Robert L. Miller

November 4, 1940 - August 12, 2013
Robert Miller, age 72, died Monday, August 12, 2013. He was a beloved husband and father to his wife, Stephenie, and son, Damon.
He was born November 4th, 1940 in Los Angeles to Harold and Ruby Miller. He attended Harvard Military Academy and graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1958. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1963 and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970.
Bob, as he was known, was a Vietnam War veteran where he served as a Naval officer aboard the U.S.S. Hancock. After his service, he returned to Vietnam to work for RMK-BRJ in construction management for both the U.S. Embassy and General Westmoreland's Headquarters. During that time, he also became the first American awarded a black belt in Taekwondo in Vietnam.
After the war, he became a successful entrepreneur in the construction industry. He co-founded and led the well-regarded residential development company, West Venture Development. Based on his leadership, he was awarded "CEO of the Year" in 1987 by the building industry for the Los Angeles Metro area. He later became Chairman of the Board of Monroc, a national concrete products company. He was most recently on the Board of Directors for Tutor Perini Corporation.
Later in life, Bob took on new challenges including learning to fly jet fighter and aerobatic planes and becoming fluent in French.
Per Bob's request, he will be buried at sea and there will be a private memorial service.

Published in the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 28, 2013