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Sidney Z. MILLER

1914 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences Gallery
Sidney Z. MILLER Obituary
MILLER, Sidney Z.

Sidney Z. Miller, age 100, of Century Village, West Palm Beach passed away at home in his sleep on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Sid was 100 years, 4 months and 2 days old. Sidney was born in Newark, NJ on March 15, 1914 to Charles and Sadie Miller. Sid had just celebrated his 100th Birthday with a big party at the IL Bellagio in City Place West Palm Beach with relatives and friends who flew in from all over to share in his milestone birthday. Sid owned Sid Miller's Meat Market on Bergen Street in Newark, NJ. In 1952 Sid moved his family to Maplewood, NJ and opened Sid Miller Purveyor of Prime Meats in South Orange. In the 1960's Sid had a brush with fame when his casting director son, Dick, cast Sid and his wife Buddy on ABC-TV's: "That's Life" starring Leslie Uggams. Sid and Buddy were avid ballroom dancers. Sid continued this dancing tradition throughout his 100th year. Sid lived alone, cooked his own meals and didn't take any medication. He played doubles tennis for 3 hours daily until the age of 89. He loved life and use to sit in the parking lot of his Century Village condo for 3 hours daily waiving to passers-by. Sid enjoyed the Miami Heat games and watched the tennis matches from all over the World. He was active until his final day. Sidney was predeceased by his loving wife Anne "Buddy" Miller (August 31, 1989), a sister, Janet Miller Grossman, and five brothers; Paul, Leo, Jack, Danny and Irving Miller. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Garrett Cameron Miller. Sid is survived by his dedicated and caring son, Ambassador Dick Miller, Ambassador of Goodwill for the Island Government of Aruba (Honorary), and his beloved daughter-in-law Deborah of Port Charlotte, FL, and two dearly beloved daughters; Tobie Miller Patmas of New York City and Judith Z. Miller of Southhampton, NY. Sidney has one surviving sister; Joyce Miller Dziczkowski (84) of Anaheim, CA. Sid is survived by his numerous nieces and nephews and his devoted friend Gloria Range, along with many other friends all of whom will truly miss Mr. Personality, Sid Miller. Cremation arrangements are being handled by All County Funeral Home of Lake Worth, FL.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from July 27 to July 28, 2014
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