William 'Mac' MacMillan RotterdamWilliam Mac MacMillan, 71 years old, passed suddenly on October 25, 2013 at SunnyviewRehabilitation Center in Schenectady, NY. Mac was born September 8, 1942, in Watertown, NY, son of Olin J. and Christine Norris MacMillan. Mac is retired from Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, where he was employed for 25 years as emergency room personnel. Mac was a member/elected official of South Schenectady Fire Department for 33 years. He was a life member of the VFW #1895 and a member of the Rotterdam Elks Lodge #2157. Mac is also a veteran of the United States Navy who proudly served for 25 years; also, he fought for his country in Vietnam. Mac's most-enjoyed hobbies were spending time with his family, watching his beloved New York Giants and South Schenectady Fire Department. Mac was an avid member of congregation in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Fairview Avenue in Schenectady, NY. Above all else, Mac held his grandkids very close to his heart and enjoyed spending his days with each of them, he was very proud of each of their accomplishments and goals. Mac married Cathy L. Hill MacMillan in 1966; he is survived by his wife who resides in Rotterdam, NY. Mac is also survived by his three children and their spouses, John and Cija MacMillan, Joann and Kevin Ennis, Patricia and John Sandy. He has six grandchildren, Shawn M. MacMillan, Tyler R. Bennett, Christopher W. MacMillan, Erin A. MacMillan, Danielle M. Sandy (predeceased), Jurnee M. MacMillan, as well as many nieces and nephews. Mac is survived by his sister, Delores Tedford. Predeceased by siblings, Norma Dickey, Marilyn Arnold, Natalie Hamblin, Marlene Hill, John MacMillan, and Jack Olin MacMillan. Calling hours will be held at Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union Street (at McClellan St.), Schenectady between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Church services will be held on Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Fairview Avenue in Schenectady, NY, at 11 a.m., followed by the procession to Memory Gardens on 983 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Colonie, NY. Following services at the cemetery, everyone is welcome to give condolences to family and friends at a small get together at the South Schenectady Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to South Schenectady Fire Department at 6 Mariaville Road in Schenectady, NY 12306. For directions and to leave a special message for Mac's family, please visit www.jonesfh.net.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Oct. 27 to Oct. 28, 2013