Edward M. McMillin, age 92, of Winter Park, Florida and formerly of Erie, Pennsylvania, died at his home on March 22, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was blessed with a full and interesting life.
Ed was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania on February 19, 1926 to James Edward and Kate Merrriman McMillin. Following his graduation from Penn State University in 1947 he went to work as an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Archbold, Ohio where he met his future wife, Lone Lauber.
Ed and Lone were married in Archbold in 1951. Shortly thereafter they moved to Girard, Pennsylvania so that Ed could purchase the commercial fishing business for which he had worked during his summers as a high school and college student.
In the early 1960s he went to work for Town Square Foods in Lake City, Pennsylvania. While there he learned about the business of manufacturing pies and baked goods. In 1970 he left Town Square to start McMillin & Company in North East, Pennsylvania, a commercial bakery that produced “lunch box” pies. During this period he was also involved in the development of The Station Restaurant in Erie.
He sold McMillin & Company in 1985 and moved to Winter Park, Florida. For over thirty years he could be found every day working outside at Winter Pines Golf Club, a public course that he purchased in 1982. He was an accomplished furniture maker and loved working with his hands, whether it was planting trees, pouring cement cart paths, or building bridges on the golf course. He never played a round of golf at Winter Pines, preferring manual labor over recreation.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Ione. He is survived by his daughter Jamie Antoun and her husband, Jim; son Jon and his wife, Carolyn; son Jeff and his wife, Pamela; grandsons Christopher and Matthew Antoun; and granddaughter Natalie Hyman and her husband, Jon.
Ed was a hardworking and dedicated family man who touched many people with his generosity and kindness.
No calling hours will be observed. Friends may post condolences at www.careyhand.com.
I am so sorry to learn of Ed's passing.
Frederick C Ralph IIICranesville, PA
REST IN PEACE MR MCMILLIN. THAT IS HOW I REMEMBER HIM. HE, TO ME, WILL ALWAYS BE MR MCMILLIN. TO THE FAMILY MAY YOUR THOUGHTS BE FILLED WITH THE JOY OF HIS LIFE. MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN HIS LOSS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. IRONICALLY HE WAS TWO WEEKS AND TWO DAYS YOUNGER THAN MY FATHER BORN ON THE 2ND OF FEBRUARY 1926. TWO GREAT MEN.
BOB NEWTONERIE, PA
my condolences to Ed 's family-- Sorry about you loss
Wilson A. Mundaniohlnorth east Pa, PA
Jaime - I was very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My father Pat always loved spending time with your dad. He held him in very high regard. I had the pleasure of meeting your dad too. I didn't know he was a commercial fisherman. My father did that also. You have my sincerest condolences for losing such a neat guy. Take care, Dave Doyle
David DoyleErie, PA
Thoughts and prayers to the entire McMillin family,
Jim and Jill McGeehampstead, NC