Tim Mills Obituary Powell Ohio, Tim Mills Has Passed Away – Death Cause
Tim Mills Obituary, Death – Tim was a proud member of the Rogers High School class of 1980 where he made lifelong friends who he counted as brothers. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Geography and Marine Affairs. He was also a proud member of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) fraternity and his brothers there were lifelong friends. From the start, a love of the ocean, Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor was instilled in Tim by his father and grandfather. That love, particularly for Newport Harbor, inspired the career choices that led to him becoming the Newport Harbormaster.
He spent his high school and college years as a dock boy on Goat Island, tried his hand at lobstering after college, worked on a NOAA research vessel and was an Assistant Newport Harbormaster. He also owned and operated Island Boat and Mooring Services. Tim was passionate about his role as Harbormaster and it shined through on how he took to the role. It was his dream job. He will be remembered as an advocate for the City’s most visible resource, improving the harbor facilities, expanding the role and capabilities of his department, building partnerships and alliances with other departments and governmental agencies and being a true professional and mariner.
Timothy J. Mills of Newport, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, December 10, 2020. He was 58. He was born on September 28, 1962 in New London, CT to Anne (Sullivan) Mills and the late Stuart K Mills, Jr. The family returned to Newport shortly after his birth and he was a lifelong resident of Aquidneck Island from that point on. His sisters however, lovingly never let him forget he was a carpetbagger.
All of this paled in comparison to his love for his family. His beloved wife Anne, his step children, his parents and sisters. For the last 9 1/2 years, Tim was a loving mentor and parent to his step-children, John and Emily, of whom he was very proud. They loved him and looked to him as a second father and remain grateful for his positive influence in their lives. Tim loved his German Shepherd, Shadow, who was always by his side at home, on errands, or on hikes – a constant reminder of the unconditional love they had for each other. He was also especially proud of his nephews, John, Patrick and Thomas. He always treated them like his own sons, mentoring and teaching throughout his life with countless life lessons, many acquired at FIJI.