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Obituary for David P. Miller
David P. Miller, age 67, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, near Belle Valley. Dave was born November 10, 1949, in Canton, Ohio, son of the late Paul H. and Virginia M. Heinbuch Miller. He was a 1967 graduate of Canton South High School, a 1971 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics, and a 1973 graduate of Oregon State University with a Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics. Dave retired from Ohio State University Extension after 30 years of employment as a District Farm Management Specialist. Following his retirement, he was an independent tax consultant and Enrolled Agent. Dave was active in the community. He was Chairman of the Board for the Washington Electric Cooperative, he served on the Board of Directors at Community Savings, and he was a member of the Noble County Lions Club. He was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, where he served as Elder and Treasurer, and as a faithful blood donor for the American Red Cross, he donated over 22 gallons of blood during his lifetime. He had previously served on the Board of Directors for AgLand Cooperative and the Caldwell Exempted Village School Board. He owned and operated a family farm for over 30 years. Dave enjoyed watching the OSU Buckeyes sports teams, Cleveland Indians baseball games, and, most especially, attending his grandsons’ events and athletic contests. He enjoyed both telling and hearing stories and jokes, and was known by many for his sense of humor.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves his wife of 46 years, Candy S. Bahmer Miller of Caldwell, whom he married June 13, 1970; three children, Paul D. Miller of West Lafayette, Steffany D. (Eric) Van Fleet of Pleasant City, and Grace A. Miller Mitchell of Bronx, New York; a sister, Carol S. Miller of Springfield, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Dennis C. (Joyce) Bahmer of West Lafayette; a son-in-law, Mark Mitchell of Brooklyn, New York; two grandchildren, Branson David Van Fleet and Nathan Layne Van Fleet, both of Pleasant City; a nephew, two nieces, and many friends.
In keeping with the requests of David and his family, a Celebration of Life Service followed by lunch will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 532 North Street, Caldwell, with Rev. Will Mullins officiating. Inurnment will be observed at Melscheimer Cemetery near Canton at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church or to the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 24, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724. McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, is caring for the family.