Richard “Dick” Miller, former Maryland District 4 Administrator and past Eastern Region Field Director on the Little League® International Board of Directors, passed away on November 24. He was 82.
During his time as a Little League volunteer, Mr. Miller served as coach and manager, held various positions on his league’s board of directors and was an umpire. Following his election as Maryland District 4 Administrator, he also assumed the responsibilities of Maryland’s Little League State Coordinator. Mr. Miller was elected to the Little League International Board of Directors in 2001, and served a three-year term.
Born in 1932, Mr. Miller was raised in Berwick Pa., and graduated from Berwick High School in 1950. Following graduation, he joined the United States Air Force (USAF), serving faithfully for almost 30 years. In nearly three decades of service, Mr. Miller attained the highest rank a non-commissioned officer could achieve - Chief Master Sergeant.
During his years in the Air Force, Mr. Miller and his family lived in several locations across the United States and abroad. The majority of Mr. Miller’s military career was devoted to providing troops with food services on USAF bases in Louisiana, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Okinawa, Japan. In several occasions, dining Halls under Mr. Miller’s command were honored with the Hennessy Trophy, which is an annual award presented to Air Force installations with the best food-service programs.
Mr. Miller retired from the Air Force in 1979. As a civilian, he continued his public service as a Federal employee, spending 16 years with the General Services Administration (GSA) in Baltimore, Md. He retired from the GSA in 1996.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 58 years, Esther Jane Miller; his brother, Jay Miller, his children, Linda Wolf and her husband David Wolf; Susan Garber and her husband Nelson Garber; Randolph Miller and his wife, Barbara Miller; and Christine Monkhouse and her husband Samuel Monkhouse; his four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and several of nieces and nephews.