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Robert G Miller

July 15, 1935 - May 24, 2022

Robert G Miller Robert G Miller
  • VISITATION
    May 27, 2022 | 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Funeral
  • May 28, 2022 | 10:30 A.M. Saturday
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
  • Burial Location
    Assumption Cemetery, Winfield

Robert Gerald Miller (Bob), of St. Charles, IL, passed away on May 24, 2022. The family is deeply saddened by his death, but thankful for the memories and imprints that he left on their lives. He is survived by his wife, Carol, his sons Jeffrey, Bob and wife Tracy, Scott and wife Rita, along with 4 grandchildren: Ryan, Connor, Aleesha and Matthew; along with his extended family and an abundance of friends.

He was born on July 15, 1935 in Berwyn, IL and attended Morton High School and Northwestern University.  He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers and made his major league debut at the age of 17.  He pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets across his career from 1953 – 1962.  Later, he served as Chairman and CEO of the Major League Baseball alumni association where his focus was on increasing membership levels and benefits for older alumni who were in need, but did not have pensions.

After retiring from baseball, Bob emerged an accomplished businessman and set about sharing the fruits of his labor as a philanthropist.  Over several decades, Bob and Carol gave substantially of their time, talents and treasure to a multitude of charitable organizations across Chicago and the local community.  Many lives were touched and changed for the better as a result of their generosity.

He was a member of the Rotary Club and was actively engaged in ministries at St. John Neumann Catholic church.

Anyone who knew Bob was touched by his kindness, humor and gregarious nature. He was a faithful servant of God, a devout and loving husband, and a dedicated friend to many.  We will all miss him more than words can say.

There will be a viewing at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles Friday, May 27, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be  held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:30 am.  For further information please call Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles., 630-584-0060

Condolences


Susan Bruno from Streamwood, IL

"We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace. God bless. Steven and Susan Bruno & Family"


Scotty Evangelista from Saint Charles , IL

"Bob, may you Rest In Peace with our Heavenly Father. I’m grateful that I got to know you in your later years as your neighbor. I know you’re in a better place!"


Sue Coffee from Green Valley, AZ

"I am so, so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. I fondly remember visiting when Bob & Carol had adopted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the Greater Chicago Cavalier Rescue. May all your precious memories of times together help to comfort all of you as you grieve."


Amanda Gandolf from Carolina Beach , NC

"We are so very sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Bob (husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather) and send our most sincere condolences to the whole family.Fond memories of hanging out in the Miller’s Charlotte kitchen with him and laughing at his jokes. His presence commanded attention and we were happy to give it!May the angels lead you home Bob +++"


Tracy Stephens-Miller from Englewood , FL

"Carol, Our deepest sympathies to you on the passing of Bob. May God cover you in His peace & comfort at this difficult time."


John Griffin from Whitewright , TX

"My condolences to his entire family. I never had the opportunity to meet Bob, but I’ve met a lot of his family. He must have been a great man because he has a great family. Ryan his grandson is my son n law and I couldn’t be prouder of him. Scott, Rita, Ryan, Connor, Alicia and the entire Miller family are in our thoughts and prayers."


Jim Moyes from Ponte Vedra, FL

"Although I had never met Bob, he left me an everlasting memory that neither Bob nor I will ever forget. I was at historic Briggs Stadium on July 26, 1953 for a MLB doubleheader between the Tigers and Yankees along with more than 50,000 other fans on a sweltering hot 95 degree Sunday afternoon.It was my first ever MLB game in person and who was the winning pitcher in that game? Bob Miller! I was among those who gave him a standing ovation when he left the mound after pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings.Thanks for this never forgotten memory. I wrote a story on this game and if any of Bob's friends or family would like to read the story than contact me at jimmoyes@aol.com"


Bill Sharp from Wilmette, IL

"Deepest sympathies , Carol, to you and your family. I always enjoyed being with and hearing Bob's booming , positive voice at all MLB and CBCC events over these many years! Thank you for sharing him with us and giving back to so many! He was a good one! God bless!"


Marge Meanger from St. Charles, IL

"I was so sad to learn that Bob had passed after his viewing and church service.I will never forget Bob since we attend J. Sterling Morton High in Cicero, IL. Bob was very well know in our extremely large student body that split in 1955 into Morton East and West. Being the amazing baseball player that he was brought a lot of noterity to our school. I remember the day bob signed the contract with the Detriot Tigers because it was done with student body watching and all the big Chicago newspapers and others there with flashbulbs going off like the 4th of July fireworks. It was unforgettable!My deepest sympathy to Carol and the family. He was one in a million!!!"


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