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William "Mac" MacMillan
  • South Schenectady Fire Department
    6 Mariaville Road
    Schenectady, NY 12306

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“I am very sorry to hear about this loss! My name is Jonathan and I live in your neighborhood and I am delivering a comforting message to people. It's...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Jonathan

“I am happy I was able to meet the brother of my grandpa as a man and have a beer with him before he went to heaven. I am proud to hold the MacMillan...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Joshua MacMillan - Redlands, CA

“I first met Bill when he was just 14. All arms & legs and just a promise of the man he would become. We didn't see much of each other; but, was often...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia MacMillan,Shomber - AZ

“We are sorry for your loss he was a great man and will be missed deeply and never forgot ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: jay and michelle gentile - NY

“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Brian, Liz and Family ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Muller - Ballston Spa, NY

“In life good things are missed. Not being around him much in life was a honor I missed out on. Never again being able to look in eyes and hold and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: John MacMillan - Fontana, CA

“U will be truly miss Uncle Bill and NY Giants r number 1. please say hello to my mom for me . love ya and miss u already Enjoy ur pokers games !!! ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: melissa

“I wish I could bring Mom there to see you Uncle Bill and to be there during this time. She doesn't feel right being the only one of the kids left.. I...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Penny Tedford King - Selmer, TN

“I will mis talking to you about the giants miss teasing you about fire Marshall bill you will always be close to My hart this one is fore you uncle...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Willis hill - Cohoes - Uncle

“to my uncle bill you well be truly miss,love you!!! ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Carol Clough - schenectady, NY

“We are so sorry to hear about Mac's passing. He was a great man and it was an extreme honor to have worked with him over the years. He will be missed...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Tony Hill - Latham, NY

“My heart is so saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Amy Wood - Rotterdam, NY

“Thank you for setting up the music app on my cell phone. Your smiling face will be greatly missed at 99! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Robin & Lew - Schenectady, NY

“LOVE YOU DAD!!!! ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: John MacMillan - Schenectady, NY

“I'M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HE WILL BE MISSED. I HAD A GREAT PLEASURE TO KNOW MAC HE WAS A GREAT MAN. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Gagnon - Quaker Street, NY

“MAC was a friend of ours from VFW 1895 and Naval Reserve Rest in peace MAC ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Jerry and Lorraine Spaulding - FL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Mark and I both felt like Mac was a friend and know he will be missed dearly. He always had a smile on his face that...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Genna VanCort - Schenectady, NY

“Mac was a good man. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to have known him. RIP Mac, and Cathy, he will always be with you. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: JoAnne Oram - Glenville, NY

“I love you dad and already missing you ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Joann Ennis - hagaman, NY


William "Mac" MacMillan, 71 years old, passed suddenly on October 25, 2013 at SunnyviewRehabilitation Center in Schenectady, NY.

Mac was born September 8, 1942 in Watertown, NY, son of Olin J. and Christine Norris MacMillan.

Mac is retired from Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY where he was employed for 25 years as emergency room personnel. Mac was a member/elected official of South Schenectady Fire Department for 33 years. He was a life member of the VFW #1895 and a member of the Rotterdam Elks Lodge #2157. Mac is also a veteran of the United States Navy who proudly served for 25 years; also, he fought for his country in Vietnam.

Mac's most enjoyed hobbies were spending time with his family, watching his beloved New York Giants, and South Schenectady Fire Department. Mac was an avid member of congregation in St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Fairview Avenue in Schenectady, NY. Above all else, Mac held his grandkids very close to his heart and enjoyed spending his days with each of them, he was very proud of each of their accomplishments and goals.

Mac married Cathy L. "Hill" MacMillan in 1966; he is survived by his wife who resides in Rotterdam, NY. Mac is also survived by his three children and their spouses: John & Cija MacMillan, Joann & Kevin Ennis, Patricia & John Sandy. He has six grandchildren: Shawn M. MacMillan, Tyler R. Bennett, Christopher W. MacMillan, Erin A. MacMillan, Danielle M. Sandy (predeceased), Jurnee M. MacMillan as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mac is survived by his sister Delores Tedford; Predeceased by siblings Norma Dickey, Marilyn Arnold, Natalie Hamblin, Marlene Hill, John MacMillan, and Jack "Olin" MacMillan.

Calling hours will be held at Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union Street (at McClellan St.), Schenectady between 3pm – 8pm on Tuesday October 29, 2013.

Church services will be held on Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Fairview Avenue in Schenectady, NY at 11am followed by the procession to Memorial Gardens on 983 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Colonie, NY. Following services at the cemetery, everyone is welcome to give condolences to family and friends at a small get together at the South Schenectady Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to South Schenectady Fire Department at 6 Mariaville Road in Schenectady, NY 12306.