Daniel A. Miller ’54

Daniel A. Miller ’54 died on December 30, 2023, in Falmouth, Maine.

(The following was provided by Portland Jewish Funeral Home in January 1, 2024:)

Daniel A. Miller ’54

Daniel Arthur Miller, 91, of Falmouth, ME, passed away on December 30, 2023. He was an upstanding, moral, and principled man-of-the-world who will be deeply missed by the many people he touched. Daniel was born on October 3, 1932, in Lynn, MA, the son of the late Hyman and Bertha (Alfond) Miller.

Daniel dedicated his career to serving his country and the footwear industry. He was a commissioned officer in the US Army and later worked at Moxie Shoe Company and as a footwear importer, traveling the world from Europe, to the USSR and South America in the 1960s and early 1970s before joining the Dexter Shoe Company in 1975. Over nearly three decades, he rose to the position of president of the sales and marketing division of the organization founded by his maternal uncle, Harold Alfond. He also greatly expanded the distribution and reputation of the Dexter brand globally. He later served as industry consultant with Green Market Services, and advised US and Chinese manufacturers, and only fully retired at the age of 89.

Outside of his professional life, Daniel had a passion for international travel, boating, tennis, fishing, and military history. His primary focus was spending time with his family in Maine and Florida and cherished moments with his beloved wife, Diane, and their sons: Andrew (Gym), Thomas (Susan), Matthew (Julie), and Jonathan (Joy). He also adored his grandchildren: Benjamin, Sofia, Mya, Ari, and Gabriel. He is also survived by his former wife, Vivian Sonnenberg.

Daniel received his education from public schools in Swampscott before attending Edward Little High School in Auburn, ME. He graduated in 1954 from Bowdoin College where he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the ROTC.

Daniel Miller will forever be remembered for his dedication, integrity, and love for his family. He leaves behind a legacy of honor and cherished memories.

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