Wendi Ann Miller Kennedy Township, Pennsylvania Obituary

Wendi Ann Miller

<p>Wendi Ann Miller, picture framer, cave diver, quick draw, poker maven, and transgender rights pioneer of Pittsburgh, aged three quarters of a century, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at her home. She was born on July 14, 1947 and was the daughter of the late William Henry Miller Jr. and Marion Cleary Miller. </p><p>Her picture frame business, Miller Frame, operated for half a century, and the shop was located on Centre Ave in East Liberty for 40 years. </p><p>Wendi earned a BFA in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University in 1972, she was a guest on the Ricki Lake show in 1996. </p><p>In 1995, she worked with an ad hoc committee of the Pittsburgh Human Rights Commission to modify legislation to protect transgender and gender variant persons from discrimination in housing and employment. </p><p>The City Council of Pittsburgh declared April 8th, 2023 to be Wendi Miller day in honor of her contributions to the arts and human right activism in the city and beyond. </p><p>She is survived by her life partner Dorcas Evans-Miller, her son Cooper, daughter-in-law Juliette Richey-Miller, and her cat Kelly. Also survived by two sisters, Linda Ward and Edith Toner.&nbsp; </p><p>Her remains were generously donated for medical research to Humanity Gift Registry. In lieu of flowers please send donations in her name to the Persad Center, a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities.&nbsp;https://www.persadcenter.org </p><p>&nbsp; </p>
July 14, 1947 - April 6, 202307/14/194704/06/2023
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Terri Zuckerman
September 1, 2023
I am so sorry to hear of Wendi's passing. May her memory be a blessing.
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Susan R.Schott
July 9, 2023
I’m sorry to hear about Wendi. She was an excellent framer, who framed many of my paintings, a fellow CMU grad, and a nice and fun person to be around! I have many happy memories of Wendy framing my work, and she always went the extra mile to make things perfect!
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Lynn Cleary Topka
April 11, 2023
My deepest condolences Dorcas and Cooper.
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Angela Roller
April 10, 2023
Wendi My Husbsnd Mike and myself are going to miss you terribly RIP my dear Friend Fly high your Sister Angela Rae Roller
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Chuck Carson
April 8, 2023
Wendi truly enriched my life in so many ways. She will be truly missed. Much love to Dorcas and Cooper.
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Alex and Diane Anderson
April 8, 2023
I remember her helping advice with my wife and I when we were on the marriage equality for pa campaign. She would share stories of her experience working for trans rights. She saw me as a man and human being. She showed me love kinda like having a big sister. Really help... Continue Reading
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Casey Snyder
April 8, 2023
May her memory be a blessing
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Cathy Schuster
April 7, 2023
Wendi was a truly unique and talented person. She framed many of my paintings and always with an eye for just the right color and style. She had an infectious laugh, an easy going nature, and lots of interesting stories of her many adventures. She had a keen memory fo... Continue Reading
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Sarà West
April 7, 2023
Last time I was in Pittsburgh Wendy And I had lunch in the French Restaurant near the Frame Shop.
Wendy had framed more paintings than I can count, always beautifully.
We became friends, and I am grateful for the time I spent with her. l am pleased to hear that s...
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Mary Almy
April 7, 2023
Wendy was a very beautiful soul. When I first started on my path to transition she was there for me. She and Dorcas were an inspiration forBetsy and me as we traversed all that changed with my transition. Wendy may you rest in peace and soar with the angels. My prayers g... Continue Reading