James A. Miller

1933 - 2019

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Dr. James A. Miller, 86, of Findlay passed away at the Bridge Hospice Care Center on Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born in McComb, Ohio to the late Harry (HJ) and Hilda (Boyle) Miller. He married Janet Bright on June 18, 1961 and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2010. He is survived by daughters: Tracy (Jeff) McMath of Findlay, Shelly (Michael) Marchese of Sleepy Hollow, NY, and Julie (Tom) Nolan of Columbus; nine grandchildren: Cole, Beckett, Arden, Duncan, Kelly, Livia, Reagan, Jack, and Elle; dear friend, Dee Waaland; sisters: Ginny Zemlin, Lynn Miller, and Harriet Winston Fire; nephews: Paul Zemlin and Shane Winston (Amber Boyer); nieces: Lynn (Lee) Trimble-Zemlin and Kristian Winston; great-nephews: Ryan and Greg (Crystal Johnson) Zemlin; and great-niece, Jazmin Boyer. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Mildred Miller; and nephew, Kimberly Winston. Jim was a 1951 graduate of McComb High School. He served in the US Army from 1953-55, stationed in Mannheim, Germany before finishing his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University in 1957. In 1961 he graduated from Ohio State Medical College and trained at Akron General Hospital before returning to Hancock County at the urging of his mentor and friend, Dr. Dick Blake. Dr. Miller was in family practice with Dr. Ed Davis and served a term as chief of staff at Blanchard Valley Hospital. After closing his practice, Jim worked at Physicians Plus Urgent Care and the University of Findlay Cosiano Health Center. He was honored as Distinguished Physician of the Year in 2010. He was chairman of the American Heart Association (1976), member of both the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs, and a member of the Hancock Park District Foundation Board. Jim was a former member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and current member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was an Elder and Stephen Minister. He actively participated in numerous Bible studies over the years, Koinonia, Emmaus Walk, and Bill Glass prison ministries. Jim worked with Global Health Outreach medical missions and Mission Possible in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. He was an avid Ohio State football and basketball fan and enjoyed vacationing with family in Bay View, MI and AZ. Please continue Jim’s legacy by lending a hand or an ear to someone in need. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME and from 1:30-2:30pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm Friday, October 4, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Jessica Commeret officiating. Memorials can be made to the Harry and Hilda Miller Family Scholarship Fund at The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation or to First Presbyterian Church in his memory. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Thursday, October 3rd 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

  • Memorial Service:

    Friday, October 4th 2019 - 2:30 PM

  • Service Location:

    First Presbyterian Church [Map]
    2330 South Main St.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    Harry and Hilda Miller Family Scholarship Fund
    The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation
    101 W Sandusky St #207
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    First Presbyterian Church - Miller
    2330 South Main Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : JEFF TRACY FAMILY
Date :Tuesday, October 1st 2019
From : GENE AND MARILYN WEBER
TRACY, JEFF AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY....WE ARE CRUSHED TO HEAR OF YOUR DAD'S PASSING. I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM FOR LUNCH OR DINNER HERE AT SUNRISE AND ONCE ASKED IF HE WAS STILL HERE AND THEY ANSWERED YES. SO TO READ OF HIS DEATH THIS A.M. WAS A INDEED A BLOW AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE THOUGHT OF YOUR DAD AS A VERY VERY SPECIAL FRIEND. IN ALL THE YEARS MUSIC WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO TALK TO HIM ABOUT. GENE AND I SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU AS YOUR LOVE FOR HIM WAS ALWAYS EVIDENT. HE WILL BE MISSED AND THOUGHT OF AS A TRUE AND WONDERFUL FRIEND!

MARILYN



To : Miller Family and Aunt Dee
Date :Tuesday, October 1st 2019
From : Mark Voni Detamore
Sending love and prayers. What an incredible life he lived! Our deepest sympathies.



To : Dr Miller MD Family
Date :Tuesday, October 1st 2019
From : Gary Kaminsky
So sorry to learn about the Death of Dr Miller MD. We met while at Fox Run Manor in Findlay while we were both in the Rehab facility together. Growing up most of my friends and mentors were all Doctors that Dr Miller knew - Dr Haas MD and Dr Cosiano MD. Just surprised as when I met him we would usually sit at the same table and have some great conversations. Health wise thought he was coping well. Saddened and surprised by the news. He was a good friendly and very intelligent man sure to be missed by all - my Sincerest Condolences to the Family.



