Robert Joseph "Bob" Miller

May 13, 1951 - October 31, 2021
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Robert Joseph “Bob” Miller, 70, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in Amberwood Manor on October 31, 2021, following a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 13, 1951, he was the son of the late Leroy Walter and Joan Louise (Fanti) Miller.

After graduating from New…

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Robert Joseph “Bob” Miller, 70, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully in Amberwood Manor on October 31, 2021, following a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Born in New Philadelphia on May 13, 1951, he was the son of the late Leroy Walter and Joan Louise (Fanti) Miller.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1969, he continued his formal education at Kent State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Sociology.

As a teenager, Bob started working for Goshen Dairy and continued that employment in their plant until adulthood. He then joined the sales team at Uhrden, Inc. in Sugarcreek. Ultimately, he completed his professional career and retired from Parkway Auto Group serving as their web marketing expert.

Bob was a gifted musician, sharing his tremendous voice with the Tuscarawas County Philharmonic and the Canton Symphony Chorus for more than 30 years. He also had a passion for acting, having participated in more than 30 shows at The Little Theater. There, he built sets and served as president with the theater, too.

Bob was Santa Claus for area families for several years. Riding his motorcycle or driving his corvette also brought great joy to Bob. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Bob coached his daughters’ t-ball and Jr. Miss Softball teams. Fishing and camping with his family on Leesville Lake created lasting memories for them as well.

In 1978, Bob married his loving wife, the former Theresa L. “Terri” Rennie. Together they were blessed with the birth of their two daughters, Maureen (Neil Crawford) Miller of Cleveland, and Allie (Griffin) Baron of Chicago. Bob is also loved by his grandchildren, Harrison and Oliver Baron; his siblings, Bonnie (Larry) Brinkley of Hartville, Colleen (Dante) Martini of New Philadelphia, and Milissa (Dave) Niedermeyer of Hartville; several nieces and nephews; his sisters-in-law, Nancy (Bill) Cover and Kathy (Randy) Mates; brother-in-law, Vince DeLuca; and his dog, Duckie.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in passing by his sister-in-law, Judy DeLuca.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 4 to 7 p.m. Father Jimmy Hatfield and Father Phillip Cover will con-celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 9 beginning at 11 a.m. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. In keeping with the CDC recommendations, Bob’s family requests masks be worn by any guests that are not vaccinated.

Bob’s family is forever grateful for the excellent care and love from Deacon Jon Coventry, Crossroads Hospice and Amberwood Manor over the final days of Bob’s life.

Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be directed to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Dr., Suite E, Uniontown, OH 44685, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio, PO Box 6099, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 8, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Time: 11:00 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Donation Information

Crossroads Hospice

10810 E. 45th St., Suite 300
Tulsa, OK 74146

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio

1260 Monroe Street NW
Suite 100 D
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: May 13, 1951
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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.

 

Kim and Charlyn posted on 11/10/21

Dear Dan and Colleen, Our most sincere sympathy.. a tribute to a beautiful life. Prayers for the entire family. Kim and Charlyn Menapace

 

Patti Feller posted on 11/9/21

I am so very sorry for this loss. My deepest sympathies to Terri and family.

 

DIANE LOOMIS posted on 11/8/21

Terri, You and your family have my sincerest condolences. I have so many fond memories of Bob's shenanigans at cast parties. I am glad I was able to know him. Blessings to you and your family.

 

Marlene and Tom Daniels posted on 11/8/21

Dearest Terrie and girls, We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you as you adjustto your life without Bob. Shoot I can't imagine life without Bob, how can you? i am sure you have been reminded of so many memories but one of my favorite memories was from Dracula when Bob's line was"Oh get ahold of yourself" and he gave himself a big hug. Our Ryan thought that was the funniest thing he'd ever seen and went around the house doing that for weeks after seeing the show. He thought Bob was hysterical. of course, my favorite was Mr. Cellophane !!!!!! I know you each have your own favorite memoriwe all were touched so deeply by thates and may God bless you as you learn to live with them without Bob. Terrie you showed our Rayna so much love last year as she was coming to grips with her brother's accident. We all were touched so deeply by your compassion and love. Thank you for that. May you know that we are here for you when/if you need ANYTHING!!! Stay strong and be good to yourselves!!! we love you and lots of love, hugs and peace. Love, Marlene and Tom Daniels XOX

 

Carol Smith posted on 11/8/21

My deepest sympathy to Terri and all the family. Bob was such a kind and caring person! He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My God give you comfort and peace now and in the days ahead.

 

Buffy Monteith posted on 11/8/21

Terri and Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you. I remember Bob helping us set up for Relay. I always enjoyed talking with him. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Dan Conkle posted on 11/6/21

Terri, I'm so sorry. He was a good guy. Dan Conkle

 

Memory Wilson posted on 11/5/21

My deepest sympathy to Terri and family. So very sorry for your loss.

