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William Findley Miller

Obituary for William Findley Miller

March 22, 1936 - October 9, 2018
Brigantine, New Jersey | Age 82


William Findley Miller, 82, of Brigantine, born March 22, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Bill was first generation American, born to Scottish immigrant parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Anne (nee Blessington), and their three children, Lizabeth A. Galantino, James W. Miller (Tami) and Mary Miller Fazio (Adam), and grandchildren Leia and Ilana Miller and William and Nicholas Fazio. He is also survived by daughter Audrey (Miller) Pugh, and her children Jason and Merissa, and grandchildren. He is predeceased by three children, twin daughters Lorey and Linda, and son William.

Bill and Mary Anne met in Margate and wed in 1965 in Philadelphia. They just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on July 3. Having early entrepreneurial success, including owning Inhalation Equipment Co. (Upper Darby, PA), they took on investments in the summer motel business in Brigantine, which Bill loved to call home. As Atlantic City adopted casino gaming in the late 1970s, Bill and Mary Anne decided to move the family full-time to Brigantine in 1979 and transition to year-round residence and business. Bill and Mary Anne continued in the real estate business and took on publication of Brigantine's Beachcomber News in the 1990s. Bill also enjoyed traveling, relaxing in the backyard, on the "No Problem" boat, and investing in the stock market.

Bill was involved in everything Brigantine had to offer, including groups such as the Elks, Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club as a long time member.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bill's Life Celebration gathering at Keates-Plum Funeral Home, 3112 W. Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine, on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be private.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to The Brigantine Lions Club, PO Box 182 Brigantine NJ 08203.

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3112 W Brigantine Ave
Brigantine, NJ 08203
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