Florence Pearl Miller

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Obituaries

Lake Worth, Fla.—Florence Pearl Miller passed away peacefully on July 1, 2022 at the age of 97 in Lake Worth Florida.

She was born in 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Molly and Nathan Miller. Florence was a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and went on to complete two years at CCNY/City College of New York. It was at CCNY where she met the love of her life, and her now late husband, Harold Miller. They famously made a deal while sitting alphabetically by last name in class—Harold would speak and Florence would take the notes. She went on to work on Wall Street as a bookkeeper and taking stock orders.

She started a family with her husband, an advertising executive, and moved to West Hempstead N.Y. There she raised two sons, Dr. Norman Miller and Howard Miller, an attorney. She was an active member of her community, serving as the vice president of the sisterhood at Temple Beth Israel and also an active member of the Hadassah.

She was an avid sports fan, which began with the Brooklyn Dodgers, still naming the 1955 roster to her grandchildren. She continued with this passion and progressed to attending championship winning events for the Jets, Mets and Knicks.

Moving to Sandbridge from New York, she loved going to the beach, spending time with her grandchildren and playing bridge.

She retired to Florida for the last 30 years of her life, enjoying time with her late husband and friends. She was an avid golfer who continued to play through her late 80s with her signature yellow ball, not letting declining vision slow her down.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons Norman Miller (Gail Miller) and Howard Miller. She loved and is survived by her three grandchildren and four great grandchildren: Melissa Lonsk (Seth) and their two sons Wyatt and Sawyer; Matthew Miller (Jennifer) and their two children Reese and Hunter; and her grandson Nathaniel Miller.

Memorial services were held graveside in the King David Garden section of Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk.

Memorial donations may be made to Hadassah, The BrightFocus Foundation or charity of the donor’s choice.