Obituary of James W. Millner
James (Jim) W. Millner died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 63.
Jim was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Trenton, NJ. He attended college at the University of Rochester and later completed his law degree at the New England School of Law. Upon his graduation from law school, Jim joined the office of the Public Defender where he continued to work for the last 35 years; including the final 20 that he spent representing juveniles in the Family Court. Jim was awarded the Middlesex County Bar Association’s 2014 Criminal Trial Practice Attorney of the Year.
Jim was dedicated to the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 324 of New Brunswick. With the Elks, Jim was the longtime chairman of the Special Children’s Committee that, among other things, hosts an annual Holiday party and sends special needs children to Camp Moore each year. Jim also facilitated New Jersey’s only arts program for autistic children and their siblings, known as the Very Special Arts program.
Jim was extremely devoted to his family. Jim dedicated his life to helping youth in need as he truly felt a desire to better the lives of those less fortunate than he. He had the highest level of integrity and honor in everything that he did. He enjoyed playing tennis, collecting sea shells along the beach, and listening to reggae music.
Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years Susan (Meyer) Millner; daughter Emily (Millner) Frabizio, her husband Jason, and their son Jason; son Gordon Millner and his wife Maria (Raspa) Millner; and his father Stanley Millner; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues. Jim was predeceased by his mother Elaine (Cohen) Millner.
The funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple located at 222 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, N.J. Shiva will be observed at the Millner home following the funeral on Sunday, as well as Monday and Tuesday from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM and 6:00PM-9:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Special Children’s Committee of the New Brunswick Elks #324 at 40 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
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