Carl L. Millard Jr.
1942 - 2021
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Carl Leonard Millard Jr., 79, of Bath (Moore Township) died on April 29, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital Anderson Campus in Easton after many years of declining health. He was born on February 25, 1942, in Bloomsburg, PA the son of the late Carl L Millard Sr. and Mary (Gosciminski) Millard.

Carl, known as Junior by his family and boyhood friends, was a 1960 graduate of Bloomsburg High School. He later graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Education from Bloomsburg State College, now known as Bloomsburg University, and added a Masters Degree in Business Education from Bloomsburg State in 1968. After college graduation, he embarked on a 40-year high school education career, teaching at Delaware Valley High School in Frenchtown, NJ for one year and at Pen Argyl High School in Pen Argyl for 39 years, primarily instructing business education, consumer economics, accounting, and typing until he retired in 2004. In 2006, the Pen Argyl Education Association presented him with the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association (PSEA) Friend of Education Award. During his teaching career, Carl was well-liked by many of his students and fellow teachers at Pen Argyl, who appreciated his outgoing, sociable nature. In addition to his teaching career, before his retirement, Carl worked for the United Parcel Service and as an auditor for Moore Township, Northampton County.

Carl's favorite hobby was coin collecting. He served as the president of the Lehigh Valley Coin Club and was a member of the Bethlehem, Allentown, and Phillipsburg (NJ) coin clubs. His passion for coin collecting was recognized by his peers, who named him the Lehigh Valley Numismatist of the Year in 1985. Carl was also a member of various, other social clubs in the Slate Belt and Lehigh Valley; he was a 4th degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Father DiNisco Council 3862 in Bangor, a past president of the Pen Argyl Exchange Club, and a member of the Northampton Exchange Club. He was a long-time member of Sacred Heart Church in Bath and a former member of St. Roch's Church in West Bangor.

Carl avidly followed baseball and was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees. He also regularly attended Lehigh Valley IronPigs games during their first 10 seasons of existence. Junior was a shareholder in the Bloomsburg Fair, one of his greatest lifelong passions. He attended the fair every year it was held from 1942 to 2018, and never missed an opportunity to sample the fair's food offerings and spend time with his friends in "the Railroad Street gang" when visiting the fair. Finally, Junior enjoyed deer hunting with his friends and brother Joe, though his real passions during those outings involved socializing and eating Tastykakes rather than finding deer.

Surviving family members include his wife of 55 years Carole (DeFrancisco), and sons Carl III "Chip" of Silver Spring, MD, Christopher of Bath, and Craig of Starkville, MS. Other survivors include his sisters Jean (Mike) Kosh of Redwood City, CA and Patty Shutt of Las Vegas, NV, brothers Joe (Mary) Millard of Sunset Beach, NC and David (Rita) Millard of Berwick, brothers-in-law Sam DeFrancisco of Bakersfield, CA and Tom (Eileen) DeFrancisco of Middletown, sister-in-law Kathy (Scott) Rex of Berwick, and various nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother Edward Millard, brother-in-law Bill Shutt, and sister-in-law Emily Millard.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 - 8 PM on Tuesday, May 4th at the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 200 S. Robinson Ave. Pen Argyl, PA. A second visitation will be held from 5- 7 PM on Wednesday, May 5th at the Allen Funeral Home, Inc.,745 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, May 6th at the Allen Funeral Home, Inc. in Bloomsburg. Interment will be at the Elan Memorial Park Cemetery, Bloomsburg, PA. Online Condolences may be offered at gaffneyparsons.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.

