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Robert Miles, 84

JULY 27, 1929-AUG. 15, 2013

August 16, 2013

Robert "Bob" Miles, 84, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, while in the company of family at the University of Maryland Hospital.

For 55 years, he was the husband of Agnes "Aggie" Skultety Miles, whom he never ceased to drive crazy.

Born July 27, 1929, in Capitol Heights, Md., he was the son of the late John Walker and Mildred Conway Miles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Stephen Miles, and Dana Moehrle and husband, George, all of Frederick, Md.; three grandchildren, Joseph, Catherine "Kayleigh" and Mark Moehrle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Eugene Miles.

Bob was a lighthearted and loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed telling his granddaughter original, funny and silly stories, including "Smiley the Stinkbug."

He could make simple things fun and memorable, such as taking his grandsons for haircuts when they were younger.

He was an intelligent man with a serious concern about the world, but he did not take himself too seriously.

He was only too willing to help out, even if it was just feeding the pets or watering the flowers.

When he walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, he presented her to her betrothed and said: "Well, she's on your insurance now!" Then, he turned to her and whispered loudly: "I've got the car running outside just in case you change your mind."

He had a passionate love for freedom and a faith in God.

Bob assisted in establishing the state of Maryland's Korean War Veterans Department, and in doing so, was its first commander. Most recently, he served as the department's treasurer and also commander of Chapter 142, Korean War Veterans Association of Frederick County, Md. Bob was also instrumental in helping establish Chapter 312 in Hagerstown and Chapter 313 in Winchester, Va., as well as numerous other local and national veterans' projects. Members of the Korean War Veterans Association wish to express that they have lost a very special friend, and their hearts are heavy.

Bob was an estimator for Alberti Van and Storage in Gaithersburg, Md., for more than 30 years before retiring.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 112 E. Second St., Frederick, with the Rev. Stephen Gosnell as celebrant. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, his family asks that contributions be made to Korean War Veterans Association 142, P.O. Box 1647, Frederick, MD 21702.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.

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