Sunday, May 14, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Miller -- Stanley E. (1928-2023)
Stanley Emil Miller passed away, peacefully at the Doylestown, PA hospital after a sudden and brief onset of asphyxiation pneumonia on May 7, 2023. He was a resident of Bucks County, PA for the past 26 years.
Stan was born to Dora and Louis Miller in Brooklyn, New York on March 17, 1928. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1945 and went to the University of Missouri, affiliated with Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity and, for two years, concentrated his studies in the humanities. He then entered Harvard University graduating with a BA. He was in the military during the Korean War. After returning from the army, he got his Masters degree in English Literature at NYU, finishing with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Stanley then settled in New York City where he became director of the Pension Department with the Equitable Life Assurance Society. He relocated to San Francisco in 1969, supported the qualified pension planning activities there with “The Equitable,” and in 1975 formed his own company, Stanley E. Miller, CLU and Associates. He was joined in 1975 by Stephen Shlyen and they ran the business together for the next 25 years. The two were inseparable for almost 50 years. They were recognized as domestic partners in San Francisco 1991 once it became available and were legally married in 2011 in New York City.
After retiring from business in 1997, the couple settled in their country location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
A great love of his was raising Vizslas (Hungarian hunting dogs) and showing and hunting with them. His first dog, Lulu, was born in 1981 in California. Two generations later Stan and Steve formed the kennel named Rheingold Vizslas and out of that, their male, Rheingold Loge Anton Dvorak, became the national number one Vizsla in 1996. Stanley served on the board of several regional Vizsla Clubs and led the fundraising activities for the national club, for many years. Stanley acquired friends from all over the country who shared his love for these dogs.
Stan was passionate about all his interests. He was a genius at solving all, the New York Times crossword puzzles including every Sunday's puzzle, the most difficult of the week. Stanley had recipes published in Betty Crocker Magazine, the predecessor to Gourmet. He became a chef and produced the most lovely and delicious dinner parties. Stanley took his cooking talents into the fields for the hunters and produced the most fantastic and delicious meals there as well. While in New York he was active in community theater and acted in many plays.
Stanley continued to stay active and social into his 90s. His friendships and activities were enhanced by his brilliant and quick-witted mind. He was cherished and loved by all. He was a wise, kind, generous man.
He is predeceased by his parents, brother (Murray), sisters (Sylvia Horn and Helen Lewis) and nephews (Mathew and Sol Horn). He leaves behind a sister-in-law (Nancy Dorfman), a brother-in-law (Sanford Shlyen) and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Miller (Bruce Burtner), Jan Lewis (Robert Fieldstone), Howard Miller (Joo Hee) and Simon Lewis.
Stanley leaves behind many friends who will miss him dearly. Rest in peace, Stanley.
Relatives and friends are invited to services Sunday May 14, 11:00AM at Roosevelt Memorial Park (Trevose, Pa.) The family requests that contributions in his memory be made to The Vizsla Club of America.