Obituary of John R Miller
John R. (Jack) Miller, age 69, died peacefully on April 25, 2016, from advanced stage kidney cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Wise Miller; his children, Jo-El Miller Shea and her husband Declan Shea and their five children; Stephen Miller and his wife, Janet Carpenter Miller and their three children; Abigail Wise and her fiancé, Graham Fisher; and Benjamin Wise and his fiancee, Jenna Mannix. He is also survived by his brother, Alan Miller and his wife MaryAnn and their two children, Justin and Brandon.
In January 2005, Mr. Miller retired as Vice Chairman from KPMG LLP, a global accounting, tax and advisory firm, after 36 years of service. He had an extensive history in public service, having served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Osborn Retirement Community, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wilkes University, a Trustee and Regent of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, in New York and as a Vestryman of Trinity Wall Street, as well as Christ’s Church in Rye, NY. Mr. Miller was a member of the Board of Directors, Customers Bancorp Inc. and Customers Bank.
In 1968, Mr. Miller was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree, cum laude, in Commerce and Finance from Wilkes University. During his career, Mr. Miller received numerous awards for outstanding service and was recognized as a leader who exemplified and promoted excellence, outstanding leadership, high ethical standards and innovative management techniques. In 2002, Mr. Miller received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Mr. Miller formerly served as Chairman of the United States Comptroller General’s Governmental Auditing Standards Advisory Council.
Jack Miller most enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially when all the children and grandchildren would gather. He resided in New Rochelle, NY with his wife, Sarah Wise Miller.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the following organizations:
Kidney Caner Association:
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