Merle passed away at his home in Meadow View Park, Macedon, NY on December 29, 2016 of natural causes. He was born May 9, 1932 in the town of Leon, NY and the son of the late Harlo and Everald Milliman.
Merle and his late wife Marylyn have four surviving children and their spouses Wanda Virgo (Vincent), Alan Milliman (Rhia), Kim Milliman (Debbie), Ron Milliman (Gail), as well as, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He will be remembered fondly as a very giving, fun-loving man who loved to play cards and crossword puzzles everyday. He also lived for the day the NY Mets would win enough games to make it to the series. As a true outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and even trapping in his earlier days. Even during this last hunting season, you would find him eagerly awaiting the arrival of his son Ron to come and take him deer hunting every morning.
One of his favorite pastimes was birdwatching. He had many feeders that he was continually filling to feed the multitude of birds he had attracted to his yard. I am sure they are all going to miss his daily treats too, as he had been feeding them all for the past 18 years.
Merle worked most of his life as a siding contractor for Dan C. Fulmer then later moved on to work for a couple more local companies in the Rochester area. He was a long standing member of the American Legion in Randolf, NY. He served in the USMC, and was stationed at the Panamal Canal during the Korean Conflict.
Merle is survived by two brothers, Gaylord Milliman and Gerald Milliman of Hurt, Va. He also has one surviving sister Neva McPhee of Washington.
There will be no calling hours or service due to his wishes. He will be laid to rest in his home town of Leon, NY.
My Dear Friend Wanda, I am not family, but read this anyway. Your friendship is so dear, just wanted to visit and say my condolences for your loss. This was a beautiful celebration of a man in words. Brightest Blessings to you and your family. Love ya, Kimmie
Wanda, you wrote a very nice tribute about your Dad. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. You and your brothers were very good to both your parents. Very admirable trait to have. We all have memories of your Dad and Mom. I know you will always treasure them as we all will. May God help you get through this tough time. Love you, Janeen.
That was a beautiful tribute to your dad. We have fond memories living next door to Merle and Marilyn. God bless you and your family.
Dear Wanda, Alan, Kim, and Ron,
Thinking of you all now and many times we all spent together on the hill at Grandpa and Grandma Milliman’s house…We all have many fond memories to keep in our hearts….May God lesson your sorrow’s and bing about happy memories in your thoughts.
With Love,,, glenda