Robert Miller was born on March 27, 1928 to William Martin Miller and Margaret Hoffman Miller. He is the younger brother of William (Bill) Miller. Robert enlisted in the Navy in 1945 where he studied electronics and mathematics, stationed in both Chicago and Corpus Christi. Following his time in the Navy, Robert used the GI Bill to attend Wisconsin Institute of Technology, where he studied Mining Engineering. Ultimately, Robert received a masters in Mining Geology from Missouri School of Mines. He completed his Doctorate of Science in Geology at Laval University in Quebec City and did his post doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. Robert married Mary Jean Piquette on August 2, 1951 in Wisconsin. They had five children together: Nicole, Christiane, Daniel, Peter and Mary Claire. Robert led geological explorations worldwide for Longyear Company, Noranda Mines, Dennison Mines, Dekalb Mineral Ventures and Newmont Mines. After retirement, Robert and Mary traveled extensively around the world and were very involved in the lives of their children and their 11 grandchildren. Robert was an avid outdoorsman since his childhood, spending much of his time fly fishing, skiing and hunting. Robert was an exceptionally humble, kind and intelligent man. An exemplary father, husband and the worlds greatest grandfather, he will be truly missed but his life and legacy will be celebrated for generations to come.