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TRIBUTE | Once a Miller, Always a Miller - Wall of Remembrance

18 May 2020

We understand that the difficult circumstances in which we are currently living have made it even tougher to mourn the loss of our loved ones in recent weeks, but as a football club, we wanted to reaffirm that those who have passed away remain at the forefront of our thoughts.

During the season, we often pay tribute to fans who have passed away by including a tribute to them in our matchday programme, but of course, with games on hold we have been unable to continue to do so.

With that in mind, we have created this 'Wall of Remembrance' which will hopefully allow us pay tribute to, and remember, those beloved Millers who have passed away recently.

To add a name, photo and message about your loved one, please email media@rotherhamunited.net using the subject title 'Wall of Remembrance'.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller.

 

 

In loving memory of John Garrity

Born 30th March 1957 and passed sadly passed away 27th March 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with his loving wife Joan Garrity and the rest of the family.

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In loving memory of Michael Sharp

Born 9th September 1943 and sadly passed away 18th April 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Amanda, Luke and indeed all of his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

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In loving memory of Eric Simcox

Born on 28th November 1931 and sadly passed away 24th April 2020

"Dad was a proud supporter of the Millers from a young age and began taking myself and sometimes my sister to Millmoor in the 70s, seeing many ups and downs and great times with promotions and trips to Wembley.

"Some of his last words were "How are Rotherham doing?" and then a knowing look when I reminded him about the current problems - "Still in the top two Dad" I said. 

"He was a huge fan of Tony Stewart, rightly seeing him as the saviour of the club, and had great respect for Paul Warne and the values he brings to the club, values about people that Dad 100% shared.

"Dad was proud of his Thurcroft roots, was a Headteacher at Maltby Lilly Hall juniors for 22 years and was involved with Rother Valley Schools always looking out for the youngsters.  He had a tear in his eye when I told him about Jacob Gratton's progression to the first team this year, knowing his dad Paul, through cricket and Thurcroft. 

As Dad always said - Up The Millers!"

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In loving memory of Janet Keeling

"We miss you, Nan"

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In loving memory of John Geoghegan

Born on 27th April 1952 and sadly passed away on 4th May 2020

"Dad was an ardent supporter of RUFC and had followed them since the late fifties. He had visited over 70 of the existing 92 league grounds plus many more now in non-league or no longer in existence.

"His unfaltering passion for the club led to his instatement as Club Accountant between 1998 to 2005.

"During that time, dad championed Alan Lee’s inclusion in the Republic of Ireland senior squad, writing a recommendation letter to the FAI requesting his inclusion.

"Having raised four boys as mad-keen Millers supporters, dad’s RUFC spirit and legacy will burn on brightly."

 

John was a highly-respected member of the Rotherham United club staff between 1998 and 2005 and was a friend to many during his years with the Millers.

A number of our staff who worked alongside John during his time with the club have been deeply saddened to learn of the news of his passing.

The thoughts of everyone at Rotherham United are with John's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

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In loving memory of Beryl Tissington (nee Padley) 

Born on 25th September 1937 and sadly passed away on 14th May 2020, aged 82.

"Our Mum, Beryl passed away on Thursday after a courageous fight against Covid-19.

"She had supported Rotherham United throughout her life. She was introduced to Millmoor by her Dad, Maurice as a child and supported the Millers for over 70 years.

"Despite having dementia in her later years, she still attended the occasional match and couldn't believe her eyes when she saw New York Stadium for the first time. She just kept saying: "Look at all these supporters."

"She saw many highs and lows as we all do supporting our beloved team, but she always talked about the 1980s when we had Ronnie Moore and Tony Towner. 

"Ronnie was her favourite, and it was a brilliant time to be a Miller. We also had trips to Wembley and family rivalry as she re-married a Sheffield United fan. 

"Whenever I visited her in the care home, she always asked how Rotherham were doing and each time I left her, she would always shout Up The Millers

"I am proud she introduced me to the Millers aged 6, although nearly 50 years later, I have a few grey hairs as a result of it."

Up The Millers, from her son's Darren and Neil Padley

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In loving memory of Eric Stanley Lill

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Millers supporter Eric Stanley Lill. 

"Sadly Grandad passed away after a long battle with Cancer.

"He was a life long supporter and always attended home matches."

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In loving memory of David Kirk

David, the husband of Judith, sadly passed away on 2nd March 2020.

"He was an avid Millers fan since he started at Millmoor on cushion hire at the age of 12.

"He upgraded to working in the VIP lounge for a while and we ended up running the Red and White Shop for a number of years.

"Since retiring he spent many hours on the popular management simulation game 'Football Manager' with Rotherham United playing in the Premiership - apparently he was a very good manager!

