller
Mel was a graduate of the University of Bridgeport and went on to teach Biology, become the Director of Athletics and coached several sports at East Hampton High. He was distinguished veteran of the Korean Conflict and went on to have a successful career as a salesman and sales manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance for over 25 years.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary of Temple B’nai Israel, 345 Jackson Street, Willimantic with Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz officiating. Interment will follow in Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center at www.joslin.org/giving/memorial_gifts.htm. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Melvin, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm