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Michael E. Mills
  • National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network
    PO Box 5046
    Greensburg, PA 15601-5058

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1 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Mike trained me when I was hired at AWP and he was truly a good man with great wisdom. I am so sorry for the family's loss. He had much to teach this...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Sara Lowry - Canton, OH

“I had the pleasure of meeting Mike as my instructor.He was the best teacher and friend.im sorry to see him go but I no Mike and he is still watching...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Glenn Tupper - Edinboro, PA

“Mike was a fun-loving friend who shared an amazing part of our lives, as when we were 18, we Toured Europe together with the All Ohio State Fair...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Jim Stoner - Mount Vernon, OH

“I'm so sorry for your loss, I worked closely with Mike at AWP for a couple of years and we stayed in touch when I moved back to Wisconsin. Mike was...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Brent Tucker - Pewaukee, WI

“Mike Mills was the "Greatest and most knowledgeable" person I had the pleasure of training with at Area Wide Protective. Mike knew safety inside and...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“To Micheal's Family,Horizon Community Church sends our condolences for your loss. We pray for your comfort and for fond memories in this time...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Skyler Hensley - Cincinnati, OH

“To the Family,As you comprehend this profound loss... Let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.Words seem...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“He was a great guy.... Loved his life stories, he'll be missed... ”
9 of 29 | Posted by: Sandy Eberling - OH - teacher

“Dear Maren, Tim, and Family, We offer condolences upon the loss of Michael. We didn't know him, but because he was part of your family, we know...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Doris Aeschliman - Ravenna, OH

“RIP Mike... ”
11 of 29 | Posted by: Nick Paolano - Sandusky, OH

“SAFETY department will never be the same without you Mike. You will be missed so much. We will live through you an train from are hearts , like you...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Jamie West - Akron, OH

“There aren't enough words to ease your loss, I am so very sorry. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Pauline Traficante - Monroville, PA

“Mike was a great friend and Co-worker. He will be missed by alot of us. RIP my friend. ”
14 of 29 | Posted by: David and Bev Hartney - Akron, OH

“The news of your loss brings much sadness. We pray that your loving memories of Michael will provide you with comfort and strength at this most...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Al and Wendy Pavlish - CA

“Mike was one of my brothers at Phi Sigma Kappa and I am very much saddened by his passing although it had been a few years since I saw him last he...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Joe Schneider - West Chester, OH

“So sorry for this tragic loss, may God's love shine on you into eternity ”
17 of 29 | Posted by: yvette Beausoleil - Royal Oak, MI

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“I am saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He was a good hearted man and genuine human being. I have great memories of our time at Kent State. My...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Mike Koscho - Peachtree City, GA

“Gaye I'm so very sorry for your loss. It was very nice to have met Michael ever so briefly. Keeping you and your family in prayer. ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Verhoff - Alliance, OH

“Dear Ed,I'm so saddened to hear of your son's passing and my heartfelt condolences go to you and your family. I will keep you and your family in my...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Bluso Rogers - Richfield, OH

“Gaye & Maren, I am so sorry for you loss. I know how proud you are of Michael and it's not fair that he was taken from you. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Bonham - OH - Family Friend

“Sending our deepest sympathy for this sad loss. May time and memorieshelp you recover. May God give you peace and strength. Love , Peggy & Don ”
23 of 29 | Posted by: don & peggy Moder - wooster, OH

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.Jill Larson ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“Mike was such a genuine, caring, loving man. He was a good friend to both my husband and I and an even more amazing Godfather to our daughter. His...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Rebecca, Jason & Phoebe Hohenberger - OH

“Mike was one of the most loving, caring and honest people I have ever known. He was a great friend to both my husband and me. He was a loving and...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Rebecca, Jason & Phoebe Hohenberger - OH

“Dear Ed & Family,So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 29 | Posted by: Michele West - Bentleyville, OH

“Ed,My condolences to you and your family. Remember those fond memories to help you during this difficult time. ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Diane Nemec - OH

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: SG


Michael E. Mills, 52, of Ravenna, died Monday, January 30, 2017.

He was born November 29, 1964 in Ravenna, to Edward and Gaye (Grimsley) Mills. He was a 1983 graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School. In 1982, he was a member of the All-Ohio Youth Choir that performed at the Ohio State Fair, then in 1983 the choir toured and performed in Europe. Michael received his Bachelor's degree from Kent State and attended Miami University where he received his Master's degree. Michael was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa and the Phi Epsilon Kappa Honors Fraternity. He loved his Family, the Ohio State Buckeyes, golfing, Brittany's and helping people. On Christmas Eve Michael was very proud to celebrate his 17th year of Sobriety and was passionate about sharing the story of his journey.

He is survived by father, Edward (Lynnette) Mills of Aurora; mother, Gaye (Grimsley) Bricker of Kent; sister, Maren (Tim) Morgan of Streetsboro; nieces, Allie (Tyler) Johnson of Cincinnati and Emma Morgan of Streetsboro; nephew, Austin Morgan of Streetsboro; girlfriend, Kristen Green of Ravenna. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lee and Juliet Grimsley and Lester and Glenadene Mills; nephew, Ethan Morgan, step-father, Bill Bricker.

As Michael was an avid Buckeye Fan, his family would like to invite those attending to join them in wearing Ohio State apparel, to the calling hours.

Calling hours will be held 4-7 PM Monday, February 6 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent and Tuesday from 1-2 PM at the United Methodist Church of Kent, 1435 E. Main Street, Kent. A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 7 at United Methodist Church of Kent with Rev. Dr. David Palmer officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Brittany Rescue and Adoption Network, PO Box 5046, Greensburg, PA 15601-5058.