Thomas Gillan Miller

Published 8:15 pm Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mr. Thomas Gillan Miller died Feb. 17, 2018, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Tom was born to General William E. Miller, U.S. Army, and Sarah Frances Gillan Miller in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 8, 1943. Tom grew up in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and after graduating from high school, he attended Penn State University where his fraternity brothers nicknamed him “Blimp.” Tom was elected president of his freshman and sophomore classes; however, when his social life began to interfere with his grades, he elected to transfer to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Tom fondly remembered his time at Penn State and remained a stalwart fan of the Nittany Lions his whole life.

While at Dickinson, he met and married his wife, Edith Young Chadwick. After graduation, Tom was hired by the Sheraton Hotel Corporation in operations management and went on to manage properties in Providence, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Fort Worth, Texas, and Cincinnati, Ohio. He then returned to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and became CEO of the AAA Central Penn Auto Club.

Tom and Edie made many close friends while living in Hershey, Camp Hill, Upper Allen Township, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg and Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania. After 32 years, Tom and Edie retired and moved to Washington, where they continued to be active volunteers in the community. Tom served as Commander of the Pamlico Sail and Power Squadron and ran the Washington Farmer’s Market. Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Edie; daughter, Meredith Gillan Miller and her husband, Daniel Patrick Croghan, of Kailua, Hawaii; son, Chadwick Thomas Miller and his wife, JoAnn Glukowski Miller, of Brighton, Michigan; grandchildren, Kaila Nicole Miller, Harrison Chadwick Miller, Gillan Renee Croghan; and step-grandchildren, Riley Anthony Croghan and Marie Christine Croghan. Services will be private. Donations in Tom’s honor may be made to Vidant Hospital, the Pamlico Sail and Power Squadron, or the charity of your choice. Post condolences on