&TC A memorial service for James F. Miller, a real estate appraiser who retired from full-time work in 1975, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave.
Mr. Miller, who was 84 and lived in Homeland for many years, died Wednesday at the health center of Roland Park Place, where he had been a resident for more than a year.
He had operated a real estate business, specializing in appraisals, since the end of World War II. He entered the business in 1928, first working with the late Clarence Hurlock and then with an appraisal firm. Mr. Miller was president of the Greater Baltimore Real Estate Board in 1959 and 1960 and belonged to the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.
During World War II, he volunteered with a local aircraft tracking unit, then served as an officer in the Marine Corps.
A native of New York City who was reared in Baltimore, he was a 1924 graduate of City College, a 1928 graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis and a 1933 graduate of the University of Baltimore law school. President of his graduating class at all three schools, he played attack on the lacrosse teams at City and at St. John's, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and won a medallion for his contribution to the college.
Mr. Miller was a member of L'Hirondelle Club, the Maryland Academy of Science and the Maryland Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis V. Barber; a son, J. William Miller of Baltimore; a daughter, Jeanie Blom of Kent Woodlands, Calif.; and four grandchildren.