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Robert Lantz Miller 1928-2023


Robert Lantz Miller died peacefully surrounded by loved ones in Newville, PA, on September 16, 2023, at age 95.

Robert Lantz Miller
Robert Lantz Miller

He was born May 10, 1928, to Dr. Roy and Florence Lantz Miller and graduated from Shamokin Area High School in Shamokin, PA. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, Class of 1951, and was on the 1949 national championship lacrosse team. Bob served on a destroyer during the Korean War and later had a career in submarines, attaining the rank of Commander. Duties included a tour in Argentina and command of the USS BANG (SS-385).

During shore duty in Washington, D.C., he met the love of his life, the former Marilyn Kramersmeier of Ledyard, IA, and they were married in Washington on August 6, 1960.

He retired from the Navy in 1973 and then began a second career with Merrill Lynch for 15 years. He capped his endeavors with 12 years as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Presbyterian Homes, Inc.

He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a member of Lions International and a lifetime member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the American Legion.

His final 15 years were spent in Newville, PA, in Independent Living at Green Ridge Village.

Bob will be remembered for his love of family and his deep Christian faith with its joys from serving the people and communities around him.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, summering since age one in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, and wintering with Marilyn in Tavares, Florida.

In addition to his wife of 63 years, he is survived by one daughter, Jeanne Miller David (Eric) of Mechanicsburg, PA; three sons, Dr. Robert Miller, Jr., of Middleburg, PA; Jeffrey Miller of Waltham, MA, and Dr. Christopher Miller of Tavares, FL; two granddaughters, Erika David of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Alicia Settle (Richard) of Dillsburg, PA; and two great granddaughters, Brennan Settle and Miller May Settle.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Roy Miller, Jr., and daughter-in-law Judy Miller.

Bob’s life will be celebrated at the First United Presbyterian Church, Newville, PA, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30th. Military honors will immediately follow the service.

Arrangements are entrusted to Egger Funeral Home.

The interment of ashes will be in the family cemetery in Jacksonburg, WV. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Lantz Miller, please visit the floral store.



Kitty D Hann 1938-2024

At 18 years of age, Kitty was recruited to work for the Dept. of the Navy in Washington, D.C., where she resided in an all-girl’s boarding house. She created lifelong friendships there.

John Eugene Walck 1933-2024

Mr. Walck worked proudly for Hagerstown Canteen Vending Service for 50 years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed the outdoors, trap shooting, and collecting trains.

Justin L. Nichols 1981-2024

Justin enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time around a camp fire, time spent with family and friends and living life to the fullest.

Robert “Bob” Rhoten 1933-2024

After he left the military, Bob worked several data entry jobs. After 10 years of service to the Federal Government, he retired in his early 70’s.

Nina Fegan 1947-2024

Nina graduated from St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Lancaster, PA as a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed puzzles, reading and vacationing in Cape May, NJ.

Duane Lee Bidlack 1938-2024

Duane earned a Bachelor’s degree from Tri-State College and later a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University.

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