|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2012|
Kenneth John Miller 1927 ~ 2012
Kenneth John Miller, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, died peacefully March 6, at his family home following a brief illness. He was 84 years of age.
Father: Robert Miller
Mother: Goldie (nee Parnell)
Brothers: Carleton, Bob, & William
Sisters: Patricia, Barbara, & Joyce
Wife: Ripley (nee Conner) (d: 1973)
Daughters: Janice & Julia
As a child, Ken moved to Burlington, Massachusetts with his family, where he lived until 1968, after which he relocated to Wilmington with his wife and children.
Kenneth was a retired self-employed Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor.
A Veteran of WW II, Kenneth served with the Navy Sea Bees on Okinawa.
He subsequently attended Northeastern University to earn his Engineering degree. He worked for Whitten Bros. in Burlington until forming his own company. During the fifty years he was in business, he was the engineer for hundreds of projects in Wilmington and surrounding towns, notably the Winchester Medical Center, Abundant Life Christian School, Elia's Country Store, Lucci's, Ristuccia Memorial Arena, Allgrove Estates, Palmer Estates, Chestnut Estates, and many others.
In 1978 Kenneth consulted with CDM to work overseas in Egypt surveying for the construction of sanitary piping in the cities of Cairo and Alexandria. He traveled extensively during his life, visiting countries in 4 of our 7 continents.
A pilot since the 1960s and a flight enthusiast his entire life, he flew a Cessna 170 for many years from Tew-Mac airport in Tewksbury and Nashua airport in NH. Using his own plane, he began utilizing aerial photography as an aid to his surveying, developing film in a studio he built himself. Although his wife, a commercial pilot and flight instructor, died piloting a plane in 1973, he continued to fly recreationaly. In his seventies he flew cross country and toured Alaska, navigating the Alaskan Highway by air. In 2006, he and a passenger survived against many odds in a crash on takeoff, and in recent years traveled by automobile the east coast and into Canada.
He served as a member of the Wilmington Memorial Library Trustees, was a long time member of the Tewksbury Rod and Gun Club and an active member of the EAA, Experimental Aircraft Association.
At the time of his death, Ken was grandfather to 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, as well as uncle to numerus nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ken was preceded in death by brother Bob Miller, and brothers-in-law Buddy Spencer and Thomas Clark.
Funeral Services were held in Wilmington on March 12th, followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Created by: Kate Sutherland
Record added: Feb 02, 2013
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