Miles E. Waltz ’57 died on May 19, 2016, in North Conway, New Hampshire.
(The following was published in The Conway Daily Sun, May 20, 2016):
Dr. Miles E. Waltz, 81, passed away after a brief illness on May 19, 2016.
Miles was born in Keene to Maynard and Merle Waltz. He graduated from Keene High School in 1953, Bowdoin College in 1957 and the University of Vermont School of Medicine in 1961. Following his internship at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., he served three years as a doctor in the Air Force.
He completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital in 1966 and was recruited to North Conway by Dr. William Duprey in 1967. Miles primarily practiced family and internal medicine, but at times his work also included obstetrics, serving as a medical examiner, and shifts in the emergency room. He would see patients at any time of the day or night and was the stereotypical county doctor, still making house calls up until he retired on Dec. 31, 1999.
In retirement, he devoted much of his time to community service, volunteering for over 20 different organizations in a wide variety of capacities. While his preference was to quietly pursue his volunteer efforts, they were noticed by the community and he received the 2006 Joseph D. Vaughan Award and the 2010 Bob Morrell Award in recognition for his efforts on behalf of others.
Miles was frequently seen riding his bike or walking from his Pine Street home to his Mount Washington Valley Medical Center Office, often multiple times a day, typically wearing a suit and tie. He had a curiosity for life and was interested in any subject someone was willing to expound upon. He also enjoyed reading, gardening, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Miles was predeceased by his first wife of 35 years, Louise L. Waltz in 2001. He is survived by his second wife, June R. Waltz; his brother, Mark F. Waltz and his wife, Jane, of Warren, Maine; his son, Mark M. Waltz and his wife, Carol, of Topsham, Maine; his son, Miles E. (Ned) Waltz Jr. and his wife, Karin, of Gig Harbor, Wash.; his daughter, Martha J. DiDomenico and her husband, Richard, of West Lebanon; his stepdaughter, Sandra Steele-Haynes and her husband, Robert, of Eaton Center; and his stepdaughter, Roberta Steele-Marotta and her husband, Joseph, of East Conway. He is also survived seven grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Benjamin, Nathan, Reagan, Sophie and Ali.