Doug Miller

Doug Miller - Rochester Cremation

Doug Miller, affectionately known as “Millsey,” passed away peacefully on May 27th, 2024, at the age of 75, surrounded by his loving family at the Wilmot Cancer Institute. Doug fought a courageous battle against AML with the same strength and spirit that defined his life.

Born in Dansville, NY, on February 1, 1949, Doug often proudly proclaimed that he was raised in the “center of the universe.” He graduated from Dansville Central High School, where he shined as an athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. His love for sports continued throughout his life as he played softball, bowled, and golfed well into his retirement.

Doug dedicated 42 years to Frontier Communications/Rochester Telephone Communications, where his work ethic and dedication left a lasting impact. After retiring 13 years ago, he embraced a more leisurely pace, filling his days with family, friends, and travel. He also picked up running as a hobby, participating in numerous local 5k events.

Doug was a devoted family man, cherishing every moment spent with his wife of 49 years, Cindy. He was the proud father of MaryBeth Robbins and Matt (Eva) Miller and a doting grandfather to Cameron, Evelyn, Calihan, and Mallory. His brother, Greg (Patti) Miller, sister-in-law Julia Miller, the entire Sanderson family and numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis Miller and Shirley McDaniel, and his brother, Mark Miller.

His passion for sports extended beyond his playing days. Doug was an influential figure in youth sports in Dansville and Canandaigua, serving as a baseball coach, Canandaigua Junior Baseball Commissioner, and CYO basketball coach. His love for the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse Orange was infectious, and he never missed an opportunity to cheer on his favorite teams.

Doug’s love for dogs, his joy in attending live sporting events, and his enthusiasm for gatherings with family and friends were just a few of the many facets of his vibrant life. His presence brought warmth and laughter to every occasion, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

A casual celebration of Doug’s life will be held at King’s Bend Park North Lodge on Thursday, June 13th, from 2:00-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doug’s name can be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center at or The Vincent House, 310 2nd Ave, Wayland, NY 14572.

Doug Miller was a man who lived fully, loved deeply, and left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to know him. He will be dearly missed, but his spirit will forever inspire and guide us

5 Condolences

  1. Paul & Cathy Walker on May 31, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    Our sincere sympathy is extended to the entire family. Doug fought hard and was blessed to have his family with him throughout his battle. Treasure the memories.

  2. Kathy Wesley on May 31, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    Sending love and hugs to all. This obituary captured Doug perfectly. So very sad that he had to leave this life he built. His quiet loving demeanor will live on in his family and friends. Doug will be missed by all that knew him

  3. Paul B. Best on June 2, 2024 at 9:01 pm

    Always enjoyed playing golf with Doug. Listing to Bob & Doug’s stories about the phone company. They even let me talk about Kodak. So glad Bob Becker introduce me to him. He was always the perfect gentalmen.

  4. Julia miller on June 10, 2024 at 4:38 pm

    Doug was more than a brother-in-law, he was the one who would come to the hospital if anyone were in need and was able to provide support, even though he was proud to claim for most of his life that he never had to be in the hospital himself. I wish that were still true. His love extended to all in the family

  5. Dave & Terry Walker on June 12, 2024 at 3:17 pm

    We just heard about Doug today, we are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with your family. Dave & Terry Walker

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