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Rodney J. Mills | 73

January 3, 1948 - August 19, 2021

Rodney J. Mills, 73, of 131 Teaberry Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after an illness for the past year.

He was born January 3, 1948, in St. Marys, son of the late Chester and Mary Helen Crawford Mills. Rodney was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1965 and worked at APG Sintered in Wilcox where he retired in 2017.

On February 3, 1972, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, he married Barbara A. Schatz, who preceded him in death on May 8, 2021.

Rodney is survived by two daughters: Lori Dippold (Brock) of Richmond, VA and Christine Weston (Joe) of Bethel Park; two sons: Matthew Mills (Gloria) of Kersey and Adam Mills (Shannon) of Altoona; seven grandchildren: Josh, Matthew, Brooke, Jordyn, Ethan, Joseph, and Mira; one sister: Amy Mills Maycock (Jay) of Jamestown, NY; one brother: James L. Mills (Suzanne) of Crainseville, PA; and by many nieces and nephews.

Rodney was a member of Queen of the World Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and making wine. He loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren, and his late wife, Barbara.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 12:00 PM, with Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity of one’s choice.



August 23, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

August 23, 2021
12:00 pm
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

August 23, 2021
1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  2. Rod taught me a lot when I worked with him at APG (PCC in the day). He was always ready and willing to pass on his knowledge, and I am grateful for what he taught me. Deepest sympathies to all of Rod’s family and friends. He was a great guy and will be missed by all.

  3. Hugs and much love to the Mills family….our hearts ache for you and the loss of your father😢💔

  4. Dear Mills Family . So very sorry about Rod . Larry and I went to school with Rod and Barbara, Hard on the heart news for you and all who knew your parents, Strong memories will help when those waves of heartache come . Larry and K8 Nekuza Bradenton, Florida

  5. To Rod’s family… you have our deepest and sincere sympathy. We had a lot of good times with Rod & Barb. They were true friends and will be missed by many. RIP & God bless. Dan & Donna Florio

  6. Dear Family of Rod Mills, You have our deepest sympathy. Rod was a good man and will be missed by many people. May he rest in peace. We will miss our friend. Dave and Kay Gnan

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