James Meiler 74 of Millersburg, Oh and formerly of Salem passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Millersburg at Pomerene Hospital. James was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 22, 1943 the son of the late James and Kathleen (Culhane) Meiler. He was a graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He ran his family's firm Laura Lee International, worked as a State of Pennsylvania Bank Examiner and worked in various Columbiana County Banks. James was elected to the United Local School Board and served as its President. He was an avid tennis fan, coaching boys tennis at United and helping his daughter’s teams. He loved the outdoors, especially the ocean, as he and Paula vacationed a good bit of time in the last year at their home on Hilton Head Island. He enjoyed his weekly card game but most important to him was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years Paula (McLaughlin) Meiler whom he married on May 19, 1985. His children; Carri (Roy Heller) Meiler of New Philadelphia, Dr. Laura (Justin Albright) Meiler of Streetsboro, James (Sue) Meiler of Telford, PA, Keith (Janet) Meiler of Oxford, PA, Debbie Triebl of PA, 14 grandchildren, and a sister Kay (Jeff) Hofmann of Upper Darby, PA. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Dolly Knott.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home in Salem at 1:00 PM with Pastor Tom Allmon officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Burial will take place at Woodsdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in James' honor to the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured, 420 S Reeves Ave, Dover, OH 44622. Friends may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Salem (330) 337-6363.
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