Drew Anthony Millier


Drew Anthony Millier, 39, of Saratoga Springs, New York, passed away on December 13, 2021. Drew is survived by his wife, Trisha and daughters Sophie and Olivia.

Born on December 27, 1981 in Ware, Massachusetts, Drew lived his life committed to service. After high school, he joined the United States Navy, where he rose through the ranks to become Petty Officer First Class (MM1). While in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Olympia out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and completed his tour at NPTU Ballston Spa as an instructor. Throughout nine years of service, he was the recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Battle E Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Drew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Master’s Degree in Environmental Health (MEH). He went on to work in the environmental health and safety field. Most recently, he was a Principal Compliance Engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory.

Drew was a member of the Free Masons at Wadsworth Lodge No. 417 in Albany, New York, and served as a member of the Scottish Rite, the Capital City Commandery No.2, the Cyprus Shriners, and the Kaa Rheu Vahn Grotto. He was also the founding member of the Knights of St. Andrew in New York State. Additionally, Drew was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Ballston Spa.

A devoted husband and father, Drew’s dedication and love for his family was unparalleled. He was an enthusiastic supporter of all his daughters’ passions and cherished every dance party, art project, fashion show, and pedicure. Drew and Trisha were truly best friends and soulmates, bonded through their humor, love of travel, and commitment to family life and fun. Outspoken since birth, Drew’s charisma and mischievousness were apparent from an early age. He loved playing pranks on his parents and siblings; they were lucky when they were able to reciprocate. As a friend, he was the first to crack a joke, lend a hand, and celebrate. Truly a child at heart, he was able to capture the hearts of all the kids in his neighborhood, whether he was emceeing the neighborhood Fourth of July parade or teaching them honor during his annual Memorial Day service.

In addition to his wife and children, Drew is also survived by his parents, Richard and Sharon Millier; his sister Holly DeJessa (Joseph); brother, Brett Millier (Michelle); and nephews Logan and Jacob.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, December 19 from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A mass of catholic burial will be celebrated 9am Monday, December 20 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Drew may be made to the Military Veteran Project at http://www.militaryveteranproject.org/donation.html

Guest Book

Andrea Cooper and Eric Sage

Words cannot express the sorrow we share with you with the loss of Drew. He was brilliant, funny, and delightfully & brutally honest. We will miss his brilliance, humor, selflessness, wit, his mastery of the Scottish accent, and most of all his friendship.
While there is a hole in our hearts where Drew is supposed to be, we will try to fill it with the wonderful memories we have shared over the (holy cow!) long time we have known each other.

Trish, I want you to know that the love that you and Drew shared, and you both insisting that I was “single not desperate” (I still have that mug), was what made me search for a similar relationship which I found with Eric. (Granted he does not have the ability to sing “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” in full Scottish brogue, but he is handy.)

Eric and I look forward to making future memories with you and the girls, and Drew will always be in our hearts.

Erick Mau

No words can ease the pain, but I know Heaven is better now that Drew is there. His passion and love live on in each of us. We are all better for having him in our lives. May God give you and your family extra grace and peace.

Our deepest love,

Erick & Hollie Mau

Gloria Swanson Ream

Drew will always be in your hearts and minds forever. He will always be with you.
Sending much love and prayers to Drew’s family and friends. Wishing you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

I am a friend of Drew’s parents.

Emily DeFazio

Drew was an amazing person. My memories of him and Trish are among some of my favorite from my time in Hawaii. I count myself as fortunate to have been his friend.

Joe and Robyn Scotland

We were so lucky to have known you and called you a friend!!!! You were so full of life and we had some really fun times with you. Your laugh was contagious and we just couldn’t help but smile when we were around you. We loved and will continue to love your family! Rest peacefully!

Katherine Brickley

We loved Drew at the GE ELC...his energy and humor were great assets along with his work ethic made him a very welcome part of our team. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to the Family.

The Baker Family

Our hearts are filled with sadness to hear about Drew's passing. The Baker Family sends their deepest condolences to the Millier Family and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jason Nitz and the SNK crew

Condolences to Drew’s Family. We worked with Drew the last 3 or 4 years and got to know him a bit. He always seemed to be a happy go lucky guy and was fun to be around. He was a young guy with much going for him. He will be missed. RIP.

Andrew Stevens

I served with Drew on USS Olympia and I remember him as being a kind and sarcastic guy who always drew the attention of those around him. The world lost an awesome human being and I want to offer my deeply heartfelt condolences to his family. Drew, you are greatly missed.

