Thomas Mills

Thomas Mills

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
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Thomas L. (Millsy) Mills, age 64, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born November 12, 1954 at Corning Hospital. He was a 1974 graduate of Savona Central High School. He worked as a Carpenter at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport, NY where he retired.

He is survived by his loving wife, Robin Wheat Mills; his siblings, Daniel Mills, Marilyn Bozich (Dave Riff), Margaret (Dave) Wise and Ellen Mills; in laws, Rod and Linda Wheat, Terry and Jody Wheat, Hollie Ruocco and Larry Luther, many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews whom he cherished.

He is predeceased by his mother and father, Robert B. and Doris E. Mills; grandparents, Mary and Leon Young and Robert and Eva Mae Mills; and mother and father in law, Sam and Marlee Wheat.

Tom was an avid hunter in his younger days. He loved and cursed the NY Yankees and would often get upset when they lost. He also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers. He tirelessly prepared and delivered food to his sick friends. He was a 40 year member of Corning Moose Lodge and a member of Campbell Legion.

Family and friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, on Monday, August 5, 2019 from 3:00 to 6:00PM. A reception will follow at the Campbell Legion at 6:00PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Corning Moose Lodge #274, 96 Victory Hwy, Painted Post, NY 14870 or the Campbell Legion 8458 County Rte 333, Campbell, NY 14821.

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    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service
    17 W. Pulteney Street
    Corning, New York 14830
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Jill Haddock

Posted at 03:52pm
So very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our families grew up across the street from Tom and his family. He was one you could count on, even as a teen. Their side yard was the neighborhood football field. The Mills family will always be a part of our lives, my condolences to you all.
Jill Louy Haddock

Michelle Anders

Posted at 05:26pm
I was honored to have met you and your Care Partner at RPH. You were a pleasure to take care of. So sorry Robin for your loss. Michelle.

Karen LeBaron Baroody

Posted at 01:52pm
I am so sorry to hear that Tom passed away. We had a Lotta good times at Savona school. Tom was always a gentleman and a good friend to have on your side. Rest in peace Tom!

Ellen Mills

Posted at 03:56pm
My brother Tom was a wonderful man. He beat me as a kid but stopped once I told him what a athletic cup was for!! He would give you the shirt off his back & had a heart of gold. I am going miss my big brother terribly!!!

Ellen Mills Posted at 03:59pm

Oops I knew what an athletic cup was for.

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