Richard J. Miller, 76, of Princeton, NJ died at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick on July 18 with his family at his side. Born in Kingston, NJ, he was the son of the late Bruno and Anne Miller. Dick proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps, first in the Reserves for 10 years and then volunteering for active duty in Vietnam as a Staff Sgt. He was a member of the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, Post 0031, and the D.A.V. Chapter #41. Upon leaving the service, he was employed for over 30 years at Nassau Conover Ford Lincoln Motor Company in Princeton, where he ended his career as Shop Forman. Dick always gave 100 percent to everything he ever did and was always willing to lend a hand. He was a skilled woodworker and in 1974 built his own home doing everything but the fireplace himself. He had a passion for going to the gym six days a week, target shooting at Fort Dix and country line dancing.
He was an amazing man and his courage and determination in overcoming years of health issues due to Agent Orange were an inspiration to all who knew him. In 1990 his sister, Marian Taylor, gave him a kidney and he was forever grateful for her generosity which allowed him to see his family grow up.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 53 years, Cheryl Cramer Miller; his son, Richard Miller (Rick) and his wife, Valerie Robinson, of Belle Mead, NJ; his daughter Karen Dewing and her husband, Matthew Dewing, of Ridgefield, CT; and his three adored grandchildren: Justin and Kensington Miller and Kayla Dewing.
Dick is also survived by his sister, Joanne Jackman, of Hamilton Square, NJ.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday, July 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his honor to the Marine Corps League Trenton Detachment #207, 547 Schiller Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08610.