2012-05-16 / Obituaries

Father John Gladstone Mills

Father John Gladstone Mills, age 92, of Cold Spring, NY died on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. He was born in Marlette, Michigan, March 16, 1920 the son of John Gladstone Mills and Gladys (Woodhull) Mills.
 
After graduating from Strathroy, Ontario, Collegiate Institute, he attended U.C.L.A., where he earned both a Bachelor’s and Maters Degree in French and Latin.
 
After World War II, he earned a Bachelor’s of Divinity Degree from General Seminary in New York City. During WW II he served in the U.S. Army, Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapon’s Battalion, 7th Infantry, Division Headquarters.
 
He was a combat veteran, having been in two invasions in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, the battle of Leyte Gulf and Okinawa and was also in the XXIV Corps Headquarters in the occupation of Korea. 
 
Father Mills was Rector of St. Mary in the Highlands Episcopal Church for thirty one year where he led the people in worship of God, to try to teach from the church to the community, to visit to sick and console the afflicted. 
 
He is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of sixty-two years; two sons, Dr. John Gladstone Mills, III, Arlington, Va., and  Dr. Charles and Ronda (Hochheiser) Mills, Worchester, Mass.; three grandchildren, Aliza, Talia and Benjamin; and a brother, Dr. Frank and Marian (Anderson) Mills, London, Ontario, Canada.
 
Survivors also include nieces and nephews, Mrs. Karen Button, Katherine (George) Zador, Marnie Mills and Malcome Graham, Kent and Kevin Mills, all of Ontario, Canada. In addition to his parents Father Mills was predeceased by one sister, Jean Goodwill, and five nieces and nephews, Linda, Bradley, Peggy, Kathy and Perry.
 
A requiem mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m., Saturday, May19, 2012,  at Our Lady of Loretto Church 24 Fair Street Cold Spring, NY. 
 
Burial with military honors will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. A reception in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Loretto Church will follow.
 
The family will receive their friends at the Clinton Funeral Home Corner of Parrott and Pine Streets (21 Parrott Street) Cold Spring, NY on Thursday May 17th from 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, May 18th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers contributions have been asked for the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Clinton Funeral Home Cold Spring, NY. 

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