Jack passed away Sunday, January 24th of natural causes in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
He was born on December 3, 1931 in Youngstown, Ohio to William J. and Ruth F. Miller.
Jack graduated from The Rayen School in 1949. He then majored in mechanical engineering at
Duke University graduating in 1953. Following graduation, Jack served in the United States Air
Force attaining the rank of corporal, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base.
After the Air Force, Jack joined Hy-Way Heat Systems, Inc. founded by his father where he
spent his entire career as a mechanical engineer alongside his brother Bill. The company
manufactured hot oil heaters and paving equipment for the road paving industry. Jack’s keen
acumen led to the development of eight US patents in his field.
In his early years, Jack attended Calvary Baptist Church in Youngstown where he served as a
deacon. After a move to the northside of town, Jack joined The First Presbyterian Church. He
was a lifelong member of The Youngstown Country Club and after retirement, Jack enjoyed his
tenure as president of Belmont Park Cemetery.
Jack will always be remembered for his love of family, friends, his jovial sense of humor,
infectious personality and loyalty to the Duke Blue Devils and the Cleveland Browns. His
passion for fishing, the outdoors, gardening and playing the piano always defined him.
Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Janet (Cailor). He is survived by his
loving children, son Tim (Vickie) of Cincinnati, and daughters Susan of New York City and
Pam (Greg) Roche of Aurora, Ohio. He leaves behind five beloved grandchildren; Jeff and Ali
Miller; Jack, Colin and Cailor Roche and many cherished cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to offer their sincere thanks and appreciation to Arden Courts of Chagrin
Falls for their tremendous care given to Jack.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 28th from 1:30pm-2:30pm, with the funeral
service immediately following at Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home at 292 Madison
Avenue in Youngstown, OH. 44504
The funeral service will be available to view live online by clicking on this link:
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to The Alzheimer’s Association.
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