May 17, 2013

Robert A. Mills Sr.

PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Robert A. Mills Sr., 81, of Military Turnpike in Plattsburgh, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with family by his side.

He was born in Graettinger, Iowa on Feb. 16, 1932, the son of the late Arlie and Frances (Carson) Mills.

Robert served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and later served in the U.S. Air Force until he retired in 1973.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Larry and Cheryl Proper, Irene and Steve Heinzman, Robert Jr. and Jane Mills, William Mills; three sisters, Betty, Eva and Shirley; his grandchildren, Dustin Heinzman, Robert Proper, Philip Heinzman, Eric Mills, Christina (Mills) Charland; and several great-grandchildren, Austin, Alex and Abbey Proper, Threnody and Emmitt Mills, Connor and Colton Heinzman.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara Y. Mills; his brothers, John, Earl, Alvin, Don and Dale Mills; and a sister Alice. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be in the Treadwells Mills Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (518) 561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

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