Gilbert Miller passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020. We celebrate his life as he celebrated life – being alive, being a part of the universe. He made each day a joy and a sad face a rarity. In North Miami Beach, Fla., he raised his family, opened his own accounting firm, was an active member and treasurer of Adath Yeshuran Synagogue. From there, given his altruistic nature, he became a chancellor for the Knights of Pythias and joined the North Miami Beach Lions Club. Fifty-four years later he was still a Lion, this time in Canton, Ga. Not satisfied with just being a member, he became involved on a state level organizing the Leo’s Club for the state of Florida, a high school service club, and served as president of the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind.
Outside of temple and the community, having graduated from University of Miami, he became a fanatic of Miami Hurricane football, dressing in Hurricane gear, flying the Hurricane flag, travelling to away games – a fanaticism that carried over to his children, Mark and Susan.
Gilbert is predeceased by his parents, Gertrude and Philip Miller, brother Seymour “Stretch” Miller, and daughter Susan Schwartz. He is survived by his wife Nell Miller; son Mark Miller; step-children Jeri Brooks and David Vaughn; grandchildren Michael and Jonathan Schwartz, Lauren Brekke, Jason Mille and Cody Vaughn; and great-grandchildren Matthew, Nathaniel and Thea Schwartz, and Jake Brekke. Donations can be made through the Florida Lion’s Foundation for the Blind website. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.