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A Loss for W&L: Mike Miller

To: The W&L Community
From: President Ruscio

I write with the sad news that locksmith Mike Miller, of Facilities Management, died yesterday, Nov. 29.

Mike was one of those hard-working, professional, friendly people who exemplify the best of our community. His work as the locksmith made him one of the most necessary people on campus. We will miss him.

Mike joined W&L 42 years ago, in 1974, as a carpenter. He began his apprenticeship as a locksmith in 2001 and was promoted to locksmith in 2009.

Kim and I send our deepest condolences to his family — his wife, Catherine “Tootie” Miller; his daughter, Charity Preuss, and her husband, Tim; and his granddaughters, Hailey and Maddy — and to his friends and coworkers.

A memorial service will be held this Friday, Dec. 2, at 2:00 p.m., at Harrison Funeral Home. His family will receive visitors an hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, Mike’s family requests donations to the Rockbridge Area Hospice.