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Elliot S. Miller

SALISBURY — Elliot S. Miller of Salisbury died on Oct. 31, 2021, at his home, surrounded by the love of family and friends. He was 79 years old. Elliot was the son of Stuart Franklin Miller and Leonie Elliot Miller.

Elliot spent time as a child with his parents in Kutalumpour, Malaysia, and upon returning to the U.S. eventually settled in Greenwich, Conn. There he attended Rye Country Day School. He enjoyed reminiscing about his time there, which he referred to as “The Happy Valley.” There he met Harry Houghland, who remained a lifelong friend.

Elliot attended Phillips Academy Andover, where he excelled and was a member of the swim team, and Harvard University where he earned a degree in English. He received his Doctorate in English from Ohio State University, and taught at the school for a short time. During his years at OSU, Elliot forged a close relationship with head football coach Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes. Some of Elliot’s happiest memories involved Woody and OSU football.

After graduate school, Elliot returned to New York, earning an MBA from New York University. He settled in Rye, N.Y., and remained active in the Lions Club for many years. He eventually returned to his parents’ home in Salisbury, where he lovingly cared for them and managed their affairs.

Eliot enjoyed finance, connecting with alumni at the Harvard Club, keeping tabs on the swim team at Andover and football at OSU. He loved playing golf at the Sharon Country Club, playing trivia at Mizza’s, and was an avid reader. Elliot enjoyed meeting friends at On the Run Coffee Shop in Lakeville. His “Coffee Clutch” group brought such joy to him these past several years, as did visits from his four-legged friend Maud the French Bull Dog.

Elliot loved reminiscing about his childhood adventures and recalled them with great detail. One of his favorite memories was traveling with his mother for two and a half months by sea to visit his grandparents and extended family in Australia. Elliot enjoyed conversation with his cousin Leanda, especially FaceTiming with her in Sydney.

Elliot is survived by his beloved cousin Leanda Elliot and his Aunt Alyson from Sydney, Australia. He will missed by his dear friends and neighbors the O’Dea family and many close friends near and far.

There will be a celebration of Elliot’s life on Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at Newkirk Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

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