Raymond A. McMillen Sr.

Born: Mon., Jul. 29, 1918
Died: Sun., Aug. 19, 2012


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Aug. 23, 2012
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Raymond  A McMillen, Sr., 94 of Patchen Hill Rd., Sugar Grove, PA, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the Warren General Hospital.
Ray was born July 29, 1918 in West Kittanning, PA, a son of the late Grover C. and Mazie O. (Anthony) McMillen. He served in the US Navy during WW II. Ray retired after 41 years from the National Forge Co.  where he worked as a lathe operator in the lower roughing dept., and was one of the Forge’s Union founders.  He also worked as a Sugar Grove Twp. Supervisor, was a member of the Chandler’s Valley EUM Church, where he served on the board of trustees.  Ray was and avid hunter and fisherman. His last fishing trip was when he turned 90, and he caught a 49 inch musky. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Elizabeth (Bowser) McMillen, whom he married on February 21, 1940 in Youngsville, his children, Betty Lee (Floyd) Flasher,  Linda M. (Donald) Cross, both of Chandlers Valley, PA, Grover P. (Becky) McMillen of Patchen Hill, and Mary J. (John) Rodgers of Chandlers Valley, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Raymond McMillen Jr.,  3 sisters, Maxine Foster, Nora Muntz,  and Thelma Rowland, and 3 brothers Lenard, Lawrence and Glen McMillen.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St., Youngsville, PA, with the Rev. Ralph Culp, officiating. Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the service.  Burial will follow in Warren Co. Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Warren Co., 2 Crescent Park Warren, PA 16365. E-condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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Lanae Nelson Shubert
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Uncle Raymond will be missed greatly. I especially will miss his "bear" hugs when he would come into my office. Please give Aunt Elizabeth my condolences. I will be unable to make the funeral. My boss will be out of town that day and I can not close up the office.
Love, Lanae

Larry Wolbert
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Grover & Becky , I am sorry for your lost and understand the feeling of the empty spot it will leave in your life. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

Cathy (Gnage) Fresquez
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him greatly. I am writing this to you, not that I personally knew your Dad, but that my father and he had to have been friends for many years. My father, Melvin Gnage, too served in the US Navy during World War II and retired from the National Forge after 40 years as a lathe operator in the Roughing Department! He died in 2006 at the age of 86. Your father was only one year older. You can imagine they spent many hours together over the years. They were a strong and brave generation, and were surely loved and now missed. Please except my condolences.

Carl and Laura Sustrich
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
As I remember that last fishing trip had Grover fishing Uncle Raymond out of the river! So many stories to tell, Carl and I wish we'd be there to hear them. Our love to you all.

Teri Repine
   Posted Thu August 23, 2012
Please except my condolence for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, etc. I remember how nice he was to me as a kid and i was always pleased when he''d stop to chat along the road.

Debbie SUmner
   Posted Mon February 23, 2015
Love and sympathy to John's family.

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