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Mr. James Houston Miller

Obituary for Mr. James Houston Miller

November 18, 1929 - October 27, 2018
Parma, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Father, Dear Grandfather, Cherished Friend of Many, and Beloved Educator


James Houston Miller, age 88, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 27, 2018. He is the beloved husband of Valerie Elaine Miller (deceased), dearest father of Jay (Hope), Kirk (Stacey), Todd (Amy), and Hallie Wagner (John), and cherished grandfather of Josh, Sam, Lexi, Sean, Brooklyn, McKenzie, Lily, Ethan, Jack, Robert, and Eloise.

Jim was born on November 18, 1929, in Youngstown, Ohio. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following his honorable discharge, he attended Bowling Green State University, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree, and then The Ohio State University, where he earned his Master's Degree. He went on to become a much-beloved educator for 40 years in the Parma City School District. Jim met his wife Valerie (a home economics teacher) at the Parma schools. During his career with the District he took on many roles, including teacher, junior high school principal, administrator, and ending as a high school counselor at Parma Senior High School, where his good advice and talent for gauging the special personalities and skills of all his students guided many to bright and successful futures.

He greatly enjoyed his retirement, spending more time with his children and grandchildren, traveling around the world with his wife, playing tennis, watching Ohio State football, along with many other sporting events, with his sons, and spending time with his many friends at bridge club and other social gatherings.

Private interment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the "PCPTA Geranium Fund" in honor of James Miller c/o Parma City Schools, 5311 Longwood Avenue, Parma, Ohio 44134.


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