March 4, 2020
Robert Allen Miller, known to many affectionately as “Dr. Bob”, left to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he loved and served at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the age of 96.
Born and reared in York, he was a son of the late Norman H. and Verna (Gohn) Miller. He and his wife, Anna, who he married Aug. 22, 1947, have been residents of Belleville since 2011.
He is survived by: his wife and best friend, Anna Brandyberry Miller; an adopted son, Stephen Robert Miller and his companion, Mary Houseman, of Elliottsburg; a granddaughter, Shania Miller; a great-grandson, Lincoln Miller; step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by: an adopted son, Timothy; brother, Rev. Richard Miller; sister, Dr. Kathryn Romaine Miller-Ludwigson; and an adopted brother, Kenneth Miller.
Bob was trained as both a Minister and a Psychotherapist. He studied at 12 major colleges and universities in the U.S. and Europe, holding degrees from five of them, including a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He was a licensed marriage, family, and child therapist, a certified career counselor and a national board-certified clinical hypnotherapist. He served on a number of national boards in the interest of evangelical Christianity.
Bob and his beloved wife, served 20 years in Christian service, both in the U.S. and Europe. In Europe they were widely involved in teaching and international evangelism. In the U.S., Bob pastored in three churches and taught in nine colleges and Bible schools. He and Anna both taught in Bible colleges in Europe, where Bob was director of the Netherlands Bible Inst. He was known for his seminar and conference work in the U.S. and Western Europe. Two major churches grew out of his Bible study groups in the Harrisburg area.
Following his years in Christian service, Bob served as a psychologist on staff at Narramore Christian Foundation in California, then he maintained a private practice for over 40 years. He was one of twenty psychologists honored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to serve as a consultant at the international conference in The Netherlands.
He was an author, a lettered athlete, enjoyed gardening, fishing and camping with his family. He was also a devoted Penn State Football fan. He also very much enjoyed music and was a regular soloist in his home church and wrote most of the songs he rendered. Most of his hobbies centered around his missionary work, his church and his love for people.
He and his wife most recently attended Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church in Belleville.
His funeral service will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church in Belleville, with Pastor Steve Munger officiating.
Burial will take place at Mount Rock Cemetery, following the service. His family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church Tuesday.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Narramore Christian Foundation, P.O. Box 661900, Arcadia, CA 91066-1900.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville, PA.