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Ryan James Miller

November 25, 2003 August 10, 2011
Ryan James Miller
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Obituary for Ryan James Miller

The kingdom of heaven became a little louder and a lot more full of life on the morning of August 10, 2011, when its gates accepted the energetic soul and angelic spirit of Ryan James Miller. His parents, Kristen and Robert Miller were both at his side when Ryan�s brave and difficult year long fight with cancer ended peacefully and painlessly early in the morning.

Ryan was born November 25, 2003, in Royal Oak. He was a happy baby who grew in to a laughing, loveable boy. He attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills until his illness prevented him from going to school.

Ryan was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman and for his size was �strong � like bull.� He loved camping, super heros, riding his bike, music, swimming, and sports. His personal campaign against cancer called �Ryan Rocks� was one he planned to continue by driving his own monster truck named �Cancer Crusher�.

Ryan was the light of many lives and leaves behind a never ending list of family, friends, and supporters. He is survived by his parents, Kristen and Bob, nana, Jean Boehringer, grams, Helen Miller, papa, Ray Miller, and bebe, Jan Miller, all of whom will miss his engaging smile and infectious laugh. His aunts and uncles, Stephen (Melissa Brooks) Boehringer, Elizabeth Miller, Greg Walker, and Jim (Libby) Bishop, will never forget his courage, spirit, and love in entertaining others. His cousins, Molly and Elle, will always remember chasing their cousin around the house, and his dog, Bella who will always remain his best friend. Ryan is fortunate to have a tour guide in heaven - his grandpa, James Boehringer, who will take him sailing every day.

Ryan�s courage, heart and determination over the past year is a clear reflection of the love, affection, bravery, and faith of his parents. While Ryan was fortunate to meet some of his idols, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, his real heroes will always be Kristen and Bob. Comic books aren�t written about heroes with super-sized hearts or super-courage, but if they were his parents would be the prototype.

The support offered to the Millers from friends and family including those at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, the Academy of the Sacred Heart, and Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, will always be remembered and deeply appreciated.

Visitation for Ryan will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 3-8pm. There will be a special children�s hour from 3-4pm and sharing of memories at 7pm. A Celebration Service will take place at Northbrook Presbyterian Church, 22055 W. Fourteen Mile Road, Beverly Hills, Friday 10am. Burial will follow in Guardian Angels Cemetery, Rochester.

Memorials appreciated to Rainbow Connection, 621 W. University, Rochester, Michigan 48307, Charles A. Main Scholarship Fund of William Beaumont Hospital, 3577 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 100, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, or the Ryan Miller Memorial Fund, c/o Academy of the Sacred Heart, 1250 Kensington Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304 or c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

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