Milton L. Miller Sr., a commercial fisherman and a member of one of East Hampton's oldest families, died on Dec. 16 at Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton, according to The East Hampton Star.
He was 97.
Miller survived the 1938 Hurricane, made a bid for East Hampton Town Supervisor, and helped form the now defunct East Hampton Dory Rescue Squad. According to his obituary in The Star:
The author Peter Matthiessen used him as a major source for his 1986 “Men’s Lives,” which in turn was made into a play of the same name by Joe Pintauro and staged at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor in its inaugural season.
Memorial donations can be made to the Amagansett Life-Saving Station, for which he lent his support for its preservation. The address is P.O. Box 51, Amagansett 11930.