Dr. Philip M. Miller, 81, of Short Hills died Aug. 5, 2017. Born in Queens, he was raised in Elizabeth.
Dr. Miller was a partner for more than 20 years with his son in Miller Opthalmology Associates. For more than 50 years he was an attending physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
He received a bachelor’s degree in medical sciences and attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. After completing a mixed internal medicine internship at Kings County Hospital in New York, he then served a three-year residency in ophthalmology at the Affiliated Hospitals of the State University of New York. He was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1965.
Dr. Miller served as a captain and chief of ophthalmology at the U.S. Army Hospital in Augsburg, Germany, from 1965 to 1967. He then returned to the United States to begin his practice as an eye surgeon in South Orange.
He and his wife golfed and skied all over the world. He was a member of Crestmont Country Club in West Orange.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Honey; two children, Dr. Kenneth Miller and Jacqueline Miller (Thomas Storey); a sister-in-law, Mary Blakslee Miller; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 9 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Israel, West Orange.