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Pleasanton Preps: Remembering my dad, Harry Miller

Original post made on Aug 18, 2021

As I write this, I am still stuck looking for words to describe my feelings. The obvious words like saddened, devastated, heartbroken and crushed certainly apply, but there is a feeling lingering that I do not know how to describe.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:39 AM

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Posted by JIm
a resident of Birdland
on Aug 18, 2021 at 11:22 am

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A beautiful and touching tribute to your Dad.


Posted by Mike Geib
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 18, 2021 at 11:30 am

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Dennis:
My deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Many people will not remember, or
know about the profound contributions your dad made for the youth of Pleasantion
I am lucky to have known him, and worked with him. He will be missed.

Mike Geib Amador Valley High School


Posted by dknute
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Aug 18, 2021 at 3:50 pm

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A Great article and tribute to your father, Dennis. I did not know him, but your sharing this has given us a good picture of him. Thanks for sharing.


Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Aug 18, 2021 at 10:46 pm

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In the 70's you would never miss the big orange windbreaker at fields all over town... If Pleasanton ever carved its own Mt. Rushmore, Harry Miller would own a spot on it!


Posted by Cathy Gabor
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 19, 2021 at 11:59 am

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Dennis,
What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man, your dad. He played a big role in my brother Dan Gabor's short life and for that I am forever grateful.
My heartfelt condolences to your entire family.


Posted by Crowan Roberts
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 25, 2021 at 12:09 pm

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Dennis,

Thank you for this beautiful tribute to your dad. He was one of the most formative people of my life, if not THE most formative. I will always remember with great fondness the road trips to random games all over the state and all over the country. I even remember with fondness the "fun runs" almost daily around the entire Sports Park. They were decidedly NOT fun, but they required so much discipline and so much persistence, that it was easy to carry those values with me throughout my life. I truly loved your dad. It was hard to understand those feelings as a 11 and 12 year old, but I do now.


Posted by Becky Dennis
a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Oct 27, 2021 at 8:57 pm

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My condolences on the loss of your father, Dennis. Your tribute to him is beautiful and inspiring. I really enjoyed learning about his contributions to youth sports. My son enjoyed playing with BUS for many years. I also enjoyed my completely unexpected time as a “soccer mom”. Thank you Harry Miller.


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