Wendi Miller Death, Obituary – Wendi Ann Miller, a picture framer, cave diver, quick draw, poker master, and in Pittsburgh, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at the age of three quarters of a century at her home. She was a pioneer for transgender rights in Pittsburgh. She was born on July 14, 1947, and her parents, both of whom have now passed away, were William Henry Miller Jr. and Marion Cleary Miller. Both of her parents have already passed away.
Miller Frame was the name of her picture framing business, which was in existence for the greater part of a century. For the better part of forty years, her establishment was found in the Centre Avenue shopping district of East Liberty. Wendi acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Carnegie Mellon University in 1972. This degree was earned by Wendi in the year 1972. In 1996, she made an appearance on the Ricki Lake show as a guest host.
In 1995, she was a member of the ad hoc group that was established by the Pittsburgh Human Rights Commission for the goal of revising legislation that would protect transgender and gender variant individuals from discrimination in housing and employment. The day of April 8, 2023 has been designated as “Wendi Miller Day” by the City Council of Pittsburgh in honor of the considerable impact that Wendi Miller has had on the cultural landscape of Pittsburgh and beyond. This honor is being bestowed to Miller in acknowledgement of her work.
Her companion for life Dorcas Evans-Miller, her son Cooper, her daughter-in-law Juliette Richey-Miller, and her cat Kelly are the only members of her family to survive her passing. In addition to her family, she is survived by the love of her life, Dorcas Evans-Miller. Additionally, both of her sisters, Linda Ward and Edith Toner, have made it through this ordeal alive.
Her cremains were so kindly donated to the Humanity Gift Registry so that they could be used for research in the field of medicine. In her memory, monetary contributions should be made to the Persad Center, which is a human services organization with the mission of enhancing the quality of life of LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities. Instead of sending flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the organization. https://www.persadcenter.org