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Leslie Miller

My husband, L. Allen Miller (aka Leslie Allen Miller), born November 2, 1946, died on July 18, 2009. The death certificate read coronary artery disease for the reason of death.

Allen, as he liked to be called, had been an excellent market analyst with the Defense Logistics Agency. His position which was originally located under the General Services Administration was later transferred to DLA (Defense Logistics Agency). In 1995 he began having various medical problems. Due to those medical conditions and the horrible medications which he was prescribed, he was forced to go on disability retirement in 1996.

Allen had rare insight with the U.S. economy, and specifically, precious metals and gemstones as well as other important commodities maintained in our national stockpile. He was awarded a bonus and citation for detailing a way for the U.S. government to use its overflow of silver without damaging the economy.

Although having been born Jewish, and having experienced a large amount of anti-semitism in his early years, he did convert to Christianity in the 1970's. We met at a non-denominational church in 1976, but did not date until 1979. On March 2, 1980, we were married at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C. to appease the relatives in both families, although Allen's parents had both died prior to 1979. In 1986 we joyfully joined St. Mark Orthodox Church, located in Bethesda, MD.

Father Gregory Safchuk, the priest at St. Mark, had had the privilege of knowing Allen during the difficult four years before Allen's death. Both had wonderful conversations and times of prayer in spite of Allen having pain and other disabilities from strokes, seizure, and other medical disabilities. When Father Gregory officiated at Allen's funeral, it was clear that the two had become very good friends.

I still miss my husband, who was also a great teacher, friend, and lover, but I know he is no longer going through the pain and suffering that took him from me. And I know he is with the saints praying for me now.

I hope this helps when you let others know of Allen's death. God bless you and the others at the reunion.

Sincerely,

Cindy R. Miller



 
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10/18/11 10:06 PM #1    

William Bass

Dear Cindy,

I remember your husband Leslie Al Miller well.  To say he was a curious, inquisitive young man would be an understatement.  I had not seen him since our senior year and am saddened to hear of his early passing. 

Your tribute to him is quite touching and I am happy that he had such a loving wife, found the Lord and was successful in his career. 

Al indeed lived a wonderful life.

Thank you for sharing.

Bill Bass

 

 

 

 


12/13/16 09:12 AM #2    

H. (John) Hansborough

Dear Cindy,  I'm not as familiar with the Oxon Hill High website many communication aspects.  So glad I just found-out about the list of deceased members could be opened and found your beautiful update on Leslie ((Al).

I had just written to another classmate with the last name Miller a week ago to ask him if ie was Leslie Miller

back in our High School days.   His birthday was posted  again and I saw it.  Now I realize he was not Leslie (AL) BUT NOW I have an update on where he truly is.   My sincerest best wishes for you and your family and thank you again for your  kind update on his life acomplishments.  He was truly blessed. H. John Hansborough


12/14/16 12:25 PM #3    

Steve Pasquini

 Dear Cindy,  I am saddened to know about Allen's passing.  I remember him well as a very jovial person and outstanding student.    Thank you so much for providing the detail concerning his life's passages after high school graduation. It is comforting to know that  he achieved success with family and career.  My prayers go out to you and your family.  


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