Connecticut automobile dealer Frank A. Miller died Oct. 14 at the age of 89. Frank Miller was a resident of Palm Beach, Fl. and Darien.
Mr. Miller was born in the Bronx, N.Y . in 1928 and moved to Darien in the 1950s. He was founder and president of the Miller Automobile Corp. He started in the automobile business in the early 1950s and by 1958 was one of the youngest Ford dealers in New England.
In 1969, Mr. Miller made a bold move to relinquish his Ford franchise for an unknown import brand called Volkswagen, built at a more affordable price point and greater fuel efficiency.
Other brands featured at Miller Automobile Corp. were Jaguar, Range Rover, Lincoln Mercury and Nissan. The company does business as Darien Auto Group, which includes Land Rover Darien.
— an obituary from Edward Lawrence Funeral Home
Mr. Miller was an avid outdoorsman. He spent a majority of his leisure time shooting and fishing in his favorite spots around the world. He was a member of many clubs including Camp Fire Club of America, Philadelphia Gun Club, The Everglades Club, The Leash Club, the Palm Beach Bath and Tennis Club and Wee Burn Country Club, to name a few.
He was pre-deceased by his son, F. Carter Miller. He is survived by his two sons: John S. Miller and Quintin A. Miller, and his daughter-in-law Kristin Guggenheim Miller. In addition, he is survived by his five grandchildren: Madigan, Carter, Kinley, Harry and George Miller.
A celebration of life will be held at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.