Miller, Charles Edward

March 29, 2006

CHARLES EDWARD MILLER of Baltimore and most recently of Country Meadows in Mechanicsburg died peacefully on March 17th. He was known as Bucky to his friends and family. He was 97. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John David Miller and Lucy Nelson Miller. He was graduated from Baltimore City College, the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Bucky was a star football player at the University of Maryland. After his freshman year he played in every game. For many years he held the record for the longest punt every kicked in the Yale Bowl. While at Maryland he was named First Team All-American. He is featured in the book Greats of All-American Football. After graduate school he became a coach of the University of Baltimore basketball team. During his tenure there his team had no losses to any other Southern Conference team. World War II loomed and Bucky joined the Army as a Lieutenant. He was immediately named post athletic director at Fort Eustis. He subsequently achieved the rank of Colonel and was named to the Joint War Plans Committee. He accompanied President Roosevelt, General Marshall and Admiral Leahy to the Cairo Conference in 1943. He also was present at the Big Three Conference in Yalta with Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and President Roosevelt. The course of the outcome of the war was determined there. He was decorated for his service to his country. The war behine him, Bucky returned to Baltimore and joined the Newth-Morris Paper Board Company. He and Arthur Morris helped build the company into what would become the Rock-Tenn Corporation, North America's leading manufacturer of paper board and packaging products. He retired as Vice President. Bucky was an avid golfer. He was a charter member of the Hillendale Country Club where for several years he held the title of club champion. He also served on the Board of Regents and was president of the golf committee. When he was 83 years old, he shot his age and for days afterward answered the phone by saying, "Yes, it's true." He was a prize-winning amateur photographer. His primary interest was black and white images. He developed his own negatives and displayed the photographs in several Baltimore restaurants. He was active in the community and was a previous member of the following organizations. The University Club, The National Military Order of Foreign Wars (where he served two terms as President), The M Club, The Maryland Heart Association, The New York Athletic Club, Grace United Methodist Church and The University of Maryland Alumni Association. He is survived by his only child Jessica L. Marbain of Mechanicsburg, two granddaughters Patricia Lynn Marbain of Dillsburg and Tracy Grove Weiss of Boston, Massachusetts and one great-granddaughter Preston Grove Marbain. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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