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Miller Sam Miller. Our beautiful Sammy passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, brutally taken by that vicious beast called heroin. Although heroin might have claimed his body, there is no doubt that the heavens claimed his soul. He was our life, our love, and the world was a better place to have had him in it. It is unbearable to think he fought this beast alone and, for that, we will cry for him forever. For those of you who truly knew him, and loved him - please keep him in your heart and memories. He will be deeply missed by his Mom and Dad; Catherine Thomas; and John Miller. Friends will gather from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High Street in Worthington. Memorial contributions may be made to ADAMH of Franklin County, 447 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215 in his memory (https://adamhfranklin.org/). Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send messages of support to his family.



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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sep. 23 to Sep. 25, 2016.
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June 8, 2017
Though I never met your son ! I cry for him!! I too met the beast and pray every day I am clean! The epidemic has been around for so long and no one knows it better than a junky! I am a junky and today I will pray for the ones still out there please share your story with those struggling, it will heal your heart to know your son may have the power to save a life! My best friend OD and I feel she saved me ! She saved her son ! She lives on through us and your son will live on by you ! God bless you and your family! Take care of yourself he would want you to !
J. F. W
December 3, 2016
John and Cathy,

I feel deep empathy hearing of your tragic loss. We haven't seen each other in years, but whenever I would think of our memories of Standard Management back in the 90's, I would remember how so many of us could not wait to hear the most recent "Sammy story". We loved those stories! John you would just beam telling those stories...holding us all captive with Sammy's latest funny word or story! I can't recall many of my old friends children's name, but I always remembered Sammy's name.

I can't imagine the sharp edges of pain that you feel right now and I pray God's love helps you to find comfort somehow.

When you are able and you can picture Sammy at peace and no longer fighting his demon, you will begin to find your rhythm in life again. Think of Sammy now watching you and his love for you and show him how you will continue to live for him. Think of how he would want you to continue on!

You will always have those Sammy stories and so many vivid pictures of his life, and eventually those precious pieces of the past will take some of your pain away and you will remember how Sammy lived more that the tragedy of his death.

May God walk beside you both.
Kim Roche
September 30, 2016
Miller Family, Although I do not know you and have never had the pleasure to meet your son, my heart aches for your great loss. I am a student at Columbus State and heard that another student passed away and it has been weighing heavily on my heart since I heard how. I lost my brother to heroin last November and it's just been awful since. I am so sorry your family is living this tragedy but just know you are not alone. Much love to your family and I pray that you can someday find peace in your heart. Rest Easy Sammy.
Leslie Smith
September 28, 2016
As a family sharing a son and Grandson taken in the untimely manner, our heartfelt condolences to your family. Your Sam will never be gone in your hearts. Peace be with you now and in the years ahead. Susan Arnold and Family
September 27, 2016
John, my heart is breaking for you and Cathy. Your willingness to make others aware of the dangers of the beast shows what truly wonderful people you are. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marianne Holewski
September 27, 2016
Cathy and John - I am so very sorry to hear of your son's passing. I pray that God wraps his love around you and comforts you with only good memories of the happy days spent with Sam. Your family is in my prayers.
Georgia Ward
September 27, 2016
John,
I am so sorry about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts, prayers and heart.
Matthew Goodlin
September 27, 2016
John,
You may not remember me, however, I worked with you at The Continent many years ago with Jim Clement. Kris Conger notified me of this tragic news. I want you to know how truly sorry I am to hear of the loss of your son. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Your friend,
Janet Kasson
Janet Kasson
September 26, 2016
Cathy and John,
Words cannot express my sorrow at hearing this news. Sammy was the love of your life and my heart aches for you as you have to deal with this. May the wonderful memories you have of him give you comfort and peace.
Love,
Melody
Melody Stumpf
September 26, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Sam. He was loved by many at Columbus State Community College's Hospitality Department. I will always hold his warm smile and humor dear. He add personality to my classroom lectures.

Respectfully,
Diane Souza
Chef Instructor
September 26, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your precious son.
Crystal Rush
September 26, 2016
Your honesty and strength is amazing.
I don't know you, but I am so very sorry for your loss.
September 25, 2016
Cathy and John,
My heart goes out to you. I am so so sorry. Addiction is a terrible thing. I love you! You are wonderful,caring, and loving parents/people.
Laura
September 25, 2016
Sorry to hear of the loss of your son to this terrible disease. Prayers are with your family as you work through this tragic event.
Rehab Nurse
September 25, 2016
Dear Uncle John and Aunt Cathy,

We were so sad to hear of Sam's passing. What a terrible tragedy to endure losing such a wonderful child. Our hearts are grieving with you and for you. We all will remember Sam and what a fine young man he was. We know he was the light of your lives. Please call us anytime. We are here for you both. Always know too, Sam will always be in our prayers, hearts, and thoughts along with both of you. Love and prayers.
Love Debbie, Melvin, and Jeremy Kern
September 24, 2016
John and Catherine,
We were so sad to hear of Sam's death. We have very good memories of Sam coming to our house to hang out with Jason and of them in Marching Band together. He was a very nice young man.
Sue & John Walcutt
September 24, 2016
To Sam's family,
My deepest condolences go out to you. I am so sorry to hear about Sam. I worked with Sam at Cameron Mitchell catering and he was such a joy to be around. He truly brightened my mood whenever we worked together.i hope that he is at peace. I will keep him in my thoughts always and remember the great times we shared.

With love,
Simon USSAI
Simon Ussai
September 23, 2016
These are beautiful words for your beloved son. No child has ever been more loved and adored than Sammy was by the both of you. My heart hurts for you and your terrible loss. You both are constantly in my thoughts. Love you.
Denise Griffith
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