Age 85, of Chelsea, MI, passed away December 21, 2018. He was born June 10, 1933, in Lansing, MI, to Charles E. Millar and Pamelia Millar and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Susan Pirnie Millar; sons, Timothy (Debra) Millar, Stephen (Sandy) Millar and Peter (Thana) Millar; daughter, Elizabeth (Tony) Sensoli; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Chuck graduated with a BA from Albion College, a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and Master of Communication from Michigan State University. After serving as an Episcopal parish priest, Chuck forged careers in consulting and public service, retiring from the State of Michigan as Director of the Michigan Public Service Commission.
What made Chuck such a special man was the exemplary life he led. His deep faith was manifest in a life of service. Active in the Civil Rights Movement, Chuck served in the front lines of Freedom Summer, the 1964 drive to register African Americans to vote in the south. As a public servant, he was on the cutting edge in treating drug addiction and promoting energy efficiency.
In his personal life, Chuck never stopped examining the human condition and devoted himself to improving it. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather; Chuck was immensely proud of his children and grandchildren. He was an active, engaged grandparent, giving of his time, energy and wisdom. His hobbies included music, sailing and woodworking; he loved the out-of-doors.
There will be two funeral services for Chuck; Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church of Ann Arbor and Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lansing.
Memorial contributions may be made to Episcopal Relief and Development Fund, St. Clare’s Episcopal Church of Ann Arbor, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Lansing. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.