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Grover Miller, former Peninsula Councilman, dies at 83

9/26/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

PENINSULA — Grover Miller, who was active as a Peninsula Councilman and member of local boards and a commission, died Sept. 17 at the age of 83.

Miller served on Peninsula Village Council from 1994 to 1998 and 2004 to 2008. He ran unsuccessfully in 1997 and 2007. He also had been on the Planning Commission from 2009 to 2012 and was a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals from 2008 to 2012. He also had served on the board of the Valley Fire District.

Miller served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. According to his obituary, he was the founder of A-1 Concrete Leveling Co. and a “jack of all trades” who received three patents, including one for a self-contained concrete leveling truck. He also invented the Quad Power Piecing System to raise sunken foundations and the Buckeye Baler Hydraulic Leaf Baler.

Miller is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Judith Doyle, Karen (William) Ahl, Daniel Miller, Guy Miller, James Miller, Lisa (Michael) Marshall and Lori (Jeff) Deming; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and siblings Geri Schmidt, Catherine Livingston, Jo Ann Mullins and Jean Arel.

Services were held at the Johnson-Romito Funeral Home in Northfield Sept. 20. The family requested that memorials be made to the Valley Fire District, 5287 Dogwood Drive, Peninsula, OH 44264-9775.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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