Ralph Miller

Ralph E. Miller

NEWARK: Ralph Elsworth Miller, age 99, of Newark, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Flint Ridge Nursing & Rehab. Center. He was born January 11, 1913 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Guy and Minnie Ellen (Blair) Miller.

Mr. Miller was a member of Central Christian Church for over fifty years. He began employment as a floor- covering laborer in Knox and Licking Counties, worked for the John J. Carroll Department Store as a floor covering buyer and retired from the OSU-Newark Campus as a superintendent in the building maintenance department.

He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Mary, whom he married April 25, 1936; two sons, Philip J. Miller of Newark and Michael R. Miller of Springfield; three grandchildren, Dr. Brian James (Kelly) Miller, Tammy (Michael) Lowks of Columbus and Kristy (James) Miller; ten great-grandchildren, Ethan J., Jacob M., Andrew G., Natalie, Cassandra "Cassie", Tucker, Simon, Daisy, Elijah and Henry; two nieces and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rev. Dr. James B. (Sally) Miller; and a sister, Dorothy (Chester) Vess.

A private memorial service will be held and inurnment will take place at a later date in Moundview Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Generation Hospice, 26 North Westmoor Avenue, Newark, Ohio, 43055.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please visit www.hendersonvanatta.com to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the Miller family.


Published in the Advocate on Dec. 2, 2012