Tom Miller, 83, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 14, 1934, he and his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary Ellen Golden, grew up together in St. Francis of Assisi parish. He graduated from St. Charles High School and Xavier University before attending The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He served as a Captain in the US Army Dental Corp at Walter Reed Medical Center before establishing a general practice for 6 years. He returned for additional training in periodontics, established a specialty practice, and served as part-time faculty at the OSU College of Dentistry for 25 years. He practiced dentistry for 57 years, the last 24 with his son in Worthington, OH
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen, and their children, Susan (Brian) Foley, Molly (Dave)
Lickovitch, Dr. TJ (Michele ) Miller, and Amy (Bill) Parchen; grandchildren: Julianne (Erik) Balster, Emily
(Dan) Howarth; Miller, Maren and Charlie Parchen, Evan and Katherine Miller, and Jenna Lickovitch; three
great-grandchildren, Hendrix and Ava Balster, and Marielle Howarth; sister Dr. Virginia Whitmire; sisters
and brothers-in-law Jim (Patty) Golden, Joanne Cavendish, Frank (Donna) Golden, Nancy (Bill)
Demidovich, and Judy Moore; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Sally Miller, his parents-in-law Jim and Catherine
Golden, grandson Jonathan Lickovitch, his sister Nancy Shirk, brothers-in-law Les Whitmire, Jack
Cavendish, and Tom Moore.
Tom was a generous, kind, loving, and gentle man who never knew a stranger. He was a wonderful
husband, father, brother, grandfather, and uncle and an avid OSU sports fan and active member of the
Flytown Club. He also was a member and past President of the Columbus Dental Society, Ohio Dental
Association, American Dental Association, Columbus Academy of Periodontists, Ohio Academy of
Periodontology, and Americ
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Charity
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