Gary Miller

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LIMA — Dr. Gary G. Miller, 61, passed away March 8, 2014 in Lima. He was born April 23, 1952, in Columbus, to Russell Glen & Jo Claire Ross Miller, who have preceded him in death. He is survived by Lynda Lea Gottschalk, whom he married on December 27, 1973.

He graduated from Westerville High School (South) in 1970, Bowling Green State University in 1973, and The Ohio State University Dental School in 1976. He practiced dentistry for 38 years, 28 years of which were in Lima, eventually owning Miller Dental Associates. His hobbies and interests included carpentry, golfing, bowling, and model railroading. He was an avid Ohio State University fan. He was a member of Gardendale Church of God. He supported various charities, including Compassion International Ministries. He was a member of ALCO Sertoma, Lima Breakfast Optimist Club, and the Lima Area Civil War Study Club. He will be remembered as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, and a very generous man to all those in need.

Survivors include four children, Amanda Jo & Gabriel T. Hyter, of Akron, Shawn M. & Kristiann Miller, of Columbus, Kevin B. & Traci Miller, of Lima, and Carlos M. Marshall, of Shelby; four grandchildren, Daniel, Kaylan, Casey, and Connor; two sisters, Terri Ann & Chuck Schleve, of Westerville, and Linda Jo Miller, of Ocala, Florida; and his sponsored child, Pierre Austere, of Haiti.

Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. Gardendale Church of God. Pastor Justin Musto will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. A private family graveside service will be held in Blendon Central Cemetery, Westerville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Lima Area Civil War Study Club, 3457 Ft. Amanda Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, or a . Condolences may be expressed at

Published in The Lima News from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2014
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