George Mark Mills Sr.: Navy veteran, worked at Carrier

George Mark Mills Sr., 60, of Pennellville passed away Aug. 22 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Syracuse.

He was born in Fulton on April 26, 1953. He was a 1971 graduate of J. C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix, where he was an athlete lettering in football, and track field.

George served 20 years in the Navy, later working for Carrier Corp., Syracuse.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 418 and the V.F.W. Post 5540, both in Phoenix; and Fleet Reserves in Groton, Conn.

He was predeceased by his son, George M. Mills Jr. on Oct. 24, 1998; his mother, Anna (Carey) Mills on Feb. 2, 2011; his father, George I. Mills, on May 21, 1988; and two brothers, William in 1990 and Daniel in 2001.

Surviving are his loving wife of 39 years, Catherine (Milligan) Mills; his son and daughter-in-law, William and Stacey Mills of Ira; his grandson, Austin Mills; four siblings Marguerite Sotherden, Patrick Mills and Violet Goodnow all of Pennellville, and Bonnie Shelton of El Paso, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services were Aug. 26 at Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, with Deacon Frank Forish officiating.

Burial with military and post honors, with the Rev. Philip Brockmyer officiating, will be 10 a.m. Aug. 30 in Pennellville Cemetery, county Route 54.

Contributions may be made to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210.

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