Robert W. Millen

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Robert W. Millen
AIKEN, SC - Robert W. Millen peacefully passed away on October 6, 2015 at 1:56 AM.
Woody was born on November 12, 1939, in New York, NY, to Robert S. and Barbara Babcock Millen. He graduated from the Green Vale School, The Brooks School, and the University of Virginia, where he was a 4-year member of the golf varsity golf team and then Freshman Coach. He was a member of the St. Elmo Fraternity.
He began his career on Wall Street finishing as a floor broker for Bache & Company. After a short time in Ohio working in the oil business, he returned to Locust Valley, Long Island, and where he established Discovery Workshop, an eclectic gift shop that also held trunk shows along the East Coast. During that time, he became President of the Rotary Club.
He moved to Aiken in 1985. At the time of his death he was Chairman of the Whitney Trustees and a long term Board member of Palmetto Golf Club where he held numerous committee/board positions including President.
He was a former member of the Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, NY, where he was also a Board member. At his death he was a member of the Aiken Tennis Club (former Secretary), Blackwell Golf Club, Leamington Tennis Court Club, Wigorns Golf Society, United States Senior Golf Association, and the United States Court Tennis Association (former Board member).
He played in twelve national golf championships in the United States, United Kingdom, and France losing in the quarter finals of the British Amateur and the semifinals of the French Amateur.
He is survived by his sister Martha Brosnahan (husband Tim), brother J. Michael Millen (wife Mary Jane), and nephew John Daniel Chauncey Millen (wife Ashley).
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, October 30, 2015, at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, and a wake will follow at Palmetto Golf Club from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to can be made to the Virginia Athletics Foundation in support of the men's golf program (VAF, P.O. Box 400833, Charlottesville, VA 22904) or the Hitchcock Woods Foundation (Hitchcock Woods Foundation, P. O. Box 1702, Aiken, S.C. 29802).
Mr. Millen's online guestbook may be signed at
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Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. - Aiken
924 Hayne Ave.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 642-3456
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Oct. 13, 2015
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