Robert Miller

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Friday, May 19, 2023
The Presbyterian Church in Westfield
140 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Robert C Miller

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ROBERT CONWAY MILLER, 82, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on April 28, 2023 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (NJ) surrounded by his family. Born in Danville, Pennsylvania to the late Frank Albert Miller and Dorothy Anne Finkernagel, Bob graduated from Danville Senior High School in 1958. He then matriculated at Cornell University where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1962 and graduated from its Law School in 1965.  While at Cornell he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and toured the country with his beloved Cornell University Glee Club.  Bob began his legal career in New York City with the firm of Davies, Hardy, Ives & Lawther, he went on to be a partner at Windels, Marx, Davies & Ives, Sage Gray Tod & Sims, Townley & Updike, Winston & Strawn and spent the last twenty years of his life as a partner at Davidson, Dawson & Clark. A longtime member of the New York City, State and American Bar Associations, he served on and chaired various estate planning and tax committees over the years.  With a keen sense of civic responsibility, Bob was a former Trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library, Senior Vice Chairman of the Foreign Policy Association and a Director of the National Endowment for Democracy.  At the time of his death, he was Chairman of the Hurford Foundation, a Director of the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and a Director of Leaders in Furthering Education, with which he played an important part in the development of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. In 2008 Bob helped create the Hurford Youth Fellowship Program at the National Endowment for Democracy, to build the leadership skills and harness the potential of young democracy activists from around the world. Bob loved to bake and cook and was a daily solver of the NY Times crossword puzzle. He was a kind soul with a quick wit, a hearty laugh and a zest for life who was adored by his family, friends and colleagues.  He will be missed. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Katarina Antens-Miller, with whom he raised Swedish Warmbloods on their farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey; his sons Jonathan (Lisa), Robert and Tor; his devoted cousin Alice Porter; and his grandchildren Jack, Abigail, Catharine, John Robert, Andrew, Carter and Ravianna. 
A memorial service will be held at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Westfield, NJ at 10AM on May 19, 2023.


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