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David R. Miller

June 1, 1942 ~ August 22, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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David Miller Obituary

David (Dave) Richard Miller, age 81 of Sidney, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 in his sleep, at his residence. Dave was born June 1, 1942 in Sidney, Ohio to the late James F. & Catherine R. (Wesbecher) Miller. On October 5, 1963, Dave married Joan M. (Gepfrey) Miller at St Remy Catholic Church in Russia, Ohio.  They were married for 59 years, (a short 45 days away from celebrating their 60th Anniversary, which Dave was looking forward to)    

Dave is survived by his wife, Joan along with four children, Deborah (Steven) Pulfer of Sidney, Ohio; Sandra (Michael) Cavinder of Westerville, Ohio; Michael (Barbara) Miller of Loveland, Ohio; and Donald Miller of Lebanon, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandsons, Nicholas Pulfer of Denali Park, Alaska; Matthew (fiancée, Abigail Bishop) Pulfer of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Colin Cavinder of Westerville, Ohio; Owen Cavinder of Westerville, Ohio; David (Amber) Miller of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Samuel (Catie) Miller of Huntersville, North Carolina, one step-grandson, Michael Ambrose of Cincinnati, Ohio and one great-grandson, Link Miller. Others surviving are his siblings and in-laws, Ann Laskowski of Chicago, Illinois; Mary (John) Valentine of Sidney; Joseph (Yvonne) Miller of Sidney, along with his in-law on the Gepfrey side, Rita Ehlers, and many nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his parents along with his brother-in-law’s Donald Laskowski, Robert Ehlers and many aunts and uncles.

Dave graduated from Holy Angels High School in 1960.  He was employed at Amos Press/Vision Mark for 42 years retiring in 2004.

In addition to Dave’s work he was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney and previously served on the parish council, was a mass usher for over 50 years, and was the head of the clown ministry with the parish youth group.  Dave was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he was a Past Grand Knight and worked on many committees and functions. Dave was a member of the IUTIS Club coaching many different IUTIS softball teams over the years along with writing a book on the History of the IUTIS Club.  Dave was also a past commissioner of the Sidney Electric Girls Softball Club and coached many teams over the years.

Dave was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather. He proudly followed his grandsons in their activities throughout their school years and continued to be very active & involved in their adult lives. Dave never knew a stranger, was super friendly, had a great sense of humor, beautiful smile, loved to talk (and with his hands too), spoke to everyone he encountered and truly touched so many lives, making a difference.            

Dave had many hobbies.  He enjoyed gardening (especially loved flowers), painting scenery pictures, fishing, boating with family & friends, playing cards and a marble game, and traveling.

Dave was a devout Catholic with strong faith. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, Ohio with Fr. John Tonkin. Interment will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney, Ohio.

Family and friends may call Monday, August 28, 2023, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, and Tuesday, August 29, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at Salm-McGill & Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney. A prayer service will begin at 7:30 PM on Monday with the Knights of Columbus. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online, or  Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365, or Holy Angels School, 120 E. Water St., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home is honored to be taking care of the Miller family.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
August 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home
502 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Prayer Service
Monday
August 28, 2023

7:30 PM
Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home
502 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Visitation
Tuesday
August 29, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home
502 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
August 29, 2023

10:30 AM
Holy Angels Catholic Church (Sidney, Ohio)

Interment following funeral service
Tuesday
August 29, 2023

Shelby Memory Gardens (Sidney, Ohio)

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