Eugene Miller

Eugene Miller

Eugene Miller, 95, of Silver Spring, Md., died Dec. 3, 2018. Born in Merkina, Lithuania, he was raised in Lodz, Poland. After surviving the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps, he immigrated to the United States in 1949. He lived in Indiana and Chicago before moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 1967.

For 23 years Dr. Miller was chief of the Metabolism Branch at the Food and Drug Administration Bureau of Foods in Beltsville, Md., where he received the Equal Opportunity Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and effectiveness in motivating employees.

He received a B.S. in pharmacy from Butler University and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from University of Chicago.

He was a past president of B’nai B’rith Metropolitan Lodge of Kensington, Md., and an avid nature photographer. His oral Holocaust testimonies are on file at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where the Eugene Miller collection is part of its permanent collection, and at the USC Shoah Foundation.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Julia; his daughter, Judith (Matthew) Sills of Berkeley Heights; his son, Stephen (Laura) of Olney, Md.; and four grandchildren.

Services were held Dec. 6 with arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home, Olney. Memorial contributions may be made to Yad Vashem or National Audubon Society.

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