Petty Officer 1st Class, Navy

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.