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Edward E. Mills Sr., of Farrell, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in The Grove at Greenville. He was 77.
Mr. Mills was born April 14, 1940, in Whitesville, W.Va., a son of Charles L. and Mary E. (Stone) Mills. He attended West Middlesex Area School District.
Edward was employed at Sharon Steel's former Farrell plant for 37 years until it closed and later retired from Dean Dairy, South Pymatuning Township, after seven years.
Ed was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.
Ed had a passion for guns and was a well-known gunsmith in the area. He began working on guns when he was 16 and got his federal firearms license when he was 18. Ed also enjoyed hunting, target shooting and spending time with his family. He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians.
Ed is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Dillon, whom he married on Oct. 1, 1956; three sons, Edward Mills Jr. and his wife Maggie, Hermitage; Brian Mills, Champion, Ohio; and Gary Mills and his companion Mary, Sharon; a brother, Charles Mills, Blooming Rose, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Christopher and Stephanie Swogger; and Melissa and Allison Mills; and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruth; and a brother, Thomas Mills.

Edward E. Sr., 77, of Farrell.
Respecting Ed's wishes, there will be no calling hours.
A Mass in his memory will be held at a later date.
Online condolences at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on September 8, 2017
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