Howard Millington, Jr. STILLWATER - Howard Millington, Jr. passed away Wednesday evening, November 14, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital in Troy. He was 74. Born July 11, 1938 in Troy, NY, Howard was the son of the late Howard and Jane Dallas Millington, Sr.. Howard attended Lansingburgh High School and was an outstanding offensive tackle on their football team. He was voted to the Troy Record Area All-Scholastic Team in 1955. After graduating in 1957, Howard proudly served four years in the United States Air Force. He later worked as a truck loader at the Grand Union warehouse in Waterford for many years, had a passion for horses and enjoyed spending time with his favorite pal, “Sam”, his Chocolate Lab. In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by his son, David Planck; grandson, Patrick Howard Murphy and two brothers, John and Robert Millington. Howard is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Diane Shields Millington; their children, Kelly Murphy of Jacksonville, Fl., Michelle R. Hayes of Baltimore, Md., John, Tracey, Howard III, Georgia and Steven Millington, all of California; one grandson, Eric David Murphy and his three siblings, James Millington and his wife Barbara of Gansevoort, Ada Baker of Waterford and Hope Boswell of Massachusetts. Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11am Monday, November 19, 2012 at The Chase – Smith Family Funeral Homes, 729 Hudson Ave., Stillwater, NY. A funeral service will follow at 11am at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville. Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). Memorial contributions in Howard's name may be made to Hospice of Seton Health, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Troy, NY 12180. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Record on Nov. 18, 2012