George T. Mills, Jr. of Jefferson Twp., NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at St. Clare's Hospital Dover Campus surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years old. George was born on December 24, 1947 in Newark, NJ to the late George and the late Hope (Iosso) Mills.
He was a United States Airforce Veteran and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War where he was a morse code copier. George was employed as a building cost estimator with GAF/ISP in Wayne, NJ for many years before retiring.George resided in Jefferson Township for the past 45 years and previous to that, he lived in Lake Hiawatha. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and the NRA but most importantly, he loved spending time with his family. George also spent many years as a youth coach for Jefferson Township and travel basketball and softball leagues.
George is survived by his beloved wife, Claire (Mauriello), his devoted daughters, Jennifer Miller & her husband, Michael and Jessica Jerry & her husband, Greg, his stepdaughter, Stephanie Schmidt & her husband, Arlin, his stepson, Richard Fabian, his brother, Thomas Mills, his sister, Patricia Raczynski, Sister in law Lorraine Mills and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Margaret Mills in 2009 and also predeceased by his brother Bill Mills.
George's Life Celebration Services will include a funeral mass on Saturday, October 14th at 10:00 am at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, 204 Espanong Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ #973-663-0211. Family & friends are invited to meet directly at the church. All services were entrusted to the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home of Landing, NJ. For memorial donations, please consider the Wounded Warrior Project.