William F. Miley, 85, real estate broker, veteran

May 31, 2002

William F. Miley, a retired real estate broker and appraiser, died of leukemia May 24 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 85 and lived in Monkton.

He established his own real estate brokerage and appraisal firm, initially located in his Northwood home and later in Glen Arm. He often worked for the city and state governments, and testified at property condemnation trials. He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1935 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He earned a degree in chemistry from Loyola College in 1940.

Mr. Miley joined the Naval Officer Training Program and earned his pilot's wings in 1942. He logged more than 3,000 flight hours while stationed at U.S. bases. At the end of World War II, he left active duty and entered the Naval Reserve. He retired in 1976 with the rank of lieutenant commander.

He was a member of the Maryland Badminton Association for 25 years and played tennis.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, 13717 Cuba Road, Hunt Valley.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Margaret Elinor Whitney; two sons, William Whitney Miley of Hereford and John Whitney Miley of Hunt Valley; a daughter, Emily Boyer Whitney Miley of Sparks; and three grandchildren.

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