Gary Milliman
Gary Milliman

Obituary of Gary L. Milliman

Gary L. Milliman age 62, of Rome, unexpectedly passed away on November 3, 2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital.


He was born May 12, 1958 in Oneida, NY, son of the late Everett Milliman and Ruth Parker. Gary was currently employed at the New York State School for the Deaf. He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1980.


Gary loved trivia, movies, music, taking pictures and traveling. He was an avid collector of many things from pocket knives to Hot Wheels. He was a kind-hearted, compassionate soul and treasured by all who knew him. He captured our hearts with his uncanny quirkiness, wit, and pranks. Gary’s own needs were secondary to the needs of others. He tended to us with his love, devotion, and respect. We are so broken – YOU will always be in our hearts and thoughts!


Gary leaves behind a very long time love, Donna Abreu, whom he called “Punky,” and the Abreu family who loved him dearly. He is also survived a sister, Betty Milliman; brothers, Allan Kentner, and Jim Milliman and his wife; daughters, Catrina Milliman, Meghan Stoetzel, and their spouses; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two nephews, Brenden J. Powell and James Milliman. He also leaves behind our canine baby girl, Tinka, and yes, our cats.


Gary, “With all my love today and forever, I will always love you Gar” — Love you so very much, Donna.


“Thank you for the laughter”


The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the Barry Funeral Home, 807 W. Chestnut Street.  Burial will be in Rome Cemetery.


Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Facial coverings and social distancing are required.


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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Barry Funeral Home
807 West Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
(315) 337-0055

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Barry Funeral Home
807 W. Chestnut Street
Rome, New York, United States
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