said. "He would welcome anyone who came in the store."
Robert Miller had been undergoing treatment for an unknown form of
cancer for about two weeks before his death. He didn't experience
symptoms of the disease until about two months ago, his wife said.
The couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary less than a year
ago in July, renting a pirate ship and sailing around Rainbow Harbor in
Long Beach while renewing their vows.
They owned and operated Armies Of The World -- an Army surplus store
-- together since their marriage in 1976.
Robert Miller was also active in the entertainment industry, providing
props, costuming set decorations and research for movies like "Platoon."
He also supported many service organizations, including the Boy
He is survived by his wife; their two daughters, Hailey, 16, and
Courtney 14; and his sisters, Pamela Miller Mitchell of Lake View Terrace
and Penny Romo of Simi Valley.
Funeral services will not be held, in honor of Robert Miller's request
to be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to
the City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010-3000; or to Hailey and Courtney Miller for their college education, c/o Jim and Pam
Elyea, 1450 Capistrano Ave., Glendale, CA 91208.