Roger H. Milloy, 96, formerly of Feidler Drive, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Millcreek Twp., Pa. He was born on June 25, 1923, in Erie, Pa., son of the late Glenn Charles and Naomi Topper Milloy.
A 1941 graduate of Strong Vincent High School, he was a Veteran of WW II having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. Roger enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He was assigned as the top turret gunner on the B-24. For flying 35+ combat missions over Rhineland the Balkans, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 3 oak clusters, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. Roger was honorably discharged in 1944 as a Technical Sergeant.
Roger earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Kent State University and also earned his real estate license. He married his wife of 46 years, Sally Henry, on December 23, 1956. He owned and operated Roger Milloy Realty and worked for the PA Department of Transportation where he was employed for 25 years, retiring in 1985. Roger worked for PENNDOT on the property appraisal team for the I-79 corridor.
He was a longtime former member of the Erie Yacht Club and Greater Board of Realtors. He was a member of the Sportsman Athletic Club Band, playing 2nd trumpet. Roger enjoyed music and music theory. He played the trumpet and piano, and taught his daughter Lucinda to play the piano. Many times, when it was her turn to do the dishes, Roger would do them for her so she could spend more time practicing at the piano. Her sister did not think this was fair. Roger enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends at “Camp If” in Davie Hill, Forest County, Pa. Over the course of his life, he spent many hours with family sailing or motoring on Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. Roger enjoyed puttering around his home, and was in a constant battle with the yard, his riding mower and mower deck. He also carried an extensive toolbox in the truck of his car, including an ax, at least 3 flashlights with lots of batteries, an automatic tire inflator and several different types of rope. The family called him Mr. Dependable.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah E. "Sally" Henry Milloy in 2002, two brothers, Glen and David Milloy and sister, Virginia Milloy MacFayden.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane Robin Milloy Heald and husband L. Reed of Erie, Lucinda Steele and husband Timothy of Columbus, Ohio and Ann Gundrum Hahn and husband Lynn of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Shawn Heald and wife Melisa and Wesley Heald of Columbus, Ohio and Kelly Sue Hahn Krouch and husband Karl and Nathaniel Hahn and wife Amanda of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Chad and Elaine Krouch, Bryce, Lucas, Katie, Clara and Maya Hahn; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Roger’s home caregivers, Chrissy, Janet and RC; Dr. Gary Neer and staff; the Erie VA Medical Center; and UPMC Hospice, who guided and cared for him and the family during his final weeks.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an on-line memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. and can be viewed by the public at https://www.facebook.com/BurtonFuneralHomesAndCrematoryInc/live/ Mr. Marcus Vitelli, Elder from Grandview Park Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses will speak. Private burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 135 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16504; or to UPMC Home Healthcare and Family Hospice, 1700 Peach Street, Suite 244, Erie, PA 16501.
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