Bert D. Millen J.D. ’63 was born on June 11, 1930, in Coalinga, California, to Harry and Florence Millen. He grew up surrounded by loving uncles, aunts, and cousins in Santa Margarita and graduated in 1948 from San Luis Obispo High School, where he played on the Tigers football squad. He served with the Air Force Military Intelligence Division of the 6147th Tactical Control Group in Korea in the early 1950s, graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1957, and obtained a law degree from SCU. He married Gloria Pelliccione of Gilroy in 1959, became the proud father of Michael J.D./MBA ’90, and Mark a few years later, and at the turn of the century became a wonderful grandpa to John, Sarah, Samuel, and Daniel. Bert was president of IDEA Furniture in Los Gatos for decades and furnished many of the beautiful office buildings and homes in the area. He was an active member of Rotary in Los Gatos and a Paul Harris Fellow. Bert was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors as much as he loved a good game of chess, cards, or talking philosophy. After retiring he became beloved “Bocce Bert” at the Los Gatos Campo di Bocce and placed well in bocce ball tournaments near and far. His last few years were spent at the Terraces in Los Gatos. At age 89, he passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2020.

01 Feb 2020