Robert Ernest Miller Sr., 86, tavern owner

August 29, 2002

Robert Ernest Miller Sr., a retired tavern owner and newspaper route courier, died of complications of Parkinson's disease Saturday at North Arundel Hospital. The Gambrills resident was 86.

He delivered The Sun and The Evening Sun and the News American on a rural Anne Arundel County route for more than 20 years.

He also owned and operated Miller's Tavern in Herald Harbor and Rudy's Tavern on Generals Highway in Crownsville.

He retired about 15 years ago.

Born in Rockbridge Baths, Va., he was raised in Princess Anne, and graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1933.

During World War II, he served with a Navy Seabees construction battalion in France.

A lifetime member of the Gambrills Athletic Club, he enjoyed carpentry and gardening projects.

Services were held yesterday.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Florence Eutsler; three sons, Robert E. Miller Jr. of Millersville, Raymond F. Miller of Annapolis and Fred Warner Miller of Stafford, Va.; a daughter, Anita D. Dorr of Gambrills; two sisters, Nell Snyder of Eaton, Ohio, and Virginia Brady of Slidell, La.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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