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Barbara Peer Miller
"Think of me and smile."
Barbara Peer Miller passed away at the age of 64 at home surrounded by loved ones in Saratoga, CA on the morning of December 13, 2011 after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born on January 15, 1947 in Brooklyn NY where she grew up with sisters Cathy, Grace and Mary. While attending Brooklyn College where she received a Bachelor's Degree, Barbara was recognized as a Brooklyn College Salutatorian. She was also designated a Miss Subway contest winner while a student at Brooklyn College. Barbara continued her graduate studies in Japan and received an MBA from Sophia University Tokyo. During her life Barbara held positions at the FBI, Bear Stearns, and IBM.
Barbara was married to Robert for 31 years. They both shared a love for golf and traveling. They made their home in Kapalua, Hawaii. Barbara became very involved in the Maui community and was a Founding Member of the Maui Preparatory Academy.
Barbara is survived by husband Robert Clark Miller; children Jonathan, Jeremy, Annie, and Molly; grandchildren Gisele and Sasha; sisters Cathy, Grace, and Mary.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday December 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 219 Bean Ave. Los Gatos. Viewing will be 6 - 8 pm Thursday December 15 at Darling Fischer Chapel of the Hills 615 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos. A reception will be following the Celebratory Mass at St. Mary's.
In lieu of flowers, the Miller Family requests that donations be made to either Presentation High School in San Jose, CA. or The V Foundation for Cancer Research in Barbara's memory. To donate online visit
"Think of me and smile." - Barbara Peer Miller
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Dec. 15, 2011
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