Robert Miller |

Robert Miller

A gathering for family and friends of Robert James “Bob” Miller of Penn Valley will be conducted from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at 17 Carrie Ann Lane in Penn Valley.

Mr. Miller died Saturday, May 4, of a heart attack. He was 85.

He was born June 9, 1916, to Peter and Mollie (Scheidt) Miller. Mr. Miller graduated from Fresno High School in 1934, and served in the U.S. Navy 1935 to 1939. He marred Marjory Ann Greening-Campbell in 1937. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was discharged as an aviation chief machinist’s mate in September 1945. Mr. Miller owned a small drugstore in Huron for several years, and from 1951 to 1978 worked for Pacific Gas and Electric. He retired as the Napa area sales manager. He and his wife moved to Alta Sierra in the 1970s, then left California for some years and returned to Penn Valley in 1994.

Mr. Miller is survived by his daughter, Roberta Ann Swift of Santa Barbara; grandsons Joshua Swift of Garrett Park, Md., and Ethan Swift of Brandon, Vt.; great-granddaughter, Anya Swift of Garrett Park, Md.; sister, Marion Bidwell of Fresno; sister-in law, Marian Albright of Alta Sierra; nieces Linda Stoddard of Oregon, Becky Baldoni of Alta Sierra, Kimberly Jeanes of San Francisco, Barbara Herndon of Placerville, Susan Critchlow of Concord and Joanne Munoz of Scotts Valley; and nephews Greg Munoz of Fresno, Jeff Munoz of Santa Cruz, John Porteous of Modesto and Jon Albright of Alta Sierra. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1994.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

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