Marilyn A. Miller, of Madison, N.J., retired assistant dean for academic affairs of the School of Law–Newark, passed away at home on December 24, 2015. She was 85. Private memorial services were held.
Her husband, Kenneth E. Miller, 89, emeritus professor of political science who had served as the first dean of the Graduate School, Rutgers University–Newark, died at home on January 15, 2016.
Marilyn Miller was born in New York and raised in Dallas, Texas, and Topeka, Kansas. She graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Kansas and earned an M.A. degree from Montclair State University.
She was assistant dean for academic affairs at the School of Law from 1990 to 1996, when she retired.
Earlier in her career, she was a case worker in Baltimore, where she participated in the selection of the first tenants for that city's experiment in integrated public housing. After moving to New Jersey, she worked with handicapped individuals for the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and was later chosen as one of the first women in the state to serve as district supervisor for the agency.
Miller had volunteered for the Morris Area Council for the Arts and the New Philharmonic of New Jersey, and was a county committee woman for the Madison Democrats.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by twin daughters Susan Miller of Wilmington, Del., and Lisa and her husband, Joe DeRosa, of Florham Park, N.J.; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Donations in her name may be made to the New Jersey Foundation for the Blind, 230 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville, N.J., 07834.
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