To : The James A Miller Family
Date :Tuesday, October 1st 2019
From : Jack Glick
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure". My sincere and deepest sympathy.
jack



To : Dr Miller's Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Sara Sue Fuller
Dr. Miller delivered our two sons and his professionalism and care has always been appreciated. May you take joy in living as he did!



To : To my friends in honor of their Father
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Brenda blunk
Tracy, Shelly, Julie, your father was such a kind, wonderful & full of compassion man to me. Growing up, to me he was your "Dad". I remember when I learned I he was a Dr. I ask my mom if I had been wrong, just calling him Mr Miller? She said no, yet if to feel better I could ask him. I did. He told me, our families were friends, friends use first names, just call me Jim. From that day forward he was my, father figure Jim. I will certainly miss him @ Holiday events, community gatherings & concerts in the park.
All my love,
Brenda blunk



To : The James Miller Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Dave Hanson
I got to know Jim as the father of two of my former students and the family doctor for my parents during their last decade of life. Jim was one of the finest people that I have ever known. He was so gentle and caring with my parents. He was a man of high character and general goodness. I will never forgot him. My thoughts are with his family.



To : Tracy and Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Tina Manuel Onder
Tracy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. What an incredible legacy he has in Findlay. I am praying for you and your family.

With heartfelt sympathy,
Tina



To : Tracy McMath
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Maile Doyle
Dear Tracy and family, I send my condolences as you grieve the loss of your father. He was such a wonderful citizen of our community and will be missed by many. Praying the God will comfort you as He holds you in the palm of His hand. Maile Doyle



To : Tracy Shelly Julie and Families
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Chris Tom Polly Robin and Families
The Brumbaughs are sadden to hear of your Dad's passing. So many wonderful memories of our families at the Lake and especially Christmas at Grandma & Grandpa Miller's! We love you all so much, and pray for God to guide and comfort all of you during this difficult time.



To : Julie Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Karen Sloan son Jeg
Julie,

You & your family are in our thoughts during this time. What a wonderful father he was.

Much Love,
Karen & Jeggie





To : The Miller Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Paula Sue Russell
I'm so sorry to hear of Dr. Miller's passing. I worked with him at BVH. He was a very compationate medical professional. It was a pleasure to have been associated with him in health care. Please know my prayers are for you all now and the days ahead.



To : Julie Tracy Shelly and Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : The Low Family
We are thinking of you. Your father was always wonderfully warm and kind to us!! We will surely miss being with him for soup and sandwiches on game day!
Love to you all,
Kate and Dan and Family



To : James Miller Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Lois Cucksey Varney
So very sorry to hear of Dr. Miller’s passing. Such a kind man and he was so nice to work for in his office on Main St. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.



To : The Dr Miller Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : The Rhoad Family
Please accept our sincere sympathy. Dr. Miller was a very wise and kind man who will be forever remembered in this family.




To : Dr James Miller Family
Date :Wednesday, October 2nd 2019
From : Diane Stubbins Paige
Dear Dr. James Miller Family. What a beautiful man with such a kind heart and lending ear. I was so fortunate to be one of his patients growing up in the great Findlay, OH. Prayers and Love to you all.



To : Tracy McMath
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : Bill Nanc Recker
Dear Tracy & Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for the loss of your Dad. Its not easy to loose a parent. Gods speed to you. Bill & Nancy.



To : Dr Jim Miller Family
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : The George Family
Virginia, Lynn and Harriet-

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your brother Jimmie. So many fond memories of your family over the years. Always enjoyed the reunions at your Dad’s lake house.

We will make arrangements to come to Findlay today for visitation.

God bless,

Marge, Mark and Jeanne



To : James Miller Family
Date :Thursday, October 3rd 2019
From : Bob Smith
My deepest sympathy to the Jim Miller Family. He was one very "classy" individual who was friendly towards everyone. Dr. Jim was a very loyal McComb Panther fan who used to attend their games. I always enjoyed talking McComb sports with him.



To : The Jim Miller Family
Date :Friday, October 4th 2019
From : Debra Bernath
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Jim Miller. He was an incredible person and l’m honored to be a part of that family. My deepest condolences to all.
God bless,
Deb and Jim Bernath



To : Miller family
Date :Friday, October 4th 2019
From : Jane Moore
My thoughts are with you all. Jim was a gift to the world. He will be missed by us all



To : Miller family
Date :Tuesday, October 8th 2019
From : McComb Band
We are very sorry for your loss and pray for comfort, happy memories, and strength in this time of loss. The band really appreciated and enjoyed Dr. Miller when he marched with the alumni/community band three years. He was inspiration to all the students in the band! I know he will be greatly missed!
Andy Honse and the McComb Band



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