"He loved the way Paul Warne was running the Millers and we were season ticket holders for many years, both at Millmoor, Don Valley before being the first in line to secure a ticket at New York Stadium. He would have absolutely hated not been able to follow his beloved Millers in this difficult period with no football.

Miss you. Once a Miller, Always a Miller"

From Judith Kirk, Jean (sister), Martin (son) and Helen (daughter) and their families.

 

 

David is another former member of our staff who is fondly remembered by people at the club. 

We are sure that many of our supporters will remember his friendly face greeting them in the old club shop at Millmoor, which he ran for a time, while others will recall meeting him in his role in the VIP lounges.

The thoughts of everyone at Rotherham United are with David's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

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In loving memory of William Coldwell

Born 6th February 1934 and sadly passed away on 13th April 2020

 "A lifelong Rotherham United fan and Main Stand season ticket holder. 

"He'd followed the Millers through thick and thin and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller"

From Liz (Daughter) and Rob (Son).

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In loving memory of George Kemp

Who sadly passed away on 7th June 2020, aged 86, following a brave four year-long battle with Prostate Cancer.

"George was a season ticket holder man and boy at Millmoor, Don Valley and New York Stadium where he visited until his illness took hold in November.

"His Millers legacy lives on through his son, Ian, who has been key to his care throughout this difficult time, his grandson and his wife, Simon and Amanda Ward and his great grandchildren Isla and Alvie, who were the apple of his eye.

"George was a loving father to Ian and Denise, a loving grandad to Simon and Katie and a doting great grandad to Isla and Alvie. He will be sorely Missed by everyone who knew him.

"He was a proud Rotherham lad and a proud Miller telling everyone who he met: Up the Millers.

"Rest in Peace Grandad, Once a Miller, Always a Miller."

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In loving memory of Roy Bishop

Who sadly passed away following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on the 13th May 2020, aged 88.

He is now pain free and at peace. 

"My brother and I would like to thank everyone; doctors, nursing staff, assistants etc working at Lyndsey Lodge Hospice, who provided exceptional care for Dad during his final days.

"They are all super human and living proof that angels really do exist.

"Thanks also to Rotherham United who had planned a fantastic trip for him to the Millers ground in March, but unfortunately Covid19 got in the way.

"I’m sure he’s looking down from above when the season kicks off again.

"Up the Millers 

"Ian & Stephen Bishop"

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In loving memory of Harold Holyhead

Kick off - 25.07.1926

Final Whistle - 10.06.2020

"Harold was a lifelong Miller who attended his first game at the age of 6 in 1933 and was a season ticket holder up to two seasons ago, when failing health resulted in him being unable to attend the games.

"He never lost his love for the club and was able to be told of this season's promotion just before he passed 

"Harold is responsible for three generations of Millers who intend to carry on his legacy

"Once a Miller. Always a Miller."

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In loving memory of Donald Clarkson

'Grandad'

Born on 7th July 1931 and sadly passed away on 15th June 2020.

"Grandad was a massive Millers supporter watching them for over 70 years. He was a season ticket holder at both Millmoor and the New York Stadium and was also a vice president at the club for over 10 years back in our Millmoor days. 

"Grandad loved to share his memories of different matches and eras throughout his Rotherham United following. He developed my Dad’s love for the Millers and then later down the line mine too. 

"He will be deeply missed by us all but we know he will be looking down on us and the Millers with his son Robert.

"Rest in peace Grandad. Once a Miller, Always a Miller.

Laura Clarkson"

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In loving memory of Colin Binney senior

"Born on the 22nd April 1934 and sadly passed away on the 18th August 2020

"Colin was a Rotherham United fan for 72 years. He started watching the Millers in 1948 at the age of 14. He started attending games with his two brothers and started to take his son Colin in 1968. He then went on later to take grandchildren and great grandchildren to the matches. 

"He was a season ticket holder from Millmoor , Don Valley and at the New York. 

"He loved to chat about past matches and players like Rudd, Quinn, Watson and of course Ronnie Moore. 

"His last match was earlier this year at the 3-0 win against Bristol Rovers . Unfortunately he was unable to attend after this point due to becoming ill. However right until the end he would also ask when the next game was and if it was on the tv so he could watch."

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In loving memory of Dennis Flanaghan 

"Dennis Flanaghan passed away on the 7th July 2020, aged 62. He was a life long Rotherham fan. He also worked for the club for 40 years. He will be missed by all his family and friends." 

Dennis is another former member of our staff who is remembered fondly by people at the club at the football club. 

Dennis was part of the security staff at AESSEAL New York Stadium and was a hugely popular member of the team and will be sadly missed by everyone at the club.

The thoughts of everyone at Rotherham United are with Dennis' family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

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In loving memory of Alan Bierton

Born 27th December 1953 and sadly passed away 30th August 2020

"Grandad loved watching the Millers with his family and had supported the Club throughout his life, whilst regularly attended matches.

