Herbert Mills

Obituary of Herbert Mills


Herbert Cornell Mills, 80, of Port Washington, NY passed away on August 19, 2021. He was born on April 17,1941 in Brooklyn, NY.

He graduated from Roslyn High School in 1958 and from Vanderbilt University in 1962. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in Geology from North Carolina State. He was the Museum Curator of Geology and Director of the Nassau County Museums and Preserves for 40 years.   He was passionate about his turtles, dogs, birds and had a lifelong mission of protecting the environment. He shared his love for the Mets and Giants with his son Paul and childhood friend Hank.

He traveled the world with his beloved wife, Donna, and son, Paul, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by his in-laws Marvin and Sheila,  his sister Georgina (Jim) and their children Ashley (Mike) Gavin (Casey), sister n-law Alese (Daniel) and their children John (Sarah), Anami (Jim)  and eleven grandnephews and grandnieces. He is also survived by three loving God children. 

He will be deeply missed by his extended family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Herb’s favorite museum, Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, Glen Cove, NY.

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