CDR Robert Neils Miller, USN  of Madison died peacefully, Friday July 12, 2019 at St. Dominic Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. 

Bob was 87 years old. Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 11, 1932. After his father died when he was very young, the family moved to southern California. He was fortunate to have been enrolled and graduated in the class of 1949 from the Army & Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California. After graduation, Bob attended the University of California, Berkeley where he earned an Associate degree in physics. While at Berkeley, the southern California Congressional representative offered Bob a nomination to attend the United States Naval Academy. 

He graduated in June, 1955 as an Ensign, U.S. Navy a member of 16th Company. Upon graduation, Bob served on a destroyer and later volunteered for submarine service that ultimately resulted in his selection into the Navy nuclear power program. 12 of his 25 years were spent at sea on his beloved fast attack and ballistic missile submarines. While serving in the Navy, he earned his Master's degree in Education from George Washington University. 

After retiring from the Navy, Bob accepted a position as an instructor in the nuclear training program at Virginia Electric and Power Company in Surry, Virginia from which he retired in 1990. 

Bob loved to teach and he continued to do so in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach school systems. Bob met his beautiful wife Mary (nee Fogarty) in 1957 during the Battle of the Coral Sea festival in Brisbane, Australia while serving aboard the USS Charr (SS 328). They were married in 1958 and raised three children. 

His loving wife passed after 49 years of marriage and he moved to St. Catherine's Village where he had been a resident for 8 years. 

Bob was a faithful parishioner at the Cathedral of St. Peter and an active member in the Knights of Columbus Council #848. 

He is survived by his children Robert Miller, Jr. CDR, MC, USN(ret) (Lisa Thearle-Miller), DeeDee Renstrom-McMcullar (Curtis) and Susan Ross (Jeff) and his grandchildren, Dustin Farrell, Max Miller, Robert Scott Renstrom and Andrew Renstrom. 

He will be fondly remembered by his extended family in Mississippi including Jeffrey Ross, MD, Russell Rooks, MD, Ben Ross, MD, Katie Flynn (nee Ross), Harper Ross, and his step great grandchildren Lillian and Cormac Ross. 

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Peter on July 16, 2019, Fr. Nick Adam, celebrant. Interment followed in Lakewood Memorial Park. Memorial donations should be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Jackson.