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Updated: 04/26/2014 08:00:01AM

Allan J. Miller

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Allan J. Miller, 92, of Venice, Fla., died Sunday, April 20, 2014.

He was born in the city of Beachwood, Ohio, to Carl and Rhoda Miller. After graduation from Shaker Heights High School, he attended Fenn College until being drafted into the Army.

After qualifying exams, he was placed in the mechanical engineering program at the University of Pennsylvania until he was needed in Okinawa. After discharge in 1946, he graduated from Fenn College and married Marjorie Pirtle.

In October 1948, after admission to the Ohio Bar, Standard Oil Company offered him a position as a tax law analyst. He remained with Sohio for 291/2 years, with his last position being treasurer for the company.

Allan was active in many community organizations and held positions on various boards. He was a Cub Scout master; president of South Euclid-Lyndhurst Recreation Commission; chair of the Lay Finance Advisory Committee of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Board of Education; member of the Lyndhurst Sewer Commission Division; chair of United Way Unit Plan Division, Cleveland, Ohio; chair of the board of Trustees of Lutheran Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio; chairman of the board of directors of Dyke College, Cleveland, Ohio; chairman of Lutheran Medical Center Foundation; member of the board of trustees of Christian Residences Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio; and board member of United Screw and Bolt Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was also active in churches in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Venice, Fla. He was elected “Man of The Year” both by Cleveland State Alumni Association and Lutheran Medical Center Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two children, James W. Miller and his wife, Jean, and Pat Costas and her husband, John; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a niece, Dr. Wendy Miller.

Tidewell Hospice and Venice Presbyterian Church have been supportive and helpful during this time.

Services: A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. at Village On The Isle. Ewing Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




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