Baileyville & Grand Lake Stream – Robert Walter Miller, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 18, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Robert was born in Calais on January 29, 1941, son of Walter and Sadie (Farris) Miller.
Robert graduated from Woodland High School, Class of 1959. While in high school, he started working part time at the local paper mill. After graduating, Robert started his career with St. Croix Paper, retiring from Domtar as Superintendent of #4 Paper Machine with over 46 years of service. On June 22, 1963, he married the love of his life, Judith Rayner. Together they owned and operated Chet’s Camps on Big Lake from 1976 until 2002.
Robert was an avid outdoorsman. He was a Registered Maine Guide and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding on the side-by-side with his wife Judith. Family meant the world to Robert and he loved every moment he was able to spend with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by a son, Robert Miller Jr.; and his brother, Col. Ronald Miller. Surviving are his beloved wife of 58 years, Judith Miller; their children, Timothy Miller and wife Emily of Meddybemps, Tammy Tupper and husband David of Baileyville, Shawn Miller and wife Avis of Princeton, and Russell Leffert and wife Robin of Warren, NJ; grandchildren, Michael Tupper and wife Meredith of Levant, Masyn Miller of Calais, Matthew and Myra Miller (Baby Girl) of Princeton; Ashely Meeker and husband Jacob of Baileyville, Aaron and Andrew Gallway of Baileyville, Jamie Weinschenk and wife Lisa Marie of Long Hill, NJ, and Keli Reagan and fiancé Andreas Delgado of North Bend, WA; great-grandchildren, Sadie, Selia, Melody, Cadence, JJ, Kenny and Emi; sister-in-law Joan Miller of Calais; many nieces and nephews; and numerous special friends.
The family wishes to thank their dear friends Charlie and Pam Towns, and home health / hospice nurses Brittany Seavey and Melanie Howard, for all going above and beyond in their care to Robert and support to his family.
A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Woodland Cemetery, Ryan Rd., Baileyville. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Grand Lake Stream Strummin Wildcats, c/o Bill Shamel, PO Box 166, Princeton, ME 04668, Grand Lake Stream Women to Women, 15 Water St., Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668, or the Grand Lake Stream Union Church, c/o Mrs. Larry Bailey, 567 Big Lake Rd., Grand Lake Stream, ME 04668. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.