Rina Beatrice (Saltman) Miller passed away on March 12, 2021 at age 99 at her home in Walpole surrounded by her family.
Bea was born in Franklin on March 7, 1922 to Isador and Anna Alpert Saltman, the youngest of four children, all who predeceased her. Bea attended elementary school in Franklin and then the family moved to Brookline where Bea graduated from Brookline High School in 1939. She attended Bishop Lee School of Dramatic Arts.
She married the love of her life, Joseph Arnold Miller, on November 15, 1942. Joe was a Captain in the Army and they lived on several army bases in Southern states until Joe shipped out to China in 1944. Bea was pregnant and returned to Brookline to live with her parents. Their son, Larry, was born in September, 1944.
After the war, the family moved to Roxbury where their daughter Linda was born in June, 1950 and then they settled in South Brookline in 1951. Bea and Joe later moved to Norwood and then to Walpole where they had lived for more than 30 years.
Bea was an active member of Temple Emeth in South Brookline where she served as Sisterhood Vice-President. She was also active in Hadassah and in her children’s activities as both a Cub Scout Den mother and Brownie Troop leader. Later in life she taught elocution and worked in real estate sales in Brookline for the Abrams Associates. Bea and Joe both volunteered at Norwood Hospital.
Bea is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Laurence and Anne (Knopping) Miller of Little Rock, Arkansas, her daughter Linda G. Miller of Walpole, her grandchildren Robert and Amy (Weisbly) Miller of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, David Poritzky of New York City, Melissa (Dushman) and Greg Hayes of Norton and Adam Dushman of Quincy, and six great grandchildren: Jacob, David and Amanda Miller, Sophie Poritzky and Madison and Hailey Hayes.
She is also survived by special nephews and nieces Scott Green of Chestnut Hill, Lorie Green Kirkes of Alexandria, Virginia, Debby Saltman Gershon of Chicago, Illinois and Sara and David Saltman of Medway. She was predeceased by her husband of 77 years, Joseph Arnold Miller and her granddaughter, Audrey Miller Poritzky.
Funeral services were graveside on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at Temple Emeth Memorial Park in West Roxbury, MA.
Shiva will not be observed due to the COVID pandemic. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.