"He went to every home game with his two granddaughters Amy & Charley-Ann until recent events meant he was unable to do so.

“Grandad will be sadly missed by so many people as he touched so many hearts and the games won’t be the same without him being at the side of us.

"Rest in peace Grandad, Once a Miller, Always a Miller.

Love Amy & Charley-Ann."

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In loving memory of Russell Greensmith 

Born 19/08/1968 and sadly passed away 04/09/2020, Aged 52.

"Saturday was his favourite day of the week to go watch the millers with me (his son). We travelled all over the country and enjoyed many trips including Torquay, Cardiff and Wembley, just to name a few.

"His favourite song to sing at the match was ‘who to who to be who to be a Miller.'

"It’ll never be the same without you dad but all I can say is thanks for the memories and like you, I’ll always support the millers!"

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In loving memory of Jack Fordham

"Jack worked at the football club on the sponsors lounge door, checking tickets and showing people where to go in the lounge. This was in the days at the old Millmoor ground and when David Nicholls was our Commercial Manager.

"Dad also supported my Mom at home where she ran digs for new players to the club and John Breckin used to contact them and deliver new arrivals.

"On top of this I was the club chef on match days, a true Millers Family, I think you will agree.

"Some great times were had working and watching the Millers, trips to both Wembley sites were a great time for him.

"Dad was 82 when he passed away last weekend."

 

Jack was a member of the Rotherham United staff from the club’s time at Millmoor and is someone who is fondly remembered by everyone still at the club who knew him.

He was a friendly face to our guest sponsors, greeting all those who came into contact him with a friendly smile and was highly thought of by both staff and supporters alike.

He even welcomed goalkeepers Bobby Mimms and Billy Mercer into his home during his time in South Yorkshire, with the pair going on to become close friends of the family.

Jack passed on his love for Rotherham United to his son, Andy, who also served the club as chef for a time at Millmoor.

Andy has written the above words in tribute to his dad and we would like to reaffirm that the thoughts of everyone at Rotherham United are with Jack's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

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In loving memory of Roger Brittain

"Roger and his family owned Brittain Brothers (Rotherham Ltd) a furniture and electrical shop in Rotherham at two locations for over 100 years.

"Many fans, players and managers used Brittain's over the years and they also had sponsor boards at Millmoor. He had many a story about players and managers going into the store. 

"Roger supported the Millers all his life and although he didn’t get to many matches recently he always looked out for the results. He kept others up to date with their position too and regularly rung his old pal Graham Smith to discuss them. More recently he had taken his grandson Alex and son-in-law when they came to visit him as they live in Warwick.  They had planned to go again. Alex, a keen footballer himself, is now a fan!"

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In loving memory of David Pearman

Born 16th June 1960 and sadly passed away 27th September 2020

"Dave was a dedicated Rotherham United fan and a season ticket holder all his adult life.

"Dave loved to talk about football to anyone and everyone and was delighted when he received a phone call from Paul Warne on his 60th birthday.

"Dave’s family would like to thank Rotherham Hospice for their excellent care and for enabling Dave to listen to the commentary of the Wycombe v Rotherham match. Dave was able to signify that he heard the late winning goal with a ‘thumbs-up’.  

"Dave will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends.  Rest in peace.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller."

From your loving partner Diane

 

"Dave was a trusted friend of 38yrs, having met him on holiday in Majorca in 1982.

"He was a true Yorkshireman - he said what he thought about people and had a kind heart.

"Anyone that knew him or met him found that out and became friends or associates.

"He helped many people with anything they needed and was always there for them.

"Dave was a true Rotherham United supporter, having season tickets at Millmoor, Don Valley Stadium & AESSEAL New York Stadium.

"He went to Wembley for Play-off and cup finals and travelled away to many grounds, including my team Birmingham City's, St.Andrews. Even while continuing his treatment for cancer.

"Dave was a true Miller!

He will be sadly missed by all his family & friends but never forgotten."

From a close friend and Birmingham City supporter, Anthony Village

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In loving memory of Ken Tupling

Rotherham United were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of lifelong supporter, Ken Tupling.

Ken was not only a season ticket holder of 15 years and a follower of the Millers throughout his life, but an individual who we were incredibly proud to have involved with the Rotherham United Disabled Supporters’ Association.

The many hours that he devoted to RUDSA came from his passion to help others, whilst engaging in a sport and football club that gave him so much enjoyment.

Millers fans may also have met Ken as a result of his many years involved with local grassroots football, which included him taking on the role as Appointments Secretary for the Rotherham Referees’ Association during the 1980s as well as officiating many fixtures at that level himself.

