Raymond Millar Jr.
1946 - 2021
BORN
1946
DIED
2021
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Raymond Millar, Jr.
August 10, 2021
Raymond Alexander Millar, Jr., 74, of New Fairfield, CT passed away peacefully at home on August 10, 2021. Ray was born in Mt. Kisco, NY on December 28, 1946. He graduated from Brewster High School where he was a star member of the baseball and basketball teams. He went on to graduate from Western Connecticut State University where he continued to play baseball and earned a degree in education. Ray taught science, health and human organism at Pomperaug High School for 38 years, where he influenced the lives of countless students. Ray also served as the president of the teacher's union for several decades. The two things Ray valued the most in life were his career as a teacher and, above all else, his family.
Ray was married to the love of his life, Sandra Roth Millar, for over 53 years. He worked hard his entire life to provide and care for her, and in return, she selflessly cared for him during the last years of his life. Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in his 20s, he faced a lifelong struggle with the disease which would ultimately rob him of his legs and independence. Ray fought heroically over the past years in an effort to have more time with the family he cherished.
Ray was predeceased by his beloved mother, Hazel, his father Raymond, and his sister Sandra Mihok, as well as his dog, Sonny. In addition to his wife Sandra, he is survived by his most valued treasures, his children: daughter Julie Leheny and husband Patrick, son Scott Millar and wife Brandi, and daughter Kristie O'Neill and husband Daniel. Ray's pride and joy were his grandchildren. He spent years supporting, loving, teaching, and being the best Poppy to Joe, Morgan, Jacob, Macie, Rylee, Ayden, Brady and Kasey. He is also survived by his loving siblings: brother Gary Millar and sister Donna Schutz.
The family will receive family and friends on Saturday, August 14th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Brewster, 460 North Main Street, Brewster, NY. A memorial service will immediately follow at the church. People wishing to honor Ray can make donations in his name to SlamT1D which is committed to empowering people affected by Type 1 diabetes through sports at https://www.slamt1d.org/.
Published by Danbury News Times on Aug. 11, 2021.
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14
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12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
The First Baptist Church of Brewster
460 North Main Street, Brewster, NY
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14
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First Baptist Church of Brewster
460 North Main Street, Brewster, NY
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Gary, Joan and I are sorry with the passing of your brother. His suffering is over but it never makes it easy to say good bye. Frank and Joan
Frank Bonacci
August 15, 2021
Karoline Galya
August 14, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that his sufferings have brought him internal life with God in heaven.
Karoline Galya
August 14, 2021
I was extremely fortunate to have worked with Ray for 10 years in "Ernie Mazaika's PHS Science department". Ray was an enthusiastic friend to all (except some administrators!) and a great teacher-leader. My sincere condolences to his entire family as you honor Ray's life.
John Sieller
August 14, 2021
Ray was the first aid class teacher with Dave Johnson, another PHS teacher gone far too soon. They are likely celebrating Mr. Millar´s entrance to a better place, kicking back laughing and being science-y. They MADE PHS fun. I´m thinking of his family as they gather to remember a great teacher and person.
Cory Cassar
August 13, 2021
Dear Sandy and family, We are so very sorry over the loss of Ray. We were so blessed to be friends and coworkers. Ray was a wonderful, smart, fun, and funny friend! We loved the time we had together and our dinners in Kent at the Bulls Bridge Inn! Know that he was loved by many and that you are loved! Sending prayers and love!
Jean and Lee Nietupski
August 13, 2021
So sorry for your loss, Ray is at peace, now his pain is over. He WILL R.I.P.
George Devine
August 12, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. Sandy and bob are waiting. Remembering the times we played basketball at your house. Great guy. Praying for you Sandy. Luv ya Pat and Donna.
Pat Hilliard
Friend
August 11, 2021
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