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Roger Muller, 87, Wilton WWII Veteran

WILTON, Conn. – Roger L. Muller of Wilton died May 20 of cancer. He was 87 

Born June 7, 1925, he was the son of Carlos and Maria Statius-Muller. He grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended Erasmus High School, where he played varsity football and baseball. In 1944, he was inducted into the U.S. Navy at the age of 18, where an aptitude test led him to be trained as an electrician's mate. 

After his discharge on May 6, 1946, Muller attended Sampson College under the G.I. Bill. He then started working at U.S. Rubber and Kaiser Aluminum. One of the highlights of his career at Kaiser Aluminum was switching the wiring at Madison Square Garden from copper to aluminum. 

He married Pamela A. Archibald on Sept. 6, 1959. They made their home in Rowayton with their two children, Tony and Brooke. Muller taught first holy communion at St. Joseph's Church in Norwalk, served as treasurer for the Rowayton Civic Association and was a member of the Republican Town Committee for the sixth taxing district. 

Muller also continued a lifelong passion for baseball by coaching Little League. He also assisted Frank Esposito in his first run for mayor of Norwalk. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading and was an avid tennis player, playing competitively into his 70s. He often could be found playing at the courts of Bailey Beach or searching the stacks of Wilton Library for a good book. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Pamela A. Muller; a son, Anthony Muller; a brother, Albert Muller; and two sisters, Josephine Cahill and Norma O'Conner. He is survived by a daughter, Brooke (Larry) Brown; and three grandchildren. 

There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton. Burial will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

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