Allan R Miller

October 21, 2023

Allan Miller Obituary

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Allan Robert Miller was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 12,1933 to
the late Bishop Allan C. Miller, Th.D., and Rose (Coppin) Miller. His parents were
originally from Barbados British West Indies. He was the youngest of twelve children
born from that union. His father was the founder and Pastor of the Pentecostal
Tabernacle Church in Cambridge.
He attended Webster Grammar School in Cambridge where he loved the study of
history. He graduated and went on to attend Rindge Technical High School (now known
as Cambridge Rindge and Latin School) in 1952.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1953 and served in foreign duty stations both in Korea
and Japan with the 187 th Airborne Parachute Regimental Combat Team. He
reenlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and served until 1959, receiving an honorable
discharge and holding the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Following his time in the U.S. Army, Allan attended Northeastern University and
graduated in the study of Public Administration. He became a licensed real estate
broker, a Massachusetts State-certified appraiser, and a senior review appraiser.
In 1959, Allan married the love of his life Barbara N. (Wolf) Miller and spent many
happy and loving years together. He and his wife Barbara hosted many memorable
reunions and barbeques for family and friends at their home in Mattapan and on
Cape Cod.
He began his career as the Assistant to the Commissioner of Assessing, City of
In 1985, he became President and Managing Partner of Mattapan Enterprises
Development Corporation. He owned and managed over two hundred units of rental
housing and developed thirty-five condominium units and eighteen single-family
Allan Miller, and his lovely wife Barbara, were listed as original incorporators of the
first African-American Bank in Massachusetts, The Unity Bank and Trust in 1968.
He has advised and supported African-American entrepreneurs and he has
volunteered his time to the Council of Elderly Affairs for the City of Boston. In the
past, he has served as a condominium trustee for Carriage House, Cabot Estate,
and Clarendon Hill.
Always someone to invest in the African-American youth, Allan worked as a
substitute teacher in English and History at the Madison Park High School for three
years under the Companion Program for the City of Boston.

Allan R. Miller

Allan was a lifetime member of the NAACP and the Urban League. He was
President of the Mattapan Youth Athletic Club, and the Mattapan Patriots (Pop
Warner Football).
Throughout his married life, he never failed to express his love and gratitude to his
late wife Barbara. His life has been enriched with the birth of his wonderful son Allan
Richard Miller (aka Al Jr).
As a renaissance man, Allan could engage in meaningful conversation with anyone.
His natural curiosity allowed him and his wife to travel to many places around the
world with ease.
He said many times that Rindge Technical High School gave him the fortitude that was
needed for success in life and in the professional and business world.
In 2021, Allan gave his heart to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved son Allan Richard Miller (wife Laurie),
nephews Anthony D. Gomes (wife Theresa), Roderick Archer (wife Glenda), Roland
Archer, Edmund Archer, Lloyd Miller, Winston Miller, and Demetrius Morgan, nieces
Audrey Archer, Gail Miller, Brenda Miller, Tanaira Morgan, Aria Morgan, Nia Gomes,
and Camille Gomes, cousins Jane Kennedy, Maxwell Kennedy and Austin Reid and
a host of friends.
The family wishes to express a very special acknowledgement and thank you to two
members of the staff of VNA Hospice Care namely, Maria Morris, who was Allan’s
home health aide who sacrificed many times over for Allan’s care and Sean Tobin
who served as Allan’s nurse. Likewise, acknowledgement and thank you to Doreen
Moscaritolo who served as Allan’s Social Worker and provided exceptional guidance
and support to us. We, as a family, will always be grateful to them for their
dedicated service.
Allan Robert Miller was our family Patriarch and he left us, as a family, with a proud
and honorable legacy. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved
him. Amen.

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October 28, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
A. J. Spears Funeral Home
124 Western Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Funeral Service
October 28, 2023

11:00 AM
A. J. Spears Funeral Home
124 Western Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139


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