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Published in Morning Call on May 3, 2021.
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May 11, 2021
Mr. Millard was one of my teachers in Pen Argyl that truly helped me keep a budget when I got married. I don’t know how my husband and I would have made it on an income of $90 a week in 1970 but, we did it because Mr. Millard showed me how in class. You will be missed, but, not forgotten. Rest In Peace.
Karen Long Frey
Karen Frey
Student
May 11, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mr. Millard was a wonderful teacher. He will be dearly missed.
Jennifer Kocher
Student
May 4, 2021
Mr. Millard was one of my favorite teachers. He will be dearly missed.
Brenda Miller
Student
May 3, 2021
My husband and I extend our sincerest sympathy to Carole and family on the passing of Carl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Carl was such a wonderful colleague who always brought a smile to one's face, always upbeat, helpful, and kind. May he rest in peace.
Rose Fiorot
May 3, 2021
Mr. Millard was one of my favorite teachers. I took the business classes and he taught them well. What he taught was very beneficial to both my working and personal life.
May his family hold onto many fond memories and may the memories help give you peace during this time.
My sincere condolences.
Jane Mellert
Student
May 3, 2021
The World Lost Another Great Educator and Great Man May he find Eternal Peace
Harold Siegfried
Student
May 3, 2021
To the Millard family I send my prayers and sympathy sorry for your loss
Susan Manieri
Coworker
May 3, 2021
He was a wonderful teacher and person..
Tamy
Student
May 3, 2021
Dear Carol & family
Our deepest sympathy you and your family upon the passing of Carl. I Enjoyed many years working with him and always tried to keep a close eye on him to avoid one of his pranks! Most of the time I was not successful . We all enjoyed his quick wit and humor. I will always cherish the fond memories of him . You are all in our thoughts and prayers
Sincerely,
Michael & Karin Curcio
Karin Curcio
Coworker
May 3, 2021
A great teacher who lived a good life. Godspeed.
Randy Uhler
May 3, 2021
My sincerest condolences to Mrs. Millard & his family. He was a wonderful teacher & I am thankful to have known him.
Shannon Conklin
Student
May 3, 2021
Mr. Millard was so dear to his students at Pen Argyl. He will be missed.
Patty Rutt
May 3, 2021
Dear Carole and family,
My deepest sympathy. Mr. Millard was truly one of the best!
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.
Beverly Cali Roberts
Student
May 3, 2021
He was a wonderful and unforgettable teacher at Pen Argyl. I had him 3 years in a row and loved having classes with. Condolences to his family. Cindy Brewer Tripp
Cindy Tripp
Student
May 3, 2021
Carl was a good and kind man. Had several discussions with him about politics. Enjoyed talking with him at PASR meetings including the topics dealing with legislation relating to retired educators. He touched the lives of many young people in a most positive way. God Bless. Bill Brackbill
Bill Brackbill
Acquaintance
May 3, 2021
I have only good things to say about dear Mr Millard and very fond memories of him as a teacher at PAHS. Not only was he an excellent teacher, but his compassion for students was very evident. No doubt he was indeed a wonderful soul. I'm saddened to hear about his passing.. and condolences to his family.
Tammy Brown
Friend
May 3, 2021
Patti and I express our deepest sympathy for your loss. i will fondly remember Carl for the days of the car pool, the trips to the outdoor show in Harrisburg and all the antics we shared at Pen Argyl High School. God give you and your family strength in this sad time.
Charles Kopcho
Coworker
May 3, 2021
Mr. Millard was one of my teachers at PAHS. He was always a gentleman with a quick sense of humor. Mrs. Millard was my homeroom teacher. She was also a sweet lady. My sympathies go out to her and the whole family.
Cathy Williams DeEsch
Student
May 3, 2021
God bless you Mr. Millard, you were one of my favorite teachers. You always had our best interest in your heart. Thanks for the many times you left me use your parking space at school. I will remember you fondly as one of the best.

Tammy Freer
PAHS class of '81
Tammy Freer
May 3, 2021
God Bless you Mr. Millard. He was my business teacher in high school. Was always good to us kids even during our mischief times. He got me starting in coin club at school and the Lehigh Valley Coin Club. Thank you Mr. Millard for being such a good role model for us kids. PAHS High School class of 1987.
MARK BROWN
Student
May 3, 2021
Dear Carole, Chip, Christopher, and Craig,
I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. I enjoyed working with him at Pen Argyl High School. He was so kind and generous. We shared many laughs together! (He had the best laugh!) He contributed to the school community in so many ways. I learned much about coins from him! He always made sure to give me a special one for my son.
He was so proud of his family. You were his greatest treasure.
I enjoyed hearing stories about Bloomsburg, especially when it was fair time! He knew all of the best places to visit at the fair. Carl’s was a life well lived. I am sure that he, Petch, Bruce, and Dick are back in the faculty room sharing lots of laughs together!
May he rest in peace in the arms of the angels.
Joan Ronca
Coworker
May 2, 2021
Our condolences to Carole and the Millard family. Carl was a very nice man. Never had a bad word to say about anyone. He will be missed. Tony & Rosemary DeFrancisco, Orlando, FL
Anthony DeFrancisco
Family
May 2, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Millard family!!
Michael and Ann Salamon
Friend
May 2, 2021
I fondly remember our adventures together, Uncle Jr was a big part of my life growing up.
Charles Hoynowski
Family
May 2, 2021
Sorry for you loss!
Robert McMullin
Friend
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