THE ichthyologist, coauthor of the Fishes of Oklahoma book, naturalist painter, and long-time professor of zoology at Oklahoma State University, RUDOLPH JOHN MILLER, affectionately known as “Rudy” to his friends, passed away in Stillwater, Oklahoma on 10 December 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in Gbely, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) on 25 September 1934. Rudy is survived by his three children and their spouses and grandchildren. His obituary in the Stillwater, Oklahoma newspaper noted that Rudy was a good husband, father, and provider, a man of great talent and intelligence with a wonderful sense of humor.

Rudolph J. Miller came to America with his mother, Josephine Brunofski, wife of James Miller, as a young child and grew up in and around Rochester, New York. Although conceived in America, the tradition in Rudy's family was that his pregnant...

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