Eli A Miller

January 10, 1937 - June 30, 2019
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Eli A. Miller, age 82, of New Philadelphia, passed away early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 in the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in Holmes County on January 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Amos and Mary Miller.

After graduating from Beach City High School, he married the love of his life, th…

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Eli A. Miller, age 82, of New Philadelphia, passed away early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019 in the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover.

Born in Holmes County on January 10, 1937, he was the son of the late Amos and Mary Miller.

After graduating from Beach City High School, he married the love of his life, the late Sandra Kay (Border) Miller. They celebrated 48 years of marriage prior to her passing on November 5, 2009. They were married in the First United Church of Christ in New Philadelphia where they remained active members throughout their lifetime.

Eli was a devoted employee of Union Hospital for 43 years where began as an orderly, achieved the title of manager of Housekeeping & Laundry. Ultimately, he retired from the hospital and rejoined the organization as a security guard for numerous years. In his later years, he continued part-time work and was a volunteer with many organizations.

Eli was a dedicated member of the Tuscarawas Lodge # 58 F. & A. M. and a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.

Eli will be missed by his two children, Deborah Bogan of Lewisburg, West Virginia and Bryan (Mary) Miller of New Philadelphia; his five grandchildren, Regina Miller, Breann (Blake) Friedt, Michaela (Tony) Collins, Zachary Bogan and Andrew Bogan; a step-granddaughter, Nicole Tarella; his sister, Marie (Dennis) Ollis in Dennison and his two brothers, Dan (Nancy) Miller of Wilmont and Earl (Linda) Miller of New Philadelphia; and five great-grandchildren. Eli was anticipating the birth of his sixth great-granddaughter this October.

In addition to his parents and wife; Eli was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jeff Bogan and his brother, John Miller; and a great-granddaughter, M.J.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Lodge of Sorrow commencing at 7 p.m. A service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. in the First United Church of Christ with Pastors Jeff Gerber and Jill Lovett officiating. Burial will follow the service at South Lawn Cemetery in Beach City.

Eli’s family requests memorial contributions be directed to The First United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 422, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

First United Church of Christ


201 Fair Ave, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

South Lawn Cemetery



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Born: January 10, 1937
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Glenda Mast posted on 2/4/20

We have lost a truly good man..Eli will be missed by the many people he helped and talked to. He had a story for everything, and always a good clean joke to make you smile.


Dianne Gibbs posted on 7/3/19

Debbie and Bryan, I am SO sorry! I did not see Eli's obit in the paper, was watching for it too! I love you both and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Diane Aydt posted on 7/3/19

To Eli's family, you have my very deepest sympathy. This was a shock as I had just seen Eli a week ago. I knew him from our working at Union Hospital and also at Drug Mart. He always had a story to tell! He was such a nice man and I will definitely miss talking to him. He now has a healed body and is in the arms of Jesus! Diane Aydt


Cheri Tarulli posted on 7/2/19

Rip sweet Eli u were such a joy to work with and I really enjoyed our conversations you will be missed by so many


Dave and Eileen Johnson posted on 7/2/19

Our sincere condolences to you all. Eli was a wonderful man.


Tina Corpman posted on 7/2/19

So very sorry Bryan


Autumn eichel posted on 7/1/19

A gentle and caring man! You will be sadly miss, I maybe not family but I love u uncle ELI


Steve Johnson posted on 7/1/19

I remember our days on stage at the Little Theater, good times! You were always easy going & a joy to talk to about anything under the Sun! You will be greatly missed!


Greg Wells posted on 7/1/19

Eli was one of the sweetest and kindest men I’ve ever known! He was just one of those kind of people that could get a smile from anyone. I knew him as a lodge brother, but found him to be just a wonderful man with a heart of gold. Rest In Peace my brother!


Travis Steffl posted on 7/1/19

From the entire Steffl family we send our deepest sympathies. I enjoyed sitting in Lodge with Brother Eli and always had wonderful conversation. He encouraged me in Masonry and I will always be grateful to him for that. May he be embraced in the arms of the Lord. As I know he has heard the words “ Well done good and faithful servant, enter thee”. Travis & Michelle Steffl and family


Karen Goudy posted on 7/1/19

Such a gentle soul -take care. Missed by so many.


Connie DeMuith posted on 7/1/19

Debbie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers are with you and your family! God Bless.


Cheryl Hall posted on 7/1/19

RIP Eli. We will miss you.


Justin -dezarae reidenbach posted on 7/1/19

So sorry to hear of the passing of Eli he was a great man always caught with a smile and also a great uncle


Diane Phillips posted on 7/1/19

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Eli Miller. His dedication to N. Philadelphia Ch. OES / now Bolivar Chapter OES, was sincere and honorable. We thank him for his services to us. Well done, good and faithful friend. Be at peace. Fraternally, Diane Phillips WM Bolivar Chapter OES #368 and the membership


Kim Goudy posted on 7/1/19

I met Eli during my employment at Drugmart. He was such a nice man. I really enjoyed talking to him during my breaks. He will me missed by so many. I am keeping his family in my thoughts. RIP Eli


Amy,Jodi and Xenia posted on 7/1/19

Eli was such a sweet fellow and we will miss him at church.Our prayers and condolences to his family.