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Michael Miller to be Waked at the Central Terminal

Update:  Please see this article on the Central Terminal by Brennen Jensen that appears in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.  In addition, this slideshow features Michael Miller and is a perfect testament to his devotion to the Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration Corporation.

Plans have
been made for the wake of Michael Miller, 51, of Wheatfield, NY, President of
the Board of Directors for the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation and Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara, who died
on August 27, 2009.

According to
Mark Lewandowski, on behalf of the Board of Directors and Volunteers of the Central
Terminal Restoration Corporation, viewing will take place from 2 PM to 7
PM Tuesday, September 1st, at the Central Terminal, 495
Paderewski Drive. This will be followed by a memorial service at 7 PM. The
family asks, should you desire to make a memorial in Mike’s memory, that donations
be sent to Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, PO Box 468, Buffalo, NY,
14212. 

From
Lewandowski’s note to the public:

As an
active preservation leader for Western New York, Michael inspired many
volunteers from the City and throughout the surrounding suburbs to become
committed to the preservation efforts for the Central Terminal and the East
Side of Buffalo.  His passion for the area’s history was infectious. 
His demeanor and enthusiasm not only encouraged scores of people to become
involved but to stay dedicated for the long term.

He was
encouraged by the possibility that recent plans for High Speed Rail and
associated development could be the catalyst to bring the Terminal Building
back into reuse and be saved for other generations to enjoy.

Michael
previously had served as the Board Treasurer and spearheaded the effort of
creating a broad mix of events bringing the public back to enjoy the Terminal.

Michael,
recently hired as the Executive Director for Preservation Buffalo Niagara, achieved
the position of his dreams.  He knew he had the opportunity to help make a
significant contribution to bettering our area.

The loss
of Michael has been deeply felt by all those associated with him. 

They say
no one is irreplaceable.  Maybe no one will be exactly like Michael
because he was a gentleman by every measure and worked tirelessly to make
things better for those around him.  

We wish to extend our most heartfelt
condolences to Michael’s family, coworkers and many friends

Written by WCPerspective

WCPerspective

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