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Services Planned For Gilbert Miller

Services Saturday Oct. 7 at 12:30 at First Lutheran Church of Venice


October 12, 2017

Gilbert Monroe Miller, a longtime Culver City resident, passed away in September at the age of 80.

Born on Feb. 2, 1937 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, originally as Gilbert M. Brandt, he later changed his last name to Miller after his Stepfather had adopted him.

His mother moved the family to Los Angeles after the war when he was about eight years old. The family lived in Griffith Park at Government Veterans Housing called "Rodger Young Village" and he sold newspapers on the street corner in Downtown LA to make extra money so he and his brothers could ride the horses there. He eventually moved to the Westside to a home on Globe Avenue and graduated Palms Junior High and then attended Hamilton High where he worked in their print shop and later got a job with the Helm's Bakery working for their in house print shop.

He served in the military for two years in the early 60's and when Helms closed in 1969 he opened his own successful print shop called Keystone Graphics which he would run until his retirement.

He was married Aug. 23, 1957 at St. Agustine Church to Beverly J. Rall of Culver City. They had three sons, Kenneth, Kevin & Keith.

Gil was very active in Little League baseball, first as an umpire and then as a coach of the very successful Yankees ball club up on the hill at Ron Smith field. He was also active in the Elks club as well as being a past president of the Culver City Lions club.

Gil was an avid golfer and played for years at Westchester Golf course every Saturday morning in the long running MGM golf group.

He was a kind man, well known in the community, loved by many and a colorful part of Culver City's rich history.

He is survived by his three sons, a daughter, a sister, Elaine and brothers Charlie and Jesse.

Thank you Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend, & Coach, May you rest in Peace!

Services to be held Saturday Oct. 7 at 12:30 at First Lutheran Church of Venice

815 Venice Blvd.

Celebration of Life will be held at Mo's Restaurant and Bar located at 203 Culver Blvd. in Playa Del Rey from 2-5 this Saturday October 7.


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