John Thomas Miner
"THEN & NOW"
John Thomas Miner, 86 years of age of Mantua, passed away Friday April 11, 2014 in Aurora, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 1, 1927, he was the son of the late John G. and Elsie (Poots) Miner.
He attended The Ohio State University and later found his passion in farming. A longtime Mantua area resident, he and his wife, Opal, owned and operated Miner Farms for 43 years before retiring. A veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Mr. Miner enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, going to the casinos, traveling, and his Saturday breakfast with fellow vets.
On July 19, 1952, he married Opal (Gless) Miner who survives at their home. Also surviving are his children Steven (Betty) Miner, Donald (Donna) Miner and Barbara (Donald) Bryant all of Mantua, Diane Carmen of Garrettsville and John Robert (Carol) Miner of Warrington, Pennsylvania, brother Robert (Genevieve) Miner of Mantua, sister Janet Scott of Richmond, Virginia, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Wanda Pender.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial visitation will be Wednesday April 16, 2014 at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., where his memorial service will begin at 4:00 p.m. Military Honors will be provided by The United States Air Force Honor Guard Team, assisted by members of Mantua American Legion Post No. 193.
In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to either the Wounded Warrior Fund, National Brain Tumor Foundation or Friends of Melana. His obituary and personal video tribute may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
(Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service, 330-274-3145, RC 4-13, 4-14-14)
Dearest Opal and Family,
I cannot express how sorry I/we are to hear of John passing. I remember so many good times and know my mom is showing John the ropes up there. I wonder if there is fishing????? My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God bless you with many memories cause those will help ease the pain of losing him for a long time.
Sending my love and condolences to all. Aunt Opal I was so sorry to hear of Uncle Jack's passing. He was such a fine man. My sisters, brother and I always looked forward to visiting you and Uncle Jack every year when we would go to Mom & Bob's for our annual reunion. He will be missed so much. The video tribute of him was beautiful! I sent the link to my sisters and brother for them to see with the warning to have a tissue handy. Aunt Opal hope to see you when we are at Mom and Bob's the first week in May. Love to you all. Linda Gardner Matanis
Sending my love to all ! I have been friends with Niki since we were little and have so many great memories at the Miner house, he will definitely be missed, glad I had the pleaure of knowing him and so many of his awesome family members. Cherish all the happy memories! Thoughts and Prayers! Love Always Brandi and Jordan Bosley