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John Wesley "Jack" Miller

August 16, 1936 — July 8, 2021

John Wesley Miller, 84, passed away peacefully Thursday evening at his residence.
John, affectionately known as Jack, was born August 16, 1936 in Girard, a son of the
late Olin W. and Irene M. (Pearce) Miller.
A lifelong area resident, Jack was a graduate of McDonald High School. Soon after, he
was drafted into the United States Army and served at Fort Knox prior to the escalation
of the Vietnam War. It is there that he met his future wife, the former Patricia Kerswell,
who was also serving in the United States Army. Jack and Pat, while on leave were
married in McDonald on September 21, 1963. After being honorably discharged, Jack
and Pat returned to McDonald to make their home. He worked at RMI Titanium where
he retired after 38 years of service.
Jack loved all sports, especially baseball, and was a loyal fan of the Red Sox to the
degree he would create his own stats log. From a young age Jack enjoyed bowling and
was a member of several leagues throughout his life. He made a point of walking the
neighborhood enjoying visits with his friends. A voracious reader, Jack enjoyed the
challenge of mastering words while playing Scrabble and would occasionally write
poetry.
The annual Miller family vacations were a priority to Jack. These vacations were
enthusiastically anticipated by the entire family whether methodically planned or
impromptu. Jack was an active member of the Woodland Park United Methodist
Church where he was a lay speaker and served on numerous committees. He loved his
God and he loved his church family.
Jack will be forever remembered for his fun wit and his love of peanut butter “creamy”.
Jack leaves his two daughters, Martha Centofanti of Struthers and Teresa Gillespie of
Niles; two grandchildren, Jessica and Zachary. Jack also leaves a sister, Marilyn Makar
of Austintown; a brother, Bill (Betty) Miller of McDonald; sister-in-law, Linda Miller of
McDonald; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his wife, Pat of 45 years, who died November
22, 2008; six brothers; Larry (Mary Jane), Richard (Val), Edward “Ted,” Jim, Bob and
David Miller; brothers-in-laws, George Makar and Bob Kerswell; and a sister-in-law,
Claudia Kerswell.

Friends may call Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge
Chapel, and on Tuesday from 10:00 – 10:45 am at Woodland Park United Methodist
Church, 601 Ohio Ave., McDonald. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Woodland Park
United Methodist Church.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Vijay Shah, Lane Ambulance and
McDonald Fire Dept. for their unconditional support.

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Visitation

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Woodland Park United Methodist Church

601 Ohio Avenue, McDonald, OH 44437

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

11:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Woodland Park United Methodist Church

601 Ohio Avenue, McDonald, OH 44437

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