Robert Knowles Millar passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at the age of 89. He was born on December 15, 1923 in Berkeley, California. He attended Berkeley schools and graduated from Berkeley High School December 1941. Enrolled in the University of California, September 1942. He played freshman baseball in 1943. Mr. Millar was called to active duty U.S. Army, from the reserves in March 1943. He was a member of the 11th Armored Division in combat during the "Battle of the Bulge" and in Eastern and central Europe. He returned to University of California, Berkeley in March 1946. Graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, June 1949. Joined Shell Chemical Co. in July 1949. He worked as an engineer until 1970 when he transferred to Shell Oil Co. He retired from Shell Oil Co. in 1987, as Manager of Training, Norco, LA Manufacturing Complex. While Manager of Training he represented Shell Oil Co. on the American Petroleum Institute Committee on Training and Development where he played active role on the committee and received several awards. Bob married Sue Pittman in Houston, Texas, 1952. They have one son, William Russell Millar of Kenner, LA and one daughter, Lisa Sue Millar of New Orleans. He is the son of the late Russell Ward Millar, Sr. and Belle Stewart Millar. Brother of Mordena Stewart Millar and the late Russell Ward Millar, Jr. Also survived by 3 nephews and 1 niece. Bob has been active and involved in the Presbyterian Church throughout his life. He has been a member of Parkway Presbyterian Church in Metairie, LA since 1959. He served seven terms as an Elder, and taught many classes in the adult education programs. Sue and Bob were members of the Pelican Squares Square Dance Club. He is a charter member of the D Day World War II Museum, New Orleans and the National World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. As an alumnus Bob was a strong supporter of the University of California, Berkeley. He was a true "Golden Bear." Special thanks to the staff at Advantage Nursing for the love, care and support that was given to Mr. Millar. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation and memorial service at Parkway Presbyterian Church, 6200 Camphor Street, Metairie on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Visitation at the church will be held from 12:30 PM until time of memorial service at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkway Presbyterian Church, 6200 Camphor Street, Metairie, LA 70003 or
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2012