Dr. Charles Jay Miller
January 14, 2017

Visitation Information

January 17 2017 - 12:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), Shadyside

Funeral Information

January 17 2017 - 1:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), Shadyside

Dr. Charles Jay Miller, Age 92, died peacefully on Saturday, January 14th 2017. A prominent, world-renowned dentist, he enjoyed many years of private practice, teaching and lecturing.  Dr. Miller practiced in Oakland for over 60 years. In his early career, he was an innovator, constructing fixed bridges and precision removable appliances.  In later years he became Pittsburgh's leading implant specialist.  His book, Inlays, Crowns and Bridges, published in 1963, was a successful  textbook published in many languages and used around the world as a handbook for young dentists. He was Editor in Chief of Dental Clinics of North America. He was a featured lecturer at American Dental Association meetings in New York, Chicago and across the United States. Dr. Miller was a dental pioneer and educator retiring as a Professor at University of Pittsburgh Dental School. He was a father figure and mentor to many grateful restorative dentists.  He is one of the last of "The Greatest Generation." He was a bombardier navigator in World War II, flying more than 30 missions and the recipient of many medals.  Dr. Miller is survived by his beloved wife Barbara Thorpe Miller, loving children, Sandi Miller Burrows (Michael), Wayne Miller (Toni), Wendy Marquis (Michael) and John Thorpe (Parima). Also survived by grandchildren Mathew Burrows, Jesse and Molly Marquis and Lili Thorpe.  Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave (at Morewood), Shadyside on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon to 1 p.m.).  Interment West  View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 1100 Liberty Avenue, E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the Joseph A. Massaro, Jr. Research Fund, The Pittsburgh Foundation, 5 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or a charity of the donor's choice.  Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.  www.schugar.com


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Charles worked with me when I lectured at Pitt and through the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. I was his second Washington Pa Connection. My deepest sympathies to the family.

By DR. TOM GREEN - January 17, 2017