Miller Howard Miller, 88, of Washington C.H., passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. Mr. Miller was born February 8, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Howard R. and Dorothy S. Shank Miller. Mr. Miller was married to Naomi Ferneau Miller on January 25, 1947. He was the owner of Howard Miller Realty. He started with Mac Dews Real Estate in 1961 and was Developer President of Emerald Glen, Inc. 1976-86, which was the beginning of the residential building in the Storybrook Addition. He was a broker, an appraiser and The Director of the Fayette Metropolitan Housing Authority from 1980-1986. He served in the Army during World War II from 1943-1945 and saw action in several campaigns, including the assault into Holland with the 101st Airborne Division and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Miller was a member and Past Master of Fayette Lodge #107 F&AM, Master in 1978. He was a member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Ohio, Council, Aladdin Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., 32nd Degree Mason, Fayette County Shrine Club, Elks Lodge #129 BPOE, and American Legion Post #25, WCH, a member of the Fayette County Choral Society, a former member of Washington Rotary Club, a member of the Washington Country Club since 1955 and on the Board of Directors for 3 years, Fayette Co. Board of Realtors since 1962 and President in 1971, and an Ambassador for the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce 1970-1973. Mr. Miller was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church since 1957 and a Warden and Vestryman for 12 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-sister Geraldine Newman and a great-grandson Connor Preston Beery. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, James Miller of New Lebanon; a son, Robert H.(Dee) Miller of Canal Winchester; two granddaughters, Mindy Beery of Pickerington and Kim(Barry) Caldwell of Etna; and two great-grandchildren, Travis and Emma Beery. A committal service will be at 11:30 a.m, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Washington Cemetery, 1741 Washington Ave., Washington Court House, Ohio 43160. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m on Thursday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Gayle Hansen Browne officiating. There will be a reception following the service at St. Andrew's Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrew's Endowment Fund, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 733 St. Rt. 41 S.W., Washington C.H., Ohio 43160. Condolences may be sent to www.morrowfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 2, 2013