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William J. Miley

1937 - 2022

William J. Miley, beloved husband, father, and brother, passed away on May 22 after a courageous battle with radiation cystitis. He was born in Queens, New York on September 10, 1937 to Agnes and William Miley. He was the oldest of three brothers, Greg, Francis and Jerome and one sister, Helena. A hard-working student, he was at the top of his classes at Holy Child Jesus and Bishop McLaughlin schools. After watching a WWII movie, William and his friend enlisted in the Navy in November 1956. He served for 4 years as an electronics technician on the Myles C. Fox destroyer, doing tours in the Mediterranean (during the Lebanon Crisis in 1958) and the Pacific. Though he hesitated going back to civilian life, he pursued a career as an electrical engineer. Working days and studying nights at Polytechnic University of New York, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Around that time, he met his wife, Margret Hoznar, at work. They got married three months later and William adopted Chris and raised him as his own child. Several years later, they had a daughter, Monica. William held several jobs in the aerospace defense industry working on test systems for radar equipment on planes. He retired at age 62 and pursued his passions of travel, learning languages, reading and walking up and down every street in Manhattan.


Thursday, May 26

2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Friday, May 27

9:30 AM

Notre Dame R.C. Church

45 Mayfair Road, New Hyde Park, NY

Private Cremation

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