Richard D. Miller
Richard D. Miller, former superintendent of the Elkhart Community Schools,
passed away in February of 2019 and will be interred on May 18, 2019 in
Middlebury, Indiana.  One of the Middlebury Miller boys, Rich and his three
brothers (Amzie, Jr., Jim and Tom) played basketball and baseball at
Middlebury High School in the 1940s cheered on by his father Amzie, mother
Josephine and sister Marcia.  Rich attended Indiana and Purdue Universities
receiving his Ph.D. from Purdue in 1963. A former English teacher and
basketball coach in Shipshewana, Rich went on to serve as the
superintendent in Richmond, Logansport, East Allen and Elkhart and
capped off his career as the head of the American Association of School
Administrators in Washington D.C. In retirement he and his wife, Phyllis Ann
(Pease), who passed in 2017, moved to Florida from where they traveled and
spent twenty-five years hosting old friends and making new ones, actively
participating in weekly poker games, golfing, serving on various community
and church boards and cherishing their grandchildren and great-
grandchildren. Rich is survived by his daughters Rebecca Miller Shanahan
and Susie Miller Carello, Susie’s husband Salvatore, Rich’s grandchildren
Maureen Shanahan, her fiancé Benton Atchison, Rory Shanahan, his wife
Sarah and three great grandchildren. A graveside internment and memorial
service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Grace
Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury followed by a reception at Das Essen Haus in
Middlebury, Indiana. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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I was proud to serve with and for Dr. Miller for many years. He made a
significant contribution to this country in the field of public education. My
condolences to all family members.
From: Robert B. Franklin