Thomas Glen Miller

January 25, 1933 - January 4, 2020
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Thomas Glen Miller, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020, in his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Strasburg, Ohio on January 25, 1933, Tom was a son of the late Arthur G. “Dutch” and Ruth E. (Studer) Miller.

Tom graduated from Strasburg-Franklin High School where h…

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Thomas Glen Miller, 86, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2020, in his residence surrounded by his loved ones.

Born in Strasburg, Ohio on January 25, 1933, Tom was a son of the late Arthur G. “Dutch” and Ruth E. (Studer) Miller.

Tom graduated from Strasburg-Franklin High School where he excelled at basketball, football and track. He continued his education at Otterbein University where he played basketball and earned a Bachelor in Business Administration. After graduating from Otterbein, Tom was drafted into the United States Army and stationed in Wurzburg, Germany.

Tom married the love of his life, Shirley Arlene Nord, on May 21, 1955. Tom then joined the family business, Miller & Miller Insurance at Dover, and he later became president of the firm, fulfilling that role until his retirement in 1998. The couple raised three children and were faithful supporters of Dover schools and athletics.

Tom was a longtime and faithful member of NewPointe Community Church at Dover and a past member of the Dover Rotary. He also supported numerous local charities and organizations, sharing his kindness and generosity with those around him. In his free time, Tom enjoyed playing golf and beating any willing opponent at tennis or backgammon. He maintained an active membership at the Union Country Club for many years and was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame. In addition to his love of these activities and his community, Tom was an avid fan of the Cleveland sports teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Duke Blue Devils.

Tom’s generosity and passion for life were contagious, leaving an eternal impression on everyone he knew and loved. Those close to Tom know how lucky they are to have had such a great husband, father, grandfather, and friend in their lives. He made his love for others known, and he will be missed dearly.

In addition to Shirley, his wife of 64 years, Tom is survived by his three children, Dr. Bradley (Katy Hollister) Miller of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kristen (Del) Shepherd of Marysville, Ohio, and Kyle (Kim) Miller of Dover as well as his five grandchildren; Ryan, Luke, Nathan, Cole, and Abby.

In gratitude for their exemplary care and compassion, the family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Tom’s private care team and Community Hospice.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Pastor Dwight Mason will lead a service celebrating Tom’s life in the Dover Funeral Center on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11 AM where a meal and fellowship will follow in the Hospitality Room.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Tom’s name to Community Hospice ,716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663or NewPointe Community Church, 3950 State Route 39 NW, Dover, OH 44622.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 10, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Reception Information

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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NewPointe Community Church

3950 State Route 39
Dover, OH 44622
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Born: January 25, 1933
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

And and Susan Chapman posted on 1/22/20

Tom was at his best when it came to the family business. Only a few times did I ever note him making a rash observation, such as the Summer Westfield Ins. Golf outing when a hail storm struck. He was convinced that there was no damage to the cars in the lot. The next day was another story. I will miss his cheerful and witty humor, many fond memories at the UCC. Our condolences.

 

Debbie and Carl Powers posted on 1/11/20

We are sorry we could not be with you today to celebrate Tom's wonderful life with friends and family but we were there in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers to all the Millers, extended family and friends. Debbie and Carl Powers

 

Marta Farbizo Vassiles posted on 1/11/20

To Shirley and the Miller family: We will miss seeing Tom’s smiling and friendly face at NewPointe Community Church and Union Country Club. May God bless him and grant him eternal peace. Marta Farbizo Vassiles Chrysanthe E. Vassiles

 

Bob and Becky Horn posted on 1/8/20

With deepest sympathy to the Miller Family. Tom was always a gentleman, both in business and in our personal interactions. He will be well-remembered.

 

Joe Kearney posted on 1/8/20

Dear Shirley and family, Lauri and I send our most heartfelt condolences. We love Tom and Shirley. He was always positive given his challenges the last 2 years that we knew him. Cheers to a great man! God's speed!

 

Jeanne A Ball posted on 1/7/20

Dear Shirley and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a very sweet man and I always enjoyed talking to all of you at the doctors office. I'm praying for all of you! Sincerely, Jeanne Ball

 

Barney & Susie LaPorte posted on 1/6/20

Dear Shirley, Brad, Kim, Kyle and family, Tom’s long journey is over, but his legacy lives on in you all and so many friends! We can all hope to have had a life so full and rewarding. Our love and prayers are with you all!

 

Robert Everett posted on 1/6/20

Dear Miller Family, Tammi and I send our deepest sympathy and warmest regards to all of you, with the passing of Tom. He fought a long, hard fight and exemplified the kind of person all of us should be in many ways. May all of your memories help you in the days, weeks, and months ahead. With heartfelt sympathy, Robert & Tammi Everet

 

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum posted on 1/6/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Thomas G. Miller, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Thomas G. Miller, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

 

Dana Eigner posted on 1/5/20

Sincere condolences from the entire Eigner family.

 

Patty Bradley posted on 1/5/20

Kris, so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our prayers, sister! Love, Patty and Rick Bradley

 

Patti Brown posted on 1/5/20

Shirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all if you!

 

Pamela Levengood posted on 1/5/20

Our deepest sympathy, Tom was a wonderful man... John and Pam

 

Steve Litty posted on 1/4/20

The Litty Family as a whole send our prayers of peace and comfort. We will be thinking of you all.

 

Jen Berndt posted on 1/4/20

I have been blessed with so many wonderful memories of serving Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and the family during this time.

 

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