- June 16, 1926 - June 12, 2012
- North Olmsted, Ohio
of James' Passing
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“I will always remember your smile Jim. Every since I was a little girl, whenever we would meet, you always had a wonderful smile on your face. In...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Ann Garrity - Parma, OH - Cousin
“Being the first child ol George and Marie, the first and only grandchild for seven years until Lynn was born, and the first niece to the aunts and...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Judy (Miller) Tucholsky - Solon, OH
“I'm so sad that you've gone....
...gone from picnics and pool parties and backyard baseball games
...gone from ice skating rinks on...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Peggy Kilcoyne - De Bary, FL
“Mr. Miller, We will always remember the picnics and good times with you and your family at Mike and Lynn's house. It was always so much fun. I know...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy and Bob Zaak - Bedford, OH
“We will miss you Grandpa Jim. I am very privileged that I was able to call you my Grandpa.
Countless memories and reminders will always let me...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Kevin Kilcoyne - Flowery Branch, GA
“Peace to this man of Good Will!
Not only were you a Grandfather, you were a great friend of mine that I will sorely miss until we meet...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Jonathon Kilcoyne - OrangeCity, FL
“Dear Uncle Jim, I hope you are dancing with Aunt Betty right now up in heaven, I know she missed you for a long time. We all here on earth are...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Dennis Garrity - cleveland, OH
You were a gift from God and I was truly blessed to have grown up as your Granddaughter.
I am thankful for each and every memory and...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Courtney Dunagan - Frisco, TX
James "Jim" F. Miller, age 85, of North Olmsted, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Bradley Bay Assisted Living, Bay Village.
He was born in Cleveland and had been a resident of North Olmsted since 1968.
James served in the US Army during WWII and received a Purple Heart for a wound received in Europe. After the war he worked in the retail portion of floor and window coverings, preferring to be his own boss he was the owner of Home Center West for thirty years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of St. Clarence Church in North Olmsted.
He played baseball on the Huff n' Puffer's team until he was 83 years old. He enjoyed all sports and music, especially Big Band and recorded children's stories for his grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughters, Lynn (Mike) Winter of Spring, Texas, Peggy (Martin) Kilcoyne of DeBary, Florida, Maureen (Jack) Sedmack and Susan (John) DeLaat both of North Ridgeville; 12 grandchildren; 9 great- grandchildren; brother, Gilbert of Olmsted Twp.; sisters, Florida, Mary Lishing of Streetsboro and Joan Pepke of Parma.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 1984; brothers, Bob, Bill, George, Paul and Bernard; sisters, Sr. Francis Claire, SSJ, Ritanne Karr and Grace Karr; and parents William and Clara (nee Nowalk).
Friends may call Thursday from 5 – 8 PM at the Bogner Family funeral Home, 36625 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville where a prayer service will be held on Friday at 9:15 AM followed by a 10:00 AM Mass at St. Clarence Church, 30106 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted. Rev. Tom Flynn will be the celebrant.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brookpark.
Memorial donations to Birthright of Lorain County, PO Box 812, Elyria, OH, 44036 would be appreciated by the family.