 

Warren & Becky Welz posted on 11/4/21

Teri & family, so sorry for your loss Bob loved you all so much, you were the first thing we would catch up on when we would see each other. Many memories for Warren from school Class of 69 New Phila. Bob was someone filled with joy & energy just loved him so sorry to hear of his illness. Heaven has certainly got one of the best they will be rocking by the Holidays. Our love to you & the girls. Warren & Becky Welz The Woodlands, Texas

 

alan corwin posted on 11/4/21

Bob was the captain of our KSU flag football team which won the championship. Good memories of a good man. RIP Bob

 

Dianne Piraino posted on 11/4/21

Such a dear, truly nice man. I worked with Bob at Parkway for a number of years and he was always pleasant and helpful. So sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy to his family Prayers for his family and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

 

Christine Walsh-Newton posted on 11/3/21

Terri and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob was such a talented actor and I had the privilege of being in a few plays with him. The world has lost a wonderful man.

 

Cindi Family posted on 11/3/21

So sorry sending sympathy and prayers to Miller Family during this time

 

Fred and Sandy Ziegler posted on 11/3/21

So sorry to learn of your loss and sending our sincere condolences to all the family.

 

Tony Daley posted on 11/3/21

My fondest and best memory of my cousin Bob was back when he bought a corvette and took me for a ride down old route 21 from his parents house to Stonecreek and back. I was just a kid back then and oh the thrill of riding for the first time in a Vette was so awesome. Terri, Bonnie, Colleen and Missy my sincere condolences and sending hugs and prayers at this difficult time but also know that Heaven has gained a great voice to it's choir.-- Tony Daley

 

Eric & Rhea Hay posted on 11/2/21

Sorry to hear of your loss .

 

Karen Hermosilla posted on 11/2/21

Bob was always so full of joy! Always smiling, telling jokes, bringing happiness to all he met. The best cousin anyone could ever have.

 

Dick and Marilyn Foster posted on 11/2/21

Terri and family, Know that we are with you in thought and prayer at this difficult time. Bob was a fine gentleman who brought happiness to many. With our love, Dick and Marilyn Foster

 

Pat Patterson Berarducci posted on 11/2/21

Terri, so sorry about Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

 

Mary Leeper posted on 11/2/21

I did not know Bob personally but I remember his wonderful voice in the choir at St. Joe's for many years. Heaven's choir has certainly gained a beautiful voice to continue to praise God. Blessings to all who loved Bob.

 

Michelle & Lyle Tope posted on 11/1/21

Our most sincere condolences are for all who loved Bob. May you find strength and comfort in the love you all share. Rest in peace, Bob.

 

Robin Bowdish posted on 11/1/21

Terri, I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Please know I am thinking of you during this difficult time and hoping you can find some comfort in your memories.

 

Peggy & Terry Cogar posted on 11/1/21

Terri, Mo and Allie, sending our love to you. We were sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We both have great memories of our time fishing with him on Leesville Lake. Sending a long distance hug. Terry and Peg.

 

gary robinson posted on 11/1/21

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy and was liked and admired by everyone who knew him. I always enjoyed singing with Bob and you. Bob, and you, and your whole family are in our thoughts and prayer.

 

Jon and Coral Johnson posted on 11/1/21

Terri and Family, you are in our Thoughts and Prayers!

 

Terry and Donna Miller posted on 11/1/21

Our sincerest sympathies.

 

Deb and Steve Miller posted on 11/1/21

Bob was a kind and funny person loved his sense of humor. He was a great neighbor he will be missed

 

Linda Hrabusa posted on 11/1/21

Terri, John and I are so sorry to hear this. You both will be in our prayers as well as your family. God bless you and keep you close to his heart. From John and Sue Hrabusa

 

Frank Leone posted on 11/1/21

to the family of Robert Miller,you have my deepest sympathy,and are in my deep thoughts and prayers,i went to school with, Robert ,allways made a situation funnie and cheerful,last time i met him was at Parkway,he knew me right away, what a wonderfule man ,and friend, Frank Leone

 

Becky Laubscher posted on 11/1/21

My deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Michael and Susan Mundy posted on 11/1/21

Terri and family… our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family. May Bob know eternal peace.

 

Dave Jagunic posted on 11/1/21

We are so very sorry for all of you Terri. Bob was a great guy.

 

Alan corwin posted on 11/1/21

Deepest Sympathy to Bob's family-- went to highschool and Kent with him RIP Bob! 1969 NPHS CLASSMATE AL CORWIN

 

Mary Beth Markley posted on 11/1/21

Teri, I am so sorry to see this! I have such fond memories of Bob from his years at the dairy. He was always fun to work with. My prayers are with you and your family.

 

The Cusano's posted on 11/1/21

Our favorite memory is Bob making ice cream at our house so many years ago! Our girls still remember it fondly!!! He was our best man and have many great memories with him!!!

 

Bill Smith posted on 11/1/21

I had the pleasure of working with Bob at Parkway , great guy. My Condolences to the family.

 

Becky Beitzel posted on 11/1/21

Terri, I am so very sorry. I have so many great Little Theatre memories. Bob made every show so much fun. Praying Becky Beitzel

 

Pam posted on 11/1/21

Such a fun loving, gentle soul. Loved camping and laughing with him and the whole family. Thoughts to everyone during this difficult time. Love you guys! The Brucks

 

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