Kenneth Leroy Miller

Kenneth L. Miller died in North Canton, OH on 15 September 2004.  He was born on 6 December 1931.  Ken enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and was awarded a fleet appointment to the Naval Academy in 1952, while attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, MD.  He was a member of the 11th Company and served as the Company Commander during the winter striper set.  His contributions to the Color Company competition contributed significantly to the selection of “Club 11” as the 1956 Color Company.


After graduation, Ken married Gerald M. “Gerry” Rager of Canton, OH.  He resigned from the Navy in 1960 after having served as the administrative and legal officer on the CVA Ticonderoga operating out of San Francisco and as the Engineering Officer on the New [DDE-818] based in Norfolk, VA.  He then pursued a successful career in industrial sales and management in Ohio, retiring in 1994 from the East Ohio Gas Company.


After retirement, Ken attended Walsh University and studied liberal arts.  He wrote several articles for local papers, published a few short stories and poems, and lectured on writing at local clubs and conferences.


Ken is survived by his wife, Gerry, two sons and their wives, Roger and Beth Miller of Canton, OH, and David and Trina Miller of Greentown, OH; daughter Laura Maurer and her husband Michael of Uniontown, OH; and five grandchildren, Joshua, Zachary, Taylor, Spencer, and Annaliese.