Robert "Butch" Miller

November 1, 1938 - January 11, 2018
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Robert Nelson Miller, (1938-2018) 79, of Dover, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 while in the care of Community Hospice at Hennis Care Centre in Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, Ohio on November 1, 1938, Robert was a son of the late George N. Miller and Martha E (Wright) Miller.

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Robert Nelson Miller, (1938-2018) 79, of Dover, died Thursday, January 11, 2018 while in the care of Community Hospice at Hennis Care Centre in Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover, Ohio on November 1, 1938, Robert was a son of the late George N. Miller and Martha E (Wright) Miller.

Robert graduated from New Philadelphia High School. Robert, who was known as “Butch” to many, spent his professional career with the Gradall Co. as a welder and supervisor, retiring in 1998.

On August 20, 1960, Robert married Rita (Vaughan) and shared in nearly 58 years of marriage.

Robert’s many passions in life included spending time with his grandchildren, automobiles, fishing and gardening. Robert was a talented artist whose work was admired by family, friends, and co-workers throughout his life.

In addition to his wife, Rita, Bob is survived by his children, Jennifer (Carl) Grant of Cincinnati and Robert (Loni Dahlinger) Miller of New Philadelphia; his grandchildren, Claire and Samantha Grant and Alexis and Robbie Miller; his great-granddaughter, Evelynne; his sister, Carol Woods of New Philadelphia; his brother-in-law, James Davidson of Dover; his sister-in-law, Boots Callanan of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in passing by his parents; his sisters, Barbara Davidson and Mary Fuller; and his half-brother, George Callanan.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 from 5 to 7 PM. A service honoring Bob’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 beginning at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow in Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Evergreen Burial Park

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Born: November 1, 1938
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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.

 

Mary Cardani - Wainwright,Ohio posted on 1/24/18

So very sorry to hear about Butch passing.I worked for him at Gradall for many years. What a huge loss, he was a wonderful man. I have many good memories of him. Thoughts and prayers to all.

 

Bill Whitmire posted on 1/18/18

To all of Bob's Family, I'm am so sorry for your loss. I worked and laughed with Bob for many years at Gradall. Unfortunately because of chest congestion and fever I could not attend any of the services for my friend. I will remember his personality and sense of humor for the rest of my life. May God Bless each of you. Sincerely Bill

 

David Vaughan posted on 1/17/18

My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family and to all who knew and loved Bob. He was a kind, considerate, generous and engaging brother-in-law who gave a lot of his personal time to us 'in-laws'! I'll never forget the good memories of him taking us fishing at Tappan, Atwood and other lakes on Saturdays, over a couple of summers. As an artist, he offered to cut my hair once, and did so for several years (getting me out of Dads cuts that included "whitewall" shaved sides)!!

 

Victor and Judy Stull posted on 1/16/18

Our deepest sympathy for the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We worked with Bob at Gradall.

 

Jim Cahill posted on 1/16/18

Bob Miller was one of the best men I ever knew; he was a true gentleman and fun to be around. He loved his family, especially the grandchildren! Bob and I worked together at Gradall for almost twenty years. He was a loyal and dedicated employee. I treasure many of my memories of Bob and I think I have some of his memorable artwork. My favorite is the Gradall Excavator on crutches. To Rita, Jenifer and Robert May you find peace and happiness knowing that Bob is with the Lord.

 

Gaylord Hasseman and Family posted on 1/16/18

Sorry for you loss.

 

Nancy Day-Reinemann posted on 1/16/18

I am so sorry for the loss of your father Robert. May you always remember the times you shared. I admired how you in these past few years that I have known you, how you have taken care of your mother and father. Your an inspiration to what every parent would expect of their children. Will be praying for your entire family.

 

Jimmy Day posted on 1/15/18

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.Jim Day

 

Thomas Vaughan posted on 1/14/18

Our sympathies to all the family and friends of Bob. We have a lot of good memories of a nice man who loved spending time with family. RIP Bob. Love, Tom and Brenda Vaughan.

 

Bret and Kim Link posted on 1/14/18

Rita, Robbie, Jennifer and families, So sorry for your loss, keeping you all in my prayers.

 

Noreen Crowell-Oviatt posted on 1/14/18

I'm so sorry for your loss!! The family is in my prayers and thoughts. The Oviatt family.(Noreen Crowell-Oviatt)

 

Susan Grages posted on 1/14/18

Sending condolences to all of you, Susan, Jeff, Ray , Skyler...

 

Mary Meysenburg posted on 1/14/18

Rita and family, you have my sincerest condolences. Peace be with all of you. Love, Mary (cousin) & Vic

 

Toni Heavilin posted on 1/14/18

My sincerest condolences on the loss of Robert! May God bring comfort and peace to Rita and all those who loved him!

 

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