James-Miley-Obituary

James A. Miley

Troy, Ohio

1950 - 2019 (Age 69)

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James A. "Jim" Miley passed away peacefully after a short illness in the company of his wife, Diane Miley, and friends on June 16, 2019.

Jim was born in Marion, OH on June 3, 1950 to his parents: Ralph and Marguerite Miley.

Jim graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA...

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Diane,

I am shocked and saddened to learn of Jim's death. You and Jim have brightened many days for me at UD's senior learning classes. I know Jim is well loved and will be terribly missed. Sharon and I will keep you and your families in our positive thoughts and prayers.

So saddened to hear of Jim's death. I met Jim during my first tour of Ohio public libraries -- way back in the days of Port Clinton. Jim was always kind, gracious, a great listener, and a fun conversationalist. My condolences to his family.

I have always admired Jim's zest for life. His sense of humor makes me smile every time I think of him. I loved listening to Jim's bicycling stories that he shared at library meetings. Everyone who met Jim can truly say that he made their life a little better, he was just that type of person.

I just learned of Jim's passing. He was a great librarian and a strong supporter of public libraries and our states professional library association, OLC. His good humor and congenial personality will be much missed. Wayne Piper, Granville, Ohio

We are beyond saddened to learn that Jim passed away. We always enjoyed running into to him and Diane at various restaurants and cultural events all over the Miami Valley. Then of course, we also shared his passion for cycling. Diane, you are in our thoughts and prayers. You and Jim were just the kind of couple we strive to be. Enjoying life and all it has to offer. As we like to say, every day is a good day. Much love, peace and prayers, Elizabeth and Mike Gutmann

I knew Jim as the director of the Troy Library throughout my career as an educator. Then we connected at the Troy YMCA where I took his 8 am spinning class. I loved it. Jim was passionate about spinning and outdoor biking. He told us wonderful stories of his many long distance and often grueling cross country adventures. He loved his biking buddies and the beautiful countryside. He adored his wife, Diane, who spun with us and joined Jim and others from our class for yoga afterwards. Jim...

I have many great memories of bicycling with Jim. Riding the length of Bourbon Street at five o'clock in the morning on the first day of our trip to Mammoth Cave. Eason's Catfish House in Mendenhall, Mississippi. Riding to the top of Mount Mitchell on our way home from Atlanta.
Bugging out of work or library meetings to go riding. The quad century route on the Dalmac ride. And always lots of laughter. I'll miss you, Jim. I hope there's great bike trails and plenty of beer in heaven.

Jim will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed seeing him at the Troy library. We bicycled with him occasionally, and I totally loved his dry sense of humor. Sending prayers for comfort your way, Diane