Kellie Johnston

You’re already missed so much by all who knew you. Prayers for your family during this time and moving forward. Rest easy Drew xoxo

Darrell Perkins

I am the Sr. Pastor of Full Foundation Pentecostal Church in Glens Falls, NY. I am also a former coworker of Drew’s. Our prayers and love go out to his family. Drew was a loving husband, father and friend. His sense of humor and care for others made him someone the brightens up a room. We thank God for blessing us with the deposits he made in our lives.

Kelly McDermott

Drew…. I will always remember you had the warmest … and sometimes goofiest smile! Your family and I have shared the most amazing experiences with welcoming your babes into the world .. a nervous papa bear, you were! Rest peacefully in strength and repose …. You will not be forgotten

Lorena O’Brien

Drew, You will be missed by all that were lucky enough to know you. I will miss you, your stories, sarcasm, humor, smile and laugh! The office won’t be the same without you.
Trisha, Olivia and Sophie, my deepest condolences.
Rest In Peace Drew. Godspeed.

Linda Mudaj

To Drew, Family, and Friends

Drew was my loving son-in-law. He called me "Mom" in a sweet, respectful way. I will always miss his kind words and amazing sense of humor. His willingness to help at any time was second nature to Drew. He knew how to take the initiative with thoughtfulness and an expertise unique only to him. His devotion to my daughter and lovely granddaughters set the standard as the head of a very happy
household.

Drew's memory will live forever in my heart and in my soul. He will be terribly missed on earth.
But God needed his exceptional angel to serve him in heaven. So, it comforts me to know he's
rejoicing with our Lord!

May God keep you in his care, my precious son-in law.

Campese Family

So sorry for your loss. He was an important, positive force at work and he will be missed greatly.

Nick, Liz, Vinny Campese.

Kevin Torres

Drew was one of my very favorite people that I had the pleasure getting to know during my time in the US Navy. His personality was so positive. I'm truly sorry for his family and other friends. Rest in peace brother.

Nancy DiLorenzo

Trisha and family,
I worked with Drew at FieldCore. He made our team laugh constantly! It is so hard to believe that someone who lit up any room he walked into, is gone. His light was diminished way too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Soon, may peace find you and you can remember all the fun and amazing times together, with less sorrow and tears.

Michael Schermerhorn

I was Drew’s Chief on the USS Olympia. He was a great guy and always hard working. His heart was as big as they come. This world has lost a great man and his loss will be felt. My heart goes out to his family. I am so sorry for your loss, but know he touched many lives in a positive way.

Stuart Shickel

Very sorry to hear of his passing. Shared many laughs with him.

Pete Fox

It is with great sadness that we read of Drew’s passing. He was a wonderful man. We met Drew as a result of our grandchildren playing with Sophie and Olivia. We always respected his energy and devotion to his family. We saw him in action at a Flag Day event at school when Sophie was in kindergarten, and he was such a good role model of citizenship for children. We will miss him, and we send our deepest condolences. Sincerely, Pete & Jane Fox

MRS Genevieve E Murphy

So very sorry for your loss, my prayers for you and your family at this most terrible time in your life. My grandaughter and your youngest daughter are classmates, if you're trying to figure out who I am, I am Gens mom. My prayers, condolences and sadness to you and your family

Walt Ramsey

Rest in Peace my friend

Donna McGann

Trish and family,
No words could ever even begin to express the sadness that we feel for all of you. We will treasure the memories of great times together. My favorite of course was out on my back deck on Meadowlark Drive with Drew impersonating the lemurs from the Madagascar movie. Laughing until we cried!!! Heaven has gained one Special man. May you rest in peace buddy.

Donna, Larry and Matthew

Adrian Skinner

I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words. He will be missed.

Judy (NanieO) ODonnell

Trisha, Sophie and Olivia, my heart and prayers are with you during this time. Your husband and dad will always be a part of you, and with you in your heart. There’s a star twinkling in the sky just for you.

Amanda Matuszyk

My deepest sympathies are with Drew's wife and little girls, family, and friends. He always knew how to spread joy and laughter amongst the group at he ELC. It was my privilege to have worked with him and to have gotten to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Christina, Steffen, Sterling, Zayle

Dear Trish, Sophie, and Olivia,

The world was a better place with Drew in it. The love, and devotion he had for the three of you was unmatched. We are grateful to have been able to call Drew a friend. We are sending you all of our love.

Jacqueline Barber

Drew,
There are no words to describe the void. We can no longer hear that infectious laugh coming from the quad or the training room. We will all miss that smile you gave to everyone. Fly high and godspeed buddy

Jackie B.

Marie Miller

To the family and friends of Drew -

I never had the honor of meeting Drew, but as a colleague and friend of Aimee Herring, I wish to offer my sincere condolences. His obituary painted a picture of a beautiful person that I am sadden to have never met. The world was richer for his life spent among us and we are now the poorer for his loss.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace and may is soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.