Gard­ner Bowne Miller –

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Gard­ner Bowne Miller, age 93 of Dataw Is­land, SC for­mally of Montclair, NJ passed away on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20, 2018 at Beau­fort Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily.

Me­mo­rial ser­vices will be held on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, 2018 at 11am at Sea Is­land Pres­by­te­rian Church with in­ter­ment in Beau­fort Na­tional Ceme­tery at 2pm with mil­i­tary honors.

Son of the late Don­ald M. Miller and Mar­ion Miller.

1942 Grad­u­ate of McDonough Mil­i­tary Academy. From there, he en­tered the Army Air­borne 503rd in 1943 and later shipped out to the Philip­pines. He

pp parachuted onto Cor­regi­dor in 1945 lib­er­at­ing “The Rock” from its Ja­pa­nese oc­cu­piers.

Fol­low­ing World War II he at­tended Dick­in­son Col­lege in Carlisle, PA. He at­tended Grad­u­ate School and earned his Law De­gree at Rut­gers Law School, Ne­wark, NJ.

He prac­ticed Fam­ily Law in Montclair, NJ. He proudly achieved an “A” rat­ing with Martin­dale-Hubbell, was a Char­ter Mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Mat­ri­mo­nial Academy, Mem­ber of the Es­sex County, NJ Bar As­so­ci­a­tion and headed the Ju­ve­nile Con­fer­ence Com­mit­tee.

He was rec­og­nized and pub­lished in Town & Coun­try Mag­a­zine as of the Top Mat­ri­mo­nial At­tor­neys in the State of New Jersey.

He was a Mem­ber of the Montclair Golf Club un­til he re­tired in 1993 to Dataw, SC. There he en­joyed golf and cro­quet as a mem­ber of the Dataw Is­land Club.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his brother Paul H. Miller. He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 50 years Norma G. Miller; (6) Chil­dren: Gard­ner Miller Jr. of MA, Daniel Miller of PA, Jeanne Miller-Bush(Mike) of CA, Christo­pher

p Bren­ner(June) of MD, Les­ley Bren­ner of VA and An­drea Miller(Erik) of SC; (5) Grand­chil­dren and (5) Great grand­chil­dren.

Gard­ner’s many in­ter­ests in­cluded fish­ing, sail­ing, golf­ing, swim­ming, cro­quet and spend­ing time with his dear friends in the 82nd Air­borne and Thurs­day Lunch Group.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily asks that do­na­tions be made to Friends of Caro­line Hospice, Port Royal, SC.

An­der­son Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory is serv­ing the fam­ily.

Proud World War

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