Members of the Lundquist College community are mourning the loss of Barry Miller, a finance instructor and program manager of the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis. Miller passed peacefully at the age of 67 on December 4, at home and with his loving wife by his side.
Barry Wayne Miller was born in 1952 at Camp Polk Army base in Louisiana to Beverly Kaplan Miller and Harry Miller. He grew up in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, and was the eldest of four children. Miller graduated from Boston Latin School before graduating with high honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and earning his MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Miller had a long career in business, including senior leadership positions at Anheuser Busch, International Label Company, and Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery. Teaching was always his passion, and he loved his role as a finance instructor at the University of Oregon, where he helped students learn from his practical experience and technical knowledge.
Miller was very involved in the Eugene community—he held positions on the Lane County economic committee, the board of directors at SELCO Community Credit Union, and the advisory board for Good Samaritan Society. He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a Eugene Rotary Club member, and a mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia; his children Erika (and son-in-law Brad), Rachel (and son-in-law Abe), and Julie (and son-in-law Andrés); his stepson Miguel; and stepdaughter Marianne. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren (Malka, Rivka, Adina, Yaacov, Avi, Leora, Zev, Max, Samuel, and Carmen) and four stepgrandchildren (Kiyara, Kimani, Kaitiaki, and Koda).
A funeral service is scheduled for December 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Ahavas Torah Temple at 2935 Onyx Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403, followed by a burial at noon at Rest-Haven, located at 3900 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon 97405.