Albert Miller

Obituary of Albert Graeff Miller

Albert Graeff Miller lived a life of love, adventure, and quiet conviction. He died in New Canaan, Conn., on March 24 from complications of Parkinson’s disease, which he battled for many years.


Al was born in Flushing, N.Y., in 1941 to Helen Lynch and Graeff Miller. He attended a one-room school in Lionville, Pa., and grew up in nearby West Chester, west of Philadelphia. He graduated from West Chester High School before receiving scholarships to attend Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He majored in political science and Spanish, ran cross country, served as president of the student senate, and met the love of his life, Pamela (Walker) Searles Miller.


After earning a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Al went to work for Citibank’s Latin American division. He and Pam lived abroad in Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico for 17 years before coming back to the United States to live in Texas, California, and Connecticut.


In retirement, Al devoted time to his family, enjoying nature and traveling. He was very active at his alma mater Dickinson College and served on the alumni council for many years. He treasured the lifelong friendships he made in high school, at Dickinson, and while living abroad. He volunteered at Wilton library and read so many different books that he started a spreadsheet to track the titles and authors.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Jane (Miller) Bank. 


Al is survived by his wife; his son, Albert Graeff Miller III, daughter-in-law Jessica Genova, and granddaughter, Claire Margaret Miller ; his daughter, Tania (Searles) Miller Conte, son-in-law Andrew Conte, and grandchildren Noah Alexander Conte and Claudia Jay Conte; and his sister-in-law Donna B. Searles. 


The family would like to thank Al’s loving caregivers, Bertha Flores, Naana Nyamekye and Benjamin Quashie as well as the caring staff at Waveny CareCenter.

Arrangements for a celebration of life are being planned for later this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Albert and Pamela Searles Miller Endowed Scholarship at Dickinson College, or Waveny LifeCare Network in New Canaan, Conn.

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