Robert Leo “Bob” Miller
Robert Leo “Bob” Miller, of Shelby, entered this world on May 12, 1948 and departed this world on April 19, 2022. He was 73. Here is his life between the dashes.
Bob was born in Shelby, the fifth child of twelve born to Leon B. and Agnes G. (Eberl) Miller. He was a 1966 graduate of Shelby High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. While serving his country and on leave, Bob was involved in a motorcycle accident which altered his life but ultimately shaped him into the man he was. Prior to his accident, Bob was nearly a professional golfer winning multiple tournaments, shot several holes-in-one, and dreamed of going professional one day. His love of golf never left him, and he continued to walk across the street from his home to Shelby Country Club where his game still consisted of being able to shoot many birdies as well as his signature left-handed putting while holding a “Diet Dew” in his right hand- and yes, the ball would drop right into the hole! He went on numerous annual guys golfing trips with brothers-in-law and friends to South Carolina.
A very devout Catholic, Bob loved to sing in the Most Pure Heart of Mary choir. He also enjoyed singing along with “the oldies” and owned hundreds of records. He loved playing cards, especially pinochle and euchre, and enjoyed bowling, of which he was very good.
Bob was always smiling and fun to be around. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh as well. He was super friendly, knowing no strangers, and had a very endearing personality with his favorite saying being, “alllll riggghhhtttt!” Bob had a signature high in the air wave that he flashed to those who entered his line of vision or to anyone sitting across the room from him. He was only ever kind, loving, and positive and never complained of his aches and pains.
For the past 15 years Bob was a loving and beloved Elmcroft Assisted Living resident. He went on day trips, and participated in corn hole games, arts and crafts, and wheelchair exercises. They loved and cared for Bob like one of their own family members, and for this, we cannot thank you all at Elmcroft enough.
Bob had many friends and touched lives far and wide. The stories are endless of those lives Bob made a difference in. Bob only knew true pure loved based on God the Father, Jesus- His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit. Bob, to say that we miss you terribly and that Heaven “got a good one” and a faithful servant back is such an understatement. But all those Millers who have gone before you are now rejoicing with you and singing with the angels: Dad, Leon; Mom, Agnes; brothers: Bernie and Kenny; sister: Carol Stokes; brother-in-law: Larry Fike; along with so many other relatives and friends.
Live on, Bob, in each of us who so mourn our earthly loss: siblings: Harry (Jean) Miller, Mary (Harv) Traxler, Brother Jim Miller MSC, Kathy (Bill) Stanton, Donna (Gary) Biglin, Mike (Diana) Miller, Diane (Tom) Metzger, and Debbie (Jeff) Pifher; brother-in-law: Rick Stokes; 28 nieces and nephews; and 49 great nieces and great nephews.
Bob, you showed us how to live. You showed us how to love and how to die all safe in Jesus’ peaceful, comforting, and loving arms. “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath.” May Bob’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9:30-10:30 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Bob’s funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following calling hours at 11 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass with burial following in the church cemetery. Masks are very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The entire Miller family thanks you all for the love, care, and support of our dear brother, Bob, and our family. May God bless each of you.
For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Bob’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.