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Robert J. Miller, mortgage officer Oct. 17, 1918 -- Feb. 4, 2006

Robert J. Miller, a World War II veteran and mortgage officer for many years, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 87.

The Buffalo native attended Blessed Trinity School and was a graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Canisius College in 1946.

Mr. Miller served in the Counterintelligence Corps of the Army Air Forces from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed for several months in the European Theater.

He worked for 40 years as a mortgage officer with Buffalo Savings Bank, retiring in 1981.

Mr. Miller served as a Eucharistic minister at his church, St. John the Baptist, in the Town of Tonawanda, where he also was a member of the Neumann Guild. He was a member of Kenmore Council, Knights of Columbus, and the alumni associations of Canisius College and St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.

He was a longtime member and past president of the National Association of Credit Managers and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Western New York. He also was a director of the American Institute of Banking.

He was married for more than 34 years to Mary Conley Miller, who died in 1980.

Surviving are his wife of 17 years, the former Geraldine Leavy; two daughters, Barbara Stone of Napa, Calif., and Janice Corrigan of Millinocket, Maine; two sons, James E. of Clarence and Gregory J. of the Town of Tonawanda; and five grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Avenue, Town of Tonawanda, after prayers at 8:45 in Amigone Funeral Home, 8440 Main St., Clarence. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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