Cmdr. Edward M. Miller

March 24, 1953 - March 22, 2015
Cmdr. Edward M. Miller

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Cmdr. Edward M. Miller, USN Retired, passed away early on March 22, 2015 at his home in Toano, Va. He was born on March 24, 1953 in Middletown, CT. Ed is survived by his wife of 37 years Lynn R. Miller, 2 children Brian and Laura , 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers and sister. Ed lived a full life and had many great accomplishments. He is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Accounting and earned a Masters Degree in Finance from Old Dominion University. He received his commission in the United States Navy through ROTC at Ohio State and spent 22 years flying out of Naval Air Station Oceana. Throughout his naval career, Ed has logged 2,700 hours of flying the F14 Tomcat, has over 800 carrier landings, and made seven overseas carrier deployments.

Ed’s final adventure was serving as the District Financial Advisor for the Virginia Beach Office of First Command Financial Planning, where he managed an office of 11 financial advisors and was active himself in financial planning, providing comprehensive financial services to include cash, wealth and risk management.

Ed always was able to manage juggling a heavy workload and still save time for his family. Family always came first for him. He was one of the most selfless people anyone would ever meet.

Viewing for Cmdr. Edward M. Miller, USN Retired will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA on Friday March 27, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am, on Saturday March 28, 2015 at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, VA.There will be a separate memorial/burial service at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s name can be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Norfolk, 404 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23507 or online at or to King of Glory Lutheran Church at

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  • April 03, 2015
    Barb Geraghty says:
    To Ed's Family, My sincere condolences for the loss of husband, father and grandfather. I met Ed as his client at First Command. As a fellow retired naval officer, we swapped a lot of sea stories and I appreciated his sage advice as well as friendship. I hope that you may take comfort in knowing that Ed made a positive impact on so many and will be missed.

  • March 25, 2015
    CAPT and Mrs. Joseph Jerauld says:
    Lynn, Please accept Lisa's and my deepest sympathies for your sudden loss. Ed had been my advisor for over fourteen years and his steady advice and good humor will be missed by both of us. Brian and Laura, we are so sorry for your father's passing and know that his legacy of service will continue with both you and your families. Joe and Lisa Jerauld

  • March 25, 2015
    Carl Panke says:
    Lynn, my deepest heart felt sympathies go out to you and your family. I echo my brother's comment about how blessed we were to get together 2 seasons ago. The world was a better place with Ed and he was lucky to have you as a life long partner. He will be missed. As a fellow Gold Winger, I have always been touched by the poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. I share it here for those that may not have ever read it. "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward Iíve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, ó and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of ó wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hovíring there, Iíve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue Iíve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew ó And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, - Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

  • March 23, 2015
    Jono Miklos says:
    May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

  • March 24, 2015
    Doris Goldstein says:
    My deepest sympathies to Lynn and all Ed's family - both personal and professional. Ed was a true gentleman and a kind soul. I am thankful I was fortunate to know him. My prayers are with you all.