Stirrer of the Pot
Plaistow, NH: U.S. Army Sgt. Scott A. Miller, age 35, of Plaistow, died Monday, October 13, 2008, at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Beverly, MA, son of Margaret (Preiss) Miller of Byfield, MA and the late Douglas L. Miller, he was raised in Byfield and attended Newbury Public Schools. Scott was a member of the Governor Dummer Academy Class of 1991 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Elon College where he was the opinion editor of the school newspaper.
Scott was formerly employed as a counselor at Harbor Schools, and also as a health aid at Port Rehabilitation Hospital and as a security officer at Seabrook Station and Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport.
A member of the 972nd Military Police Company of the Massachusetts Army National Guard, stationed at Camp Curtis Guild, Reading, MA since 2001, Sgt. Miller took part in Operation "Noble Eagle" at Logan Airport, Boston, from October of 2001 until March of 2002. In June of 2002, he was deployed to Pakistan in support of Operation "Enduring Freedom", serving until 2003. He also served as a member of the military relief effort after Hurricane Katrina and was deployed to Iraq in July of 2007 until illness forced his return to the United States in February of 2008.
A resident of Newburyport, MA, and Newton, NH before his recent move to Plaistow, he enjoyed working out at the gym. A member of the Republican Party, he maintained an avid interest in History and Politics and was a regular contributor to the "As I See It" column of the Newburyport Daily News and the editorial page of the Boston Globe.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of sixteen months, Alexandra (Webb) Miller, a sister Linda L. Miller and her partner Shona Curtis of New Milford, CT., two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark D. and Diane Miller of Tyngsboro, MA, and David R. and Christina Miller of Manchester, NH, maternal grandmother, Lillian E. Preiss of Lenox, MA, two nephews, one niece, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday, October 17, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, NH. His funeral with full military honors will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Moseley Chapel of Governor Dummer Academy, 1 Elm St., Byfield, MA followed by burial in Byfield Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston,MA 02115.
God bless you brother. RIP