By Spondylitis Association of America
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the unexpected passing of our colleague and dear friend, Christopher Joshua Miller. Chris passed away on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 41.
Chris had been with Spondylitis Association of America since 2004 – having first joined us as our Web Specialist – and whether you knew him or not, if you’ve been at all involved with SAA and our services, you’ve been impacted by his work. He was closely involved in numerous aspects of our programs, and served as our Programs Director from 2011 to 2015, after which –having moved to Missouri – he remained involved with SAA as an independent contractor. From our website to our seminars, our news items and the eSUN e-newsletter, our magazine, Spondylitis Plus, everywhere we look today we see Chris’ substantial contributions and the rich legacy he’s left behind.
This is a devastating and shocking loss for the close-knit family that is SAA, as well as for all who knew Chris. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loving family and devoted friends.
Chris is survived by his wife, Katie Delaporte Miller, his father, Dr. Jeffery Paul Miller, his step-mother Cindy Miller, his step-father T.K. Kowaleski, his brother Tommy Kowaleski, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
We honor the life and achievements of this talented, creative, kind and caring man, and offer our deepest condolences to all who loved him.
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