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William Allan "Rusty Chopps" MILLS

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Born in San Francisco on June 10, 1948, passed away at his home in Guerneville January 9, 2013, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Raymond H. and Wanda J. Mills, and his adored sister, Patricia Yurk. Loving husband of Angela, beloved father of Fawn Gelpi (Elliot) and cherished brother of Laura. Eccentric uncle of Eric Yurk and Branon Zapp (Jennifer), and scary great-uncle of Scarlett and Miles Yurk and Jackson and Nicholas Zapp. Bill served his country in Viet Nam and retired after 33 years with the IBEW L.U. #6 on March 5, 2004. Known as "Crazy Bill" to his fellow Brothers and Sisters. Rusty loved music and lived to play his drums. Taking the stage name "Rusty Chopps", he was also a member of the Sonoma County Blues Society. He enjoyed telling people about playing at the Fillmore Auditorium in his early years. Great thanks to Dr. Dean Thompson of Kaiser Hospital for his attention and skill, and to Hospice-By-The-Bay. Donations in Bill's (Rusty's) name may be made for accelerating the research of the cancer drug, Reolysin, or to a preferred charity.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Jan. 15 to Jan. 21, 2013