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Armin William Miller

Armin's life voyage August 1, 1904 - April 14, 2006. Raised in Milwaukee, lived in Shorewood, before leaving for Stanford University; Armin became a proud member of the Stanford Marching Band in the percussion section and performed at the 1927 Rose Bowl where the legendary Pop Warner's Indians took on Alabama in a New Year's Classic. His love of music led him to form his own band, sailing around the globe entertaining crowds at dance halls. After a short time working for the real estate firm of Hyman & Blatteis in San Francisco, he returned to Milwaukee, where he started a lifetime career in real estate and the building industry. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's modern ideas, he created the "Annason" apartment building in memory of his mother, Ana, which is listed today in the historic landmark register of Milwaukee. He commissioned Julius Leiser, architect - a protégé of Lloyd Wright for the project. Shortly after he went on to develop the "Morrison" building next door in memory of his father, Morris. In the mid 1930's Armin moved to Chicago where he pioneered the development of radio advertising with his "Home Sweet Home" hour every Sunday and founded his real estate firm specializing in the rehabilitation and modernization of prestigious buildings as well as the purchase and sale of commercial property. While in Chicago, Armin did part-time acting and stand-up comedy at the Lincoln Park Theatre. For over 30 years Armin operated a Travel Inn in Joplin, Missouri, on the old Route 66 and had Bob Cummings (Vitamin Man) celebrate the opening. In the early 1970's he relocated to Key Biscayne, Florida where he continued his success and held his real estate license up to the age of 101 years. His lifetime of globetrotting was well documented by his love of photography. He remained a lifetime member of the Stanford Alumni and was well known for his great sense of humor and truly inspiring zest for life. He met his wife Linda, on a Mediterranean cruise and fell in love with her as they danced "cheek to cheek" (when asked the secret of their long union, he laughed and said: " I have never been right the entire marriage"). He leaves behind the love of his life Linda and beloved pet, Starlite. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at RIVERSIDE GORDON, 1920 Alton Rd., Miami Beach. Donations to any Animal Charity or ORT.

Funeral Home

Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels
1920 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-1151

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 20, 2006
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