Robert "Bob" George Miller
February 9, 1930 – January 1, 2019
Charlotte - Robert (Bob) George Miller died at home on January 1, 2019 at the age of 88. He was born February 9, 1930 in Irvington, NJ to Otto and Katherine Miller. Bob attended Irvington High School and went on to earn his Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University in 1953 and became a licensed architect in 1956. Following graduation, he worked for Odell Associates and was part of the team that designed Charlottetown Mall, which was the first enclosed shopping mall in the South. In 1962, he left Odell and joined Ferebee, Walters & Associates. After retiring from Ferebee, Walters & Associates, Bob continued his career working with Wayne Camas of Camas Associates Architects and remained an actively licensed architect to the present day.
Bob was a member of the Charlotte Section of the American Institute of Architects and served in numerous leadership roles throughout his career: Vice President (1962), Treasurer (1969), Vice President/President Elect (1980), and President (1982).
He was a member of the Charlotte Arborists Society and Trees Charlotte. Bob was a very involved parishioner, serving as an usher at St. Gabriel Catholic Church for over 50 years, and was the architect that designed the new church building located on Providence Road. Bob is survived by his brother, James Miller (Judy); his children, Robby Miller, Katie Einbender (Steve), Greg Miller (Janet); and grandchildren, Madison Miller, Drew Einbender, Cole Einbender and Sam Miller.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-1:45 pm on Saturday, January 5th, in the fellowship hall of St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte. The Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Bob Miller will follow at 2:00 pm in the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Charlotte Arborist Society, Trees Charlotte or St. Gabriel Catholic Church.
- Receiving of Friends Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Funeral Mass Celebrating Bob's Life Saturday, January 5, 2019
Robert "Bob" George Miller
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January 4, 2019
Many years ago I met Bob on my first day of work at Ferebee Walters on June 5th 1972. It took me a long time to understand what I was suppose to learn from Bob about architecture and life. We had friendly arguments over the years that sometimes continued right through lunch but never to the point that it changed our friendship. Even last month at an AIA luncheon Bob was giving me unsolicited advice. We still laughed together as we recalled earlier days. Bob was all about doing projects right even if the Owner did not agree with him. I learned a lot from Bob about building projects and a lot about life too.
God has a lot of architects but none like Bob. I will surely miss him but now he has a client with an unlimited budget and no schedule to keep. Oh Happy Days are ahead for my friend.