Daniel Mills, Sr. of Kingston, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at home.
Born on Oct. 12, 1945, in Kingston, he was the son of the late Robert D. and Jean Turner Mills. He graduated from Kingston High School, Class of 1964 and served his country in the USMCR in Wyoming, in the motor transport unit. He obtained his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Palm Badge from the Westmoor Church of Christ, Kingston with the leadership of Donald Williams, scoutmaster.
He worked for Percy A. Brown, Wilkes-Barre and Anthracite Electric in Kingston. He later worked for Bethlehem Steel Plant for 31 years and worked for the United Steel Workers Union for 11 ½ years. He was on the grievance committee and served as president and represented Local 2599, which included the plant clerks, PBNE, Railroad, Brandenberg Construction in Bethlehem. Dan was well involved with OSHA, Allentown and won many cases against Bethlehem Steel in Grievance Protection. Dan retired in 1996, as president of the USWA, Local 2599, Bethlehem and later changed to United Steel Workers. A great local and international Union. During his retirement, he worked for Gavlick Employment, Kingston.
Dan lived in Kingston, Plains and the Lehigh Valley and for 55 years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing in PA and Canada, with both the Mills and Sipple Families, cousins, nephews and nieces.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Mills of Larksville; son, Daniel Jr. of Palmerton; daughter, Heather of Larksville; sister, Ruth Burke of Mountain top and several nieces and nephews from the Wyoming Valley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother in law, Joe Burke.
Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St. Larksville, with Pastor Carol Coleman officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Greenwood Cemetery, Shavertown.
Friends are invited to join the family for a visitation on Tuesday from 4-6 PM at the funeral home and Wednesday morning from 10:30 am until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made the SPCA of Luzerne County, www.SPCAluzernecounty.org 524 E. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
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