Robert Winthrop Miller ’48 died on February 24, 2004, in Brunswick, Maine.
Born on November 13, 1926, in Newton, MA, he prepared for college at Newton High School and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in September of 1947 as a member of the Class of 1948, he was a sales engineer with Berger Manufacturing in Boston until 1951, when he joined Charles T. Main, Inc., in Boston, where he did architectural work until 1963. For two years, he continued in that field with Clinch, Crimp, Brown and Fisher in Boston and then with Smith, Sellew and Doherty in Boston before joining Drummey, Rosane, Anderson in Newton, where he was project manager for many schools throughout New England, including Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. He retired in 1991 and moved to Arrowsic in Maine. He was a trustee of the Sherborn (MA) Library, a member of the Pilgrim Church in Sherborn, and a member of the Boston Architectural Center Scholarship Committee. In Bowdoin affairs he was 1948’s Class Agent in the Alumni Fund from 1967 to 1971 and in his retirement years was 1948’s Class Agent, along with Cab Easton, securing leadership gifts from the class for the Fund. He also worked for the College helping to overview some of the construction and renovation projects on the campus during the 1990s. For several years, he was a volunteer worker in the boatshop at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, and he was a member of the choir at the First Parish Church in Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Elaine Bennett Miller, whom he married in 1959; a daughter, Susan B. Miller of Victor, ID; a son, Todd G. Miller of Jamaica Plain, MA; and two brothers, Edmund Miller of Durham, NH, and Richard Miller of Wellesley, MA.