Calvin S. Miller, 85, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Born on Nov. 22, 1927 in Brooklyn to the late Dorothy Klein Miller and Stanley Miller, Cal attended Brooklyn Tech High School, served two years in the Army during World War II and graduated from Michigan State.
As a longtime resident of Albany, he worked for more than 25 years with the New York State Department of Civil Service before retiring in 1986. He was an avid downhill skier who spent most weekend winters at Gore Mountain and Killington, Vt. before moving to his favorite place on earth - Vail, Colo., where he worked part time for Vail Resorts in between his skiing and volunteer work at Vail and Beaver Creek.
His sharp intellect, quick wit and chutzpah allowed him to see humor in most situations. A passionate music lover, Cal listened continuously to his favorite old jazz and classical CDs that his good friends often referred to "Cal Music."
A serious woodworker, Cal enjoyed making fine furniture for family and friends.
Cal is survived by his wife, Judith Anne Meagher of Saranac Lake; two daughters: Tracie Cassidy (John) of Watervliet and Johanna Miller (Linda Rieke) of Golden, Colo.; three grandchildren: Philip Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy of Clifton Park and Kaia Miller of Golden, Colo.; and one niece, Marion Levine Mostofsky (Steve) of Greensboro, N.C.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Leslie Miller and a sister, Rita Miller Levine. The family would like friends and relatives to make contributions in Cal Miller's name to either Bravo! Vail, 2271 N Frontage Rd W, Suite C, Vail, Colorado 81657, Phone: 970-827-5700 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or to the Vail Valley Foundation General Fund, P.O. Box 309, Vail, CO 81658, Phone: 970.777.2015 or Email: email@example.com.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Friends wishing to remember Calvin may also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuenralhome.com.