Reverend Russell C. Sawmiller (STH ’52)

“Russell C. Sawmiller, Jr., born January 15, 1927 in Dayton, OH, died April 17, 2020 at Dublin Memory Care, Dublin, OH.

Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 17 years, Marilyn Mittler Sawmiller (1968) and his parents, Russell C. Sr and Viola Shoup Sawmiller.

Russell attended Miami University and then Boston University where he was ordained as a Methodist Minister.

He retired from the Methodist ministry where he served in the Ohio Conference in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo Districts. He also served as the Administrative Officer at the Ohio Methodist Union in Columbus and Dayton.

Russell was a very social person who loved to entertain and cook (especially pies). He also loved spending time at the family home on Martha’s Vineyard, MA and walking along the beach.

Russell is survived by his daughter, Cathi (Bruce) Eisley and their sons, James (Katie) and Kevin (Ashley), and son, Kirk Sawmiller and his children, Aubrey, Zachery, Cody and Janey. Also four great grandchildren, Logan, Hudson, Callie and Ella.

Memorial Donations can be made to Broad Street United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation or charity of your choice. Cemetery Details Glen Rest Memorial Estate 8029 E. Main St. Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068″

This article was originally published here by Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service.