Oakleigh J. Millerd
August 13, 1927 – March 6, 2019
Oakleigh J. Millerd, age 91 of Penn Yan, NY passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Oakleigh was born in Geneva, NY on August 13, 1927, the son of the late Margaret Jauncey and Charles Millerd. He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII from 1945 thru 1946. He retired from Hulse Manufacturing in Geneva, NY and spent his retirement years hunting, fishing, gardening and mostly enjoying time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Viola Pauline Millerd; son, Charles (Lynda) Millerd of Stanley, NY; daughters, Diana Chapman of Hellertown, PA, Linda (Danny) Hibbard of Wylie, TX, Barbara Spacek of Penn Yan, NY, and Donna (Angelo) Laquitara of Geneva, NY; nine grandchildren, Mark, Erik, Brenda, Billie Jo, Lisa, Stacy, Timothy, Amanda, and Sara; seven great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; as well as, several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his twin sister, Shirley, sister, Katherine; brother, Charles; and sons in law, Bruce Chapman and Charlie Spacek.
There will be no prior calling hours as per Oakleigh's request. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Bellona Cemetery in Bellona at the convenience of his family. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to a Veterans Organization of one's choice.
Fond memories of Oakleigh may be shared with his family and friends at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com