Ken will be sadly missed by everyone here at Rotherham United, those he encountered in RUDSA and the many people he came across in the area through his links to grassroots football.

The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Ken’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

 

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[Ken is pictured next to Tony Stewart, third from right, above]

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In loving memory of Roy Parkin

Roy sadly passed away on 30th March 2021, aged 91.

“On 30th March 2021 we saw a true legend take his last breath.

“At 91-years-old he left behind his daughter and son-in-law, granddaughters and their husbands/partners.

“Roy also leaves behind five great grandsons and his great granddaughter.

“Not only have we all lost this little fella, but RUFC has also lost a true fan.

“He couldn’t get to see many matches as he got older but he never missed the commentary on the radio or the sub titles and he never stopped supporting his beloved Millers.

“He had such a tough year having to shield throughout and all he wanted was to have a pint at the local pub.

“To those of you reading this when the pubs open up on the 12th be sure you raise a glass to our local legend, Roy Parkin, a cheeky little cutie who will be missed by all.”

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In loving memory of Eric Beeley

Born: 08.07.38  Passed Away: 06.04.21

Eric was a proud and lifelong supporter of the Millers, never having a bad word against them no matter how the team played.

He loved going to the games, always one of the first in the ground and the last one out.

We would like to thank Paul Warne for sending a personal message whilst he was ill and it brought a smile to his face just before he passed away.

One of his last comments was: "That Paul is such a humble and wonderful guy."

His family will miss him at the games and wished they could have had a chance to take him to one more match.

They know he will be watching down on them, still shouting for the team to win.

Rest in Peace, Dad.    

Love Kevin, Darren and all the family.

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In loving memory of Lindsay Webb

Born on 4th December 1960 and sadly passd away on 1st June 2021

"Lindsay passed away on 1st June 2021 following a courageously fought battle against cancer.

"Even though a failing body took him away from this world, his strong and positive mindset will live on through family and friends who will honour his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

"A successful businessman who had reached his goal of having been retired for more years than he had worked and who enjoyed the simple pleasures of home life, a good movie, a glass of Jack Daniels, and of course, his beloved Rotherham United.

"Lindsay is survived by his wife, Tessa; a son, Josey, daughter-in-law, Kayleigh, and granddaughter, Lola; a daughter, Louise; a step-daughter, Emma; a brother, Andrew; and sister, Carol.

"He will be loved and remembered always.

"Donations in Lindsay's memory, if desired, to Bassetlaw Hospice, or the Red Cross, from whom Lindsay received the most amazing care in his final weeks, can be made using the link below.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/LindsayWebb4

 

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In loving memory of Chris 'Irish' Larkin

1931-2021

"Chris followed the Millers since he moved over to England in the 1950s from Ireland and was hooked from his first game.

"He was a season ticket holder for many years, most recently in the family stand, following the team home and away with four generations of Millers! 

"Some of his greatest joys included seeing the club move to their new stadium and their recent magnificent Wembley wins. He dressed as a Leprechaun to bring them the luck of the Irish at Wembley.

"He loved going to the games with his son-in-law, grandson and great grandson and was immensely proud to be a Miller and to see his family support the team he loved. 

"Ronnie Moore commented 'he will be a great loss to the Millers family'"

 

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In loving memory of David Frowen

"David was a massive Millers fan, who sadly passed away aged 59 in January 2021.

"He was father to Sian Radcliffe and husband of Lisa Frowen and will be missed by all who knew and loved him."

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In loving memory of Peter Gilbert

"In loving memory of our Dad and Grandad Peter Gilbert, who was born 3rd January 1935 and sadly passed away on 17th May 2021.

"A lifelong Millers fan."

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In loving memory of Derrick Monks

Born on 5th July 1939 and sadly passed away in February 2021.

"Derrick was a lifelong Rotherham fan and will be missed greatly by his family, friends and all who knew him.

"Up The Millers.

"From his loving children

"Paul, Lee, Julie and Tina."

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In loving memory of Alan Gill

"Alan was a lifelong Millers supporter who will be missed by his loving wife Ann and everyone who knew him.

"Rest in Peace."

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In loving memory of Terry Workman 

Who sadly passed away in May 2021.

A loving husband, dad and granddad. 

"Dad loved coming to see RUFC with his good friend Alan and cheering them on. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends."

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In loving memory of Peter Matthewman 

Born 6th October 1943 and sadly passed away on 11th June 2021. 

"Peter was an avid Rotherham supporter from the age of nine and remained a season ticket holder right up until his passing, aged 77. 

"His passion and loyalty to the Millers continues on through his family. 

"Peter leaves behind his loving wife Brenda, son Wayne, daughter Marie, daughter-in-law Jen, son-in-law Andy, grandchildren Katie, Alice, Jack, Daniel and also great-granddaughters Isabelle and Heidi. