Eleanor Miles

Eleanor Miles

1926 - 2019

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Obituary of Eleanor Miles

MILES - Eleanor (nee Allen)

April 28, 1926 - January 7, 2019. Age 92, of Williamsville, NY. Cherished
wife of the late Professor Philip G. Miles; mother of the late Philip G.
Miles, Jr., Florence Curtis Miles and Allen Richard Miles (Jin Ge); also
survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces
and nephews. Eleanor graduated from Classical High School in Springfield,
Massachusetts, the University of Vermont and the University at Buffalo
School of Education. Her teaching career began in 1963 in Okayama,
Japan, and she taught English at Buffalo Public Schools 66 and 71 for 15
years. She provided essential editing support for her husband’s numerous
scholarly publications as well as for many of his graduate students’ doctoral
dissertations. Eleanor assisted her husband during his sabbatical years
in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong with visits to China in 1986 and 1995.
She also enjoyed traveling to France and Barbados. A Private Service will
be held for the family a future date. Memorial donations may be made
to the Philip G. Miles Undergraduate Research Fund supporting Biological
Sciences students at the University at Buffalo. Share online condolences at