William Harold Miller
April 7, 1937 – January 7, 2020
William Harold Miller, age 82, passed away on January 7, 2020 after a 33 year battle with Parkinsons. He was born in New York City, NY on April 7, 1937, son of the late Harold Miller and Doris Guarini.
Bill was a graduate of Choate Boarding School (’54) as well as a graduate of Cornell University (’58) in Restaurant Management and Accounting. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Psi and ROTC.
Bill started his career managing his family owned restaurant, Millers, in the Woolworth Building in New York City, where he was recognized as one of the top restaurateurs in New York City. He later created a successful career in the stock brokerage business where he worked with Kidder Peabody and The Fiduciary as well as owning his own firm, Crucible Securities. Bill also ventured into the computer business working for DEC, Sperry and Unisys. Bill and his family lived in Westfield, NJ for 35 years before moving to Charlotte because of health issues. Bill was very active with his family and community where he coached both soccer and wrestling and was a member of the Westfield Booster Club. In Charlotte, he was active with the Latin America Coalition.
Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sandra Miller; his three sons, Robert Miller (Lisa), Thomas Miller (Melissa) and James Miller (Melissa); seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Valerie Cisneros.
Services will be held 2 pm Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. A reception will be held following the service in the Parish Hall.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Ave., Charlotte, NC 28226 or charity of your choice.
- Memorial Service Friday, January 17, 2020