Calvin S. Miller, 85, died peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Born 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, 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 chutzpa 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 as “Cal music.” A serious woodworker, Cal enjoyed making fine furniture for family and friends.
He is predeceased by his daughter Leslie Miller and a sister, Rita Miller Levine.
Cal is survived by his wife, Judith Anne Meagher, of Saranac Lake; two daughters, Tracie Cassidy (John ), of Watervliet, N.Y., and Johanna Miller (Linda Rieke), of Golden; three grandchildren, Philip Cassidy and Ryan Cassidy, of Clifton Park, N.Y., and Kaia Miller, of Golden; and one niece, Marion Levine Mostofsky (Steve), of Greensboro, N.C.
The family would like friends and relatives to make contributions in Cal Miller’s name to either Bravo! Vail, 2271 North Frontage Road West, Suite C, Vail, CO 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 fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.