Obituary: Dr. Morris Miehl

Obituary: Dr. Morris Miehl

Dr. Morris Miehl passed away peacefully June 2, 2020.

Dr. Morris Miehl passed away peacefully June 2, 2020, in the home of his son Brad Miehl and daughter-in-law, Karin Fields-Miehl. Throughout his journey he was surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren. Morris passed away just shy of his 89th birthday.

Born in Louisville, Ky., he graduated from the University of Oklahoma and then medical school from the University of Louisville. He met and married his wife of 56 years Sara Marian Miehl at the University of Oklahoma.

Morris practiced anesthesiology in San Antonio, Texas, for 25 years. He was a leader in the medical community serving and assuming leadership roles on multiple boards. He retired to Rancho Mirage, Calif., in 1987. Morris’ friendships were deep and lasting, many of which lasted for over 70 years.

In the early 90s, he and Sara Marian moved to Atlanta to be closer to their children. They moved into Sunrise at Huntcliff Summit independent living center, where Morris took meticulous care of his wife for 12 years. Once she passed, he remained at Huntcliff, where he was affectionately referred to as the mayor of Huntcliff. He was a friend to all and spent his time trying to make the lives of others better and easier. He was deeply respected and is dearly missed.

Morris was known for his quick wit, engaging conversations, honesty and wisdom. He was an authentic friend and always available to those who sought his guidance. He treasured Judaism, and honored Temple Kol Emeth in every way possible.
He was deeply philanthropic and had a keen sense of social responsibility to help those not as fortunate as himself. Understanding not all are able to care for their loved ones, or able to afford home health care professionals, he established the Dr. Morris and Marian Miehl Family Fund for Older Adult Care Coordination, which is managed through the Jewish Family & Career Services Atlanta. The purpose of this fund is to assist those in need of home health care assistance and are financially unable to afford such assistance without financial help.

Morris Miehl was a devoted father and husband. He is survived by daughter Helene Miehl-Siegel (Ricky); sons Brad Miehl (Karin Fields-Miehl) and Philip Jeffery Miehl (Judi Thorton-Miehl); grandchildren Matt Miehl (Lauren) and Sami Miehl; step grandchildren Jocelyn Thorton, Chris Siegel and Sam Siegel (Becca); and step-great-grandchildren Yoshi and Ben Siegel.

Morris was laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery June 3 in a private family ceremony.
Donations in his honor can be made to the Dr. Morris and Marian Miehl Family Fund for Older Adult Care Coordination via the JF&CS website, On the donate page, click “Make a Tribute Link.”

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