Russell A. Miller, 57, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Monday (Oct. 8, 2012) at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born April 7, 1955, in Bainbridge, Md., to L. Arthur and Shirley (Smith) Miller of Somerset, Ohio (formerly of Devola).
He was a graduate of Marietta HS, class of 1973 and served eight years in the USAF.
He is survived by his parents; wife of 34 years, Gala (Warren) Miller; son, Russell A. (Rusty) of the home; brother, Randy (Lori) Miller of Youngstown; sister, Sherry (Richard) Sims of Somerset; mother-in-law, Verna Jean Warren of Marietta; brother-in-law, Ronnie (Cheryl) Warren of Dart; two special uncles, Merl and Leo Wooley who gave him his love of reading. He is also survived by several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Russ was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Anna Smith, Lloyd Miller, Roberta (Miller) Wooley; step-grandfather, Louis Wooley; father-in-law, Dale Warren; and several aunts and uncles.
A caring cremation was conducted by Frank E. Smith Funeral Home in Lancaster. Burial will take place at a later date at Creighton Ridge Cemetary, Sycamore, Ohio (Monroe Co.)