The Family of David Millison, Scoutmaster and Church Elder, Formerly of Fairfield, Have Announced His Death
FAIRFIELD, NJ - The family of David R. Millison, of Montville and formerly of Fairfield, have announced that he passed away peacefully after complications from surgery Thursday, at the age of 75. His family was at his side at the time of passing and they are deeply saddened by their loss.
Millison was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, scoutmaster, role model, mentor and friend to all; the community will mourn his absence.
Born in Glen Ridge, Dave lived in Fairfield most of his life before moving to Montville in 2011. He graduated from Rutgers Business School and worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation, in Totowa, CW Bollinger & Co., in Montclair and Carteret Savings Bank, in Morristown. For many years, Dave worked as a substitute teacher in local middle and high schools and served as treasurer for the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell. Dave was called to service when, during the 1960s Newark riots, his Army National Guard unit reported for duty.
Dave was a dedicated and revered scoutmaster for Fairfield Boy Scouts Troop 7 for 46 years.
"Dave was extremely proud to have had
Active in the community and dedicated to public service, Dave received numerous awards and accolades from local civic and community organizations, municipal departments and town officials.
He was a dedicated foster parent, providing a home and loving guidance for many New Jersey children from 1989 to 2002, and remained committed to his current role as a mentor.
For more than 20 years, Dave served as a Sunday School teacher in both the Fairfield Reformed Church and the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, where he was a member. He also served as an elder, deacon, usher and Superintendent of the Sunday School.
He was a founder and later president of the West Essex Fellowship Basketball League, and also served as president of the Camp Wyanokie Commission.
"David Millison loved his God, his family,
Dave was predeceased by his parents, Carol and Harold Millison, and brother, Donald Millison. He is survived by:
"Dave's endearing love of silly puns and facts from the 'Who Cares Department'
The arrangements for David R. Millison are as follows:
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Market Street Mission would be greatly appreciated:
Message of Condolence
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Paul Ippolito Dancy Memorial Home in Caldwell. Notes of sympathy may be written to the family online here.