Amber Muller passed away on September 18, 2019. She was born on March 25, 1979, in New York, NY, to Margaret (Peggy), of Adams, NY and the late Joseph F. Muller, of Rosendale, NY. She was raised in New York, NY, moving to Cairo, NY in 1990. She graduated from Cairo-Durham High School in 1997. While completing her undergraduate degree at Union College, Amber played on the Rugby team and was very active volunteering with C.O.C.O.A. House, a non-profit after school program. She graduated in 2001, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology, completing terms abroad in Barbados and India.
Thereafter, in 2002, Amber traveled to South Korea to teach English, where she also earned a black belt in Taekwando. After returning to the United States in 2003, she was accepted as a NYC Teaching Fellow and enrolled at St. John’s University, where she obtained her Masters Degree in Education. She would go on to teach math at Grover Cleveland High School and Greenburgh Central School District, where she was the Key Club Moderator and coordinator of the blood drives. Amber was very proud of her students’ service. She loved the outdoors and was an avid rock/ice climber and skier. During this time, Amber also joined Suburbia Roller Derby, where she skated by the name Mz. Aftermath with the number 3.14.
She bought a home in Ossining where she spent time tending to her garden, composting and recycling everything and anything, creating pottery and snuggling with her two beloved rescue dogs, Mia and Milo, who were always in tow. She was known as a woman with a no-filter sense of humor and the biggest heart. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Amber is survived by her mother, Peggy, and sister, Heather. Amber was very fortunate in having many friends, including close friends, Melissa and Julie, friends from college, and her roller derby family. Amber is also survived by her many students from her 15 years of teaching, who were more important to her than they probably ever knew.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the American Legion at 11 Old Albany Post Road, Ossining, NY 10562, from noon to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Amber’s name to the Humane Society of the United States.