Kenneth C. Miller Jr., architect, Boys' Latin School plant manager

March 16, 1994|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer

Kenneth C. Miller Jr., an architect and alumnus who helped plan the move of Boys' Latin School from its location on Brevard Street in downtown Baltimore to its Lake Avenue campus in 1960, died March 10 of cancer at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Lutherville resident was 63.

Mr. Miller had been plant manager at Boys' Latin since 1987. In 1948, he graduated from Boys' Latin and won the C. Markland Kelly Award as the state's best high school lacrosse player.

He earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1952 from Princeton University. He was a midfielder on Princeton's varsity lacrosse team for three years and was an All-American in 1951 and 1952.

After his graduation, he served in the Navy from 1952 until 1956 and was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone, where he flew amphibious patrol planes.

After returning to Baltimore, he apprenticed himself to his father's architectural firm, Kenneth C. Miller, which worked closely with the Joseph Meyerhoff Corp., which later became Monumental Properties Inc.

In 1963, he began working for Monumental, where he was vice president and senior project manager. He directed construction of shopping malls in Boston; Buffalo, N.Y.; Dallas; and Louisiana. His design for a split-tri-level mall in Houston was awarded a U.S. patent.

After Monumental closed in 1979, he worked as a consultant. Beginning in 1984, he worked for BCI Contractors of Baltimore before joining Boys' Latin.

Dyson Ehrhardt, the school's development director, said, "When the sprinkler system wouldn't work, K. C. would stand with a hose and water the playing fields. He was a fine old warrior and the ultimate friend to Boys' Latin."

Mr. Miller was a member of the school's board of trustees and, several years ago, managed the construction of the J. W. Iglehart Center, a gymnasium and classroom building at the school. He was also a board member for Greater Baltimore Medical Center. His first two marriages ended in divorce.

Survivors include his wife, the former Sharon Cross; seven sons, Jeremy G. Miller and Joshua D. Miller, both of Lutherville, Kenneth C. Miller III of Roland Park, Christopher McDonald Miller xTC of Ruxton, Geoffrey L. Miller of Fairfax, Va., Andrew "Skip" Miller of Baltimore and Dwight H. Miller of Salisbury; and a daughter, Sally E. Miller of Baltimore.

Memorial donations may be made to Boys' Latin School, 822 W. Lake Ave., Baltimore 21210.

Services were held Monday .

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