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October 9, 1938 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Lynn Frances Fieldman was born in Elizabeth, NJ on October 9th, 1938, the daughter of George and Helen, Fieldman. She survived the death in 2012 of her life-long partner and husband, Arthur H. Miller, and is survived by her younger sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Michael Leibowitz.
Lynn and Arthur had two children whom she loved dearly, Jennifer Lyn and Jonathan Daniel Miller. She adored and doted upon her two grandsons, Gabriel K. and Rain K. Miller, who live with Jonathan and their Mother, Tamar, in Berkeley, California.
Lynn embarked on a long and impressive series of academic achievements when she graduated at 17 from Plainfield High with awards in both Chemistry and Spanish. She began her college career, not yet 18, at the University of Michigan, and finished with a degree in English from Barnard College. Following graduation, she married her childhood sweetheart, Arthur, and together ventured to Manhattan where they gave birth to Jennifer in 1961 and Jonathan in 1965. Shortly after Jonathan’s birth, they again set off to Metuchen, NJ where they raised their family.
All while raising Jennifer and Jonathan, Lynn embraced her love of learning and The Arts by working as a librarian and returning to school at Rutgers University where she earned an MFA in Theater Arts. During this period, she managed as well to curate and nurture the Women's Artist Series hosted by Douglas College and to author two books on the subject of women artists.
But Lynn wasn't done. When most people her age begin to contemplate retirement, she returned to Rutgers University Law School at 50 to earn a law degree and graduated summa cum laude. After passing the NJ Bar, she clerked for a New Jersey State judge in New Brunswick and, soon thereafter, was a full partner in the Miller and Miller law firm that she launched with her husband, Arthur. Lynn was a staunch advocate for civil rights, a champion of women's rights and a patron of the arts, especially of women artists. She was a proud, card-carrying member of the ACLU, whose goals and programs she passionately supported.
Lynn was an ace bridge hand, a mediocre tennis player and a so-so cyclist. But she was always gamer, plunging into any activity in which her beloved husband was engaged as long as it didn't break her nails.
An excellent wordsmith, Lynn was a Scrabble board master and never failed to complete the Sunday New York Times crossword on Sunday.
Lynn will be dearly/sorely missed by her family, friends and all the people she inspired, loved and supported throughout her accomplished life. Her spirit will live on in her life's work, her loved ones and in all of us.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2019 at 1 pm at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Lane, Iselin, New Jersey 08830. Please meet at the office at 12:50 pm.