Bill J. Milliron, 89, of Ripley, NY passed away on Sunday evening December 13, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. He was born on July 20, 1931 in Porter, Pa. the son of the late John B. and Gladys (Lettie) Milliron. He had fond memories of Porter and the close- knit community filled with cousins and friends. Bill soon grew up and found himself working in the family run coal mines but eventually found himself working as an ironworker. He loved and excelled at the craft and retired from Ironworkers Local 348 in Erie, Pa. He worked on many projects throughout the country. The U.S. Steel building in Pittsburgh, Pa., the John Hancock building in Chicago, Illinois and the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana to name a few.
After retiring Bill enjoyed tinkering around his farm in Ripley, NY. Always quick witted and full of love he spent his time making wine, gardening, and making memories with everyone whether it was breaking out in song at the Family Reunions or playing with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his younger brother Robert “Bob” Milliron of New Port Ritchey, Fla., two sisters, Ramona Kay (the late Edwin) Charles of New Port Ritchey, Fla. and Glenda (Ralph) Bowser of N. Fort Myers, Fla. He also leaves behind six wonderful and loving children and their families.; two sons, William “Bill” (Diane) Milliron of Spartansburg, Pa and John H. (Jennifer) Milliron of Erie, Pa.; four daughters, Sue (Daniel) Borowski of Spring Lake, NC, Tina (Dot Smith) Milliron of East Springfield, Pa, Melodye (Jerry) Gilbert of Gakona, Alaska and Lori (Tony) Enterline of Ripley, NY; nineteen grandchildren and 17 great-grandchilden; two sister- in-laws, Vonnie and Gladys Milliron.
Bill will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 50 years, Janice Rae (Lamison) Milliron. He is reunited now with his brothers Blaine, Jake and Dean Milliron.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes always perseveres. Love never fails”
“We love because he loved us first”
Friends may call at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, NY on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 11- 1PM. A private Memorial Service will be held for the family at 1 PM.
To share a condolence or remembrance with Bill’s family go to www.masonfuneralhome.com.
Friends may call at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, NY on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 11-1 PM.
A complete obituary will be published in Friday’s OBSERVER.