Richard A. “Dick” Miller

May 07, 1926 ‒ February 19, 2015

Galion, Ohio

Richard A. “Dick” Miller, 88 of Galion passed away Thursday morning, February 19, 2015 at Galion Community Hospital. He had been in declining health.

He was born May 7, 1926 in Galion and was the son of Roy and Mary (Shumaker) Miller.
On October 20, 1956 he married Dorothy (Stoyanovich) Miller and she preceded him in death on October 16, 2014.

Richard was a 1944 graduate of Galion High School and proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. During his time in the military, he attended Engineering Specialty School for drafting in Ft. Belvoir, VA. and would later serve in Yokohama, Japan in the 8th Army headquarters of General McArthur’s staff.

He was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church, American Legion Scarbrough Post #243, Galion and various conservative organizations. Richard was former president of the Warren G. Harding Memorial Library Association in Blooming Grove. He worked at the former Galion Ironworks-Galion Dresser and Komatsu as a machinist and retired after 40 years. Richard’s hobbies included gardening, designing and working in his home machine shop.

Richard is survived by son David (Lilly) Miller of Potomac Falls, Va.; grandchildren Chris, Lexi and Danielle; sister-in-law Jane Miller of Galion and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert, Dale, Kenneth and Robert Miller and a sister, Elizabeth Bower.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the funeral home with Pastor Rodney Noblit officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Richard Miller, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Sincere sympathy to all of the family. I had the pleasure of accompanying my dad, Earl Miller to the reunion of the GHS class of 1944 last fall. Richard sat with us at dinner, and I enjoyed getting to know him. My dad passed away two weeks ago. He thought a lot of Richard. The two men kept in contact. I imagine these old friends are enjoying a better reunion in Heaven today. God bless you.

  • Dear David & Family,
    ~~We are so blessed to be living right beside Dick & Dorothy now sense 1979. What a joy they were to us. We would see Dick out in his yard picking up downed tree branches with his bushel basket breaking the branches up then throw them in his basket. What about that new riding mower ?? Dick may not have got to use that mower much but you could tell he was sure thrilled with it. Dick never failed to wave at us when we pulled in or out of our drive when he was out side. He loved being out side working in his yard… when Dorothy was able to get out she would be right there helping him with the flowers around the front of the house.
    ~~I remember sitting on their breeze way talking to them on nice summer days, Dick kicked back on a lounger reading the paper, Dorothy sitting in a chair just watching the animals romp in the yard. We would talk for an hour or so about any & everything. Your Dad had such an infectious laugh David, you couldn’t help but laugh when he did !
    ~~Remember all of the “good old days” & the things you used to do with him, Dick & Dorothy were very, very special & we will miss them so much, as I’m sure you all will.
    ~~Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for all of you. We are keeping you all in our prayers. We know that Dick is once again with his Dorothy & they both are at peace now.
    Love & Prayers,
    Mary Ann & Mike Riley

  • David, We enjoyed knowing your mom and dad. They were very special people. I worked with Dick for many years at the Iron Works and worshipped with them at First Baptist. Dick made a special weight for me when I had back trouble, which really helped me get back on my feet. Our prayers and with you and your family.

  • It’s so hard to say good bye to family members. I am so sorry to ;hear of Richard’s passing. The last time I was able to come to the Miller Reunion in Galion I visited and sat with Richard’s brother and wife. It was good to catch up with many happenings in the family. May God grant David and family many blessings .

  • David, I was so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. We lived in your Grandpa Millers home on Market St. for several years. Your Mother & Father were the greatest & most loving people. You and Larry, my son, were great friends. I called your Father last month and we had a really good conversation, but he said that he was having some health problems. Many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Doris, Lisa & Larry