Roger E. Mills

FRYEBURG — Roger Edward Mills, 71, of Fryeburg passed away on Oct. 8, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

He was the eldest son of the late Edward and Clara Mills of Fryeburg.
He attended Fryeburg schools, graduating from Fryeburg Academy in 1958. After graduation, he attended the University of Maine, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1962. He married Margaret (Peggy) Pandora on March 17, 1962, He spent three years teaching math and science in Calais and Kennett High School in Conway, N.H. In 1965, he moved his family to Maryland when he accepted a job as a computer programmer and analyst in Washington D.C. In 2001, he retired after 36 years when he and Peggy moved back to Fryeburg, building a new home on the family property. He was a member of the Fryeburg Congregational Church, the Pythagorean Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star in Fryeburg, the Rotary Club of Fryeburg, and the Brownfield and Fryeburg Historical Societies.

He is survived by his wife Peggy of 48 years; his children, Chris Mills of Alexandria, Va., Trisha Mills of Seattle, Wash. and Michelle Crabill of Springfield, Va.; his four grandchildren; four sisters, Beverly O’Bolye of Bristol, Penn., Jean Hubbard of Cannan, Roxanne Armstrong of Fairfax, Va. and Violet Eastman of Cape Coral, Fla.; one brother, Clayton Mills of Fryeburg.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at the Fryeburg Congregational Church with the Rev. Tim LeConey officiating. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be given to Alzheimer’s Association of Maine. If you need more information on how to donate go to tinyurl.com/Roger Mills or send a check to Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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