Cyrillus “Cy” Edmund Miller

July 04, 1927 ‒ April 17, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Cyrillus (Cy) Edmund Miller, 90, of Mansfield, passed away peacefully with family in his home on April 17, 2018.  He was born in Fremont, Ohio on July 4th, 1927. He was the son of Charlie and Anna Miller.

Cy was married to Rita Ann (Schoen) Miller for 58 years until her passing in 2008. He believed strongly in the Catholic Church and proclaimed his faith by supporting his church, helping people in need and his gentlemanly way of living his life.

As a proud veteran, Cy served in the military in WWII and was truly one of the members of the Greatest Generation of Americans.  Most of his working years, he was a maintenance foreman at MTD Corporation in Willard, OH and Brownsville, TN.  In retirement, he worked with his hands to repair and build things in his home and gained a liking for refinishing furniture and building Adirondack chairs.

Cy and Rita, as a team would always have a home that was warm and loving for friends and family. As his family closes this generational book on a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather we can only say that this man has brought joy into the world of family and friends and represented the meaning of a true patriot & gentleman. If only we could follow in his footsteps, life would be grand.

He is survived by three children, Bill (Judy) Miller, Mary Ann (Randy) Jacobs and Greg (Amanda) Miller; Grandchildren Jeff (Heather) Miller, Jeremy (Malika) Jacobs, Holli Jacobs, Janelle (Don) Barnhart, Joshua (Christine) Miller; and 11 great-grandchildren and another on the way.

He was preceded in death by his wife Rita; parents Charlie and Anna Miller; and 4 sisters.

Family and friends may visit the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 3 to 5 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Resurrection Parish with an hour prior of visitation at 10 a.m. The Rev. Father Nelson Beaver will officiate with burial at Assumption Reed Cemetery in Reedtown, Ohio at 3 pm.

Memorial Contributions to Resurrection Parrish may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Cy’s family and encourage you to share a memory with them at


  • I met and worked for “Cy” for years at Willard MTD, Midwest Industries. He was a good supervisor and a good man. Great to work for and work with. He taught me many skills I still use today. All of his crew liked and respected him. So sorry to hear he is gone.

  • Bill, Greg & MaryAnn,
    Words cannot adequately express the great impact your father had on me and my family for many years. He was a great friend to my mother and father and I think I remember him telling the story of how he encouraged my father to pursue this beautiful girl who loved him. I have many fond memories of overnight stays at the house in Willard and later in Plymouth. Beyond that he was my godfather and there was no greater man to look up to. I know that his reward in heaven will include being reunited with Rita, Kenny & Vivian. May the love of family and friends be of comfort to you at this time. God Bless.

  • As I was trying to get the address for the funeral home off of the computer at the hotel, I ran across dad’s obituary..and I did not see a photo of dad, and could not help but cry, because dad always thought he was homely…Thankyou Tim Swartz and Chris Daniel for your very nice comments, and I know dad thought highly of you both as well as many others…”Thank You God, for giving me the mom and dad you did. God you are my first Super Hero, and dad was my second. I can not say all that is in my heart now, but, they are memories I will carry with me until I breathe my last breath as well. I am sorry and ask forgiveness for each and every time I have failed and disappointed you Lord, and the times I failed and disappointed the parents you gave me. I know dad is asleep now as Your Word tells us, and that the dead know nothing and cannot communicate with the living or the living with the dead…but I witnessed dad living out Your Word the best he knew how, how he sacrificed for others, and even at times risked his own security to stand up for someone who had been done wrong…as Your Word says, ‘There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for another’…and this I believe sums up the life of Cy Miller…and I also believe Dad’s greatest hope was for a permanent home in eternal life with You and Your son Christ Jesus, and it is my hope as well…that I might be considered worthy by You one day, so that I can spend eternity with the God that I believe ruled the life of my parents…free from people making fun of others; hurting their feelings; no orphans; no failures; no tears; no sorrow; no disabilities; no handicaps; nothing negative; no death; no strife; no pride; no selffishness; no regrets; no hopelessness; no disrespect; no mistrust….”

  • I feel like an era has come to an end. Cy & Rita Miller were an important part of my life and that of my family. Cy was kind, considerate, friendly and helpful. I remember visits to various homes and the great relationship he had my parents Kenny and Vivian Daniel. Heaven is a better place because Cy has arrived. So glad I knew him.

  • What a wonderful man. I will always remember him and Rita. They were such a great example of humanity

  • Mary Ann and family,
    Sad to hear of your father/grandfather’s passing. I met him at Malika and Jeremy’s wedding and was happy to sit with him during the afternoon and share smiles with him throughout the weekend. I appreciate the life he led and I know you will cherish his memory. My condolences for your loss. Thinking about all of you today,