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Richard C., Ph.D. (Dick)
Richard Miller, of Evans City, age 88, died peacefully at home in hospice care on December 31, 2018. Dick had a long and distinguished career as a psychologist and only recently retired in late 2016. Along with longtime psychology practice partner Bob Romano, he was a recipient of the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association’s Legacy Award for Carrying the Torch for Psychology in the Pittsburgh Community (2000). He was also President of the Clinical Division for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (1983-84), and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.
Outside the field of psychology, Dick was passionate about horses. He was active in Region 15 of the International Arabian Horse Association and received their Ambassador of the Year Award (1989). Dick and his wife Lois were volunteers and board members of Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania, a nonprofit equine assisted therapy program.
Born on May 18, 1930 and a 1948 graduate of Moon High School, Dick graduated from Bucknell University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He married his high school sweetheart, Lois (Weaver) on August 5, 1950. She survives him, in addition to his brother John (Jack) Miller, of Moon, and son Richard and his wife Jane, of Avalon, and son Jeff and partner Heidi Murrin, of Baden. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Megan (Miller) and Paul Wegley, of Coraopolis; Aaron and Alicia (Hayes) Miller, of Moon; Caitlin Miller and Tabitha Natale of Forest Hills; Jennifer (Miller) and Brady Crytzer of Imperial and Elizabeth Miller of Avalon. Ten great-grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews, are also survivors.
Celebrate his life this Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m., with a service immediately following, at Copeland’s Funeral Home, 981 Moon Twp., PA 15108. Contributions in Dick Miller’s memory may be made to Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA, Inc., P.O. Box 23, Allison Park, PA 15101 or the Richard and Lois Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
PO Box 23, Allison Park PA 15101
Richard and Lois Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
Five PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA 15222