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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Husband of Mary Joan Samberg ’64 passed away (Mary’s sister is Karen ’68)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 3, 2016

Robert James
Robert James Miller, 71, passed away on October 31, 2016 at home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Bob was a devoted husband to his wife Mary (Samberg) of 48 years, sweethearts since 7th grade. Proud father of 3, Sarah (Steve) Dent, Anne (Damian) Ruggiero, and Mark (Lindsay) Miller. Also a proud Papa to Sophie and Charlie Dent, Grace, Nick, and Joe Ruggiero, and Lauren and Alex Miller – the 7 Cool Cats.
Family was everything to Bob. He was very active in his kids’ lives and provided them many experiences that have taught them an invaluable work ethic. Additionally he welcomed 7 grandchildren into his life. He spent countless hours with each of them, cheering them on at games and performances. Memories were that will stand the test of time.
Professionally, Bob made the world a more beautiful place. He followed his passion for interior design. He and his wife started Bob Miller Interiors and worked side by side for over 32 years. They built a reputation for great design in the Toledo area and beyond. Bob shared his passion with his daughter Anne, who will allow his design legacy to live on.
Bob touched the lives of many through his zest for life, charisma, optimism and over all love for people. He had a knack for making strangers friends, friends family, and family everything. He believed in people and brought the best out in them. A mentor in every sense of the word.
Bob was born and raised in Toledo and was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Bill Miller. He is survived by his sister, Lynn (Bill) Duty.
The family will receive guests from 2:00 to 7:00 on Saturday November 5th at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue. The funeral service will be held Monday November 7th at 2:00 at the Historic St. Patrick’s Church in Downtown Toledo. In lieu of flowers, donations can be mailed to the Hope Lodge at 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland OH 44106-2364 or called into 1-800-227-2345, Option 2. Condolences for Bob’s family may be expressed online at
As published in The Blade


Funeral Home

Ansberg-West Funeral Directors
3000 Sylvania Ave Toledo, OH 43613
(419) 472-7633

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 3, 2016

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