Gerald "Jerry" L. Miracle

January 7, 1941 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 81)


Gerald “Jerry” L. Miracle, age 81, of Doylestown went home to be with the Lord on January 16, 2022. He was born to Mildred and Oscar Miracle on January 7, 1941 in Rittman, OH. A 1959 graduate of Rittman High School, he was a star player for the football team and was a member of the Marine Reserves from 1960-1961. He married Inez on October 7, 1967 and they remained married until her death in 2013. Jerry was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners for 30 years, retiring in 2001. His carpentry work can be found throughout his home. Jerry was a dedicated member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Doylestown. He enjoyed reading and interpreting Bible scriptures in the last several years of his life, as he had a spiritual awakening following Inez’s death. He also had a fondness for watching football, feeding the birds and wildlife surrounding his home, telling a good yarn, and creating his famous baked treats.

In addition to his parents and wife, Inez, he is preceded in death by his brother, Joe; half-brother, Gene.  Jerry is survived by his children Jeremy (Laura) Miracle of Wadsworth, Josh (Sandi) Miracle of Doylestown, and Dr. Jill (Phil Valore) Miracle of Copley; grandsons, Henry Valore, Nolan Valore, and Denny Speaks; granddaughter Cindy (Adrian) Yoder; brother, John (Teresa) Miracle of TN; other family and friends.

Services will be handled by the family at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Emanuel United Church of Christ, 16 Eastern Rd., Doylestown, OH, 44230.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

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Family to do services at later date


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16 Eastern Rd., Doylestown OH 44230

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