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Daniel Miller

Posted: Monday, Jan 7th, 2013

SANTA CRUZ Daniel J. Miller of Santa Cruz died on December 5, 2012. He was 87.

Mr. Miller, born June 19,1925 in Turlock, studied wilderness conservation and earned a BS degree at UC Berkeley, and was a medic in Italy in World War II. He worked as a marine biologist for the California Department of Fish and Game for more than 30 years. He was co-author of the Guide to Coastal Marine Fishes of California. Mr. Miller, who lived in Aptos for 50 years, considered himself a humanist, working for peace and social justice. He took great delight in knowing that the world he lived in could be studied, explained and improved. He was always working on some project, but he loved being with his family most of all.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Miller; children, Kitty Miller, Steve Miller and Scott Miller; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.

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