Ed was born at Northern Dutchess Hospital on August 10, 1947 to Edward and Helen (Shook) Millus, Sr. He grew up in the agricultural community in Dutchess County, helping his family on the farms that his family lived on. He was a graduate of Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers and was always proud to say he graduated from the “original” Roy C. Ketcham High School.
After high school, his family moved to Poughquag, NY, where he began his construction career at Clove Excavators, Inc. He then continued his career with the Dutchess County Highway Department for the Town of Beekman, then finished out his career with the Dutchess County Highway Department, where he stayed until his retirement. Ed was very active and a life-member of the Beekman Fire Department, where he helped with the new construction process of the of the present firehouse and worked his way up through the ranks and became Fire Chief of the District. Ed was also a member of Eastern New York Holstein Club for many years. His love for the dairy industry was a passion that he shared with his daughters and currently with his grandchildren and could always be found in the Dutchess County Fair dairy barns with their show animals.
On October 20, 1973, at the Poughquag Methodist Church, Ed married his wife of 50 years, Laura White, who survives at home. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Kimberly and Trevor Ballard of Holmes, NY and Candace and James VanAnden of Amenia, NY; his grandchildren Gabrielle (Kevin), Jennifer (Ramzi), Caroline VanAnden, Kody Kishbaugh, Ashley Morgan, and John Daniel Ballard; and great-granddaughter Sierra Navins.
He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Margaret Sokol.
Calling hours will be at Horn & Thomes, Inc Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling, NY on Tuesday, November 21st from 3-7 PM. The Beekman Fire Department will conduct a service at 6:30 PM. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10 AM, with burial following in Beekman Cemetery, Poughquag,
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Ed’s memory to ENY Holstein Club, 28 Popular Avenue, Pine Plains, NY 12567.