Terry Miltner

Obituary of Terry A. Miltner

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Terry A. Miltner, age 69, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on March 21, 2020, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on December 29, 1950, in Niskayuna to the late Charles and Eleanor (Smith) Miltner, Terry was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend. 

 

Terry graduated from Guilderland High School in 1969 and went on to proudly serve his country in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1973 with the 981st Sentry Dog Handlers during the Vietnam War. For his honorable service, Terry was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Sharpshooter (Rifle) award. 

 

Following his military service, Terry began his career at Union College, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree while working full time and raising his family. During his tenure at Union,Terry pioneered the sustainability movement, which included the installation of three wind turbines and participation in RecycleMania, a competition for college recycling programs to promote waste reduction. 

 

The beloved husband of 31 years to his wife, Karen (Farone) Miltner, Terry cherished nothing more than family and friends. He took an active role in coaching his children's youth sports teams, Cub Scouts, and Indian Princesses/Guides programs. 

 

Terry was also an avid golfer, bowler and ardent fan of the New York Yankees. Quick to greet you with his charming smile, Terry was truly selfless. In today's uncertain times, he would have been first to offer help to others. Even during his own medical battles, Terry still volunteered in the trials of advanced medical devices and advocated for organ donation, following his own successful heart transplant. Terry will be deeply missed by all who were blessed and privileged to know him, but will also be well remembered as the hero that he was. 

 

Terry is survived by his loving wife, Karen; his two daughters, Sarah (Patrick) Hill and Michelle (Peter) Stroe; his two sons, William Mattice and Christopher (Brynn) Miltner; his grandchildren, Hannah, Conor, Brooklyn, Billy, Levi and Julian; his siblings, Carol (Dick) Tubbs, Gary (Lisa) Miltner and Linda (Dick) Dexter; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Leni Miltner, Janice Miltner, Joseph (Cindy) Farone, Cindy (Terry) Amrhein, Frank Farone and David Farone; and several nieces, nephews, cousins; and countless friends. Terry was predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Marty Miltner and Charles Miltner; and an infant son, Jesse Miltner. 

 

Family and friends are welcomed to gather at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd. on Monday, June 27th from 9:30 to 11:15 AM. A Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:15 AM. Service will be streamed online through zoom, click link at 11:15 AM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85664265250?pwd=ZkhGQUhFRGFJbDErV2lEUjZoMlhQdz09

A honorable procession to Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery for military honors and burial will follow.

 

Memorial contributions may be made in Terry's name to the Fisher House Foundation, an organization helping military families stay together during times of medical crisis, and which provided much support to the Miltner family over the years. Donations may be made by mail to Fisher House of Boston, P.O. Box 230, South Walpole, MA, 02071, or to www.fisherhouseboston.org to donate online. To honor and celebrate Terry's life, please also consider becoming an organ donor, so that the precious gift of life may be passed on to others. Online condolences may be made at glenvillefuneralhome.com 

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Monday
27
June

Calling Hours

9:30 am - 11:15 am
Monday, June 27, 2022
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States
Monday
27
June

Celebration of Life Service

11:15 am - 12:15 am
Monday, June 27, 2022
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States
Pastor Holly Nye
Monday
27
June

Military Committal Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, June 27, 2022
Gerald B. H. Solomon National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd
Schuylerville, New York, United States

Procession from Glenville Funeral Home

We will be leaving the funeral home parking lot promptly at 12:30 PM. Please feel free to join the procession, our funeral attendants will give further instructions the day of the funeral. Thank you.
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