Robert A. Miller, 90, 231 Franklin Street, died peacefully at home on March 23, 2018. Bob was born in New Jersey, son of Alban and Lillian Miller. A marriage to Beatrice Lewis Richardson in 1955 ended in amicable divorce after three children. In 1973, he married Hilda Wright and they enjoyed many happy years and travels together before he was widowed by her death in 2009.
Bob is survived by his sister, Jacqueline Buehler, NJ, a daughter, Jacqueline, and son-in-law Bradford Stemler, Chaumont, and a son, Sean, Watertown. Bob also suffered the loss of his son, William, and daughter-in-law, Margaret, step-son Bruce Wright and daughter-in-law Charmaine, and brother-in-law Charles Buehler, all of whom predeceased him. Bob cherished time spent with his many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and was proud of their various accomplishments. Bob graduated from Union Hill High School, Union City, NJ and played football there before attending Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck, NJ. Bob served in the U.S. Marines prior to completing Officer Training at Fort Benning, GA. He served in the Army in Korea, and received a purple heart. He then held management positions at Revlon, American Process, and Foster Wheeler. Bob was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Eagles, and Elks. In recent years, he found a second home and many friends at the Crystal Restaurant.
Bob lived a good life, enjoyed a good Manhattan, and always had his belt buckle and dress shoes highly polished. A farewell for Bob will be held beginning at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 31, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. for those who mourn him and anyone willing to share a memory of Bob is encouraged to do so. In accordance with his wishes and without further ado (that’s not exactly how he put it) his ashes will be interred next to his beloved wife Hilda in Brookside Cemetery after the snow melts. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to Chapin Living Waters/Bucket Kits right here in Watertown, Wounded Warriors, or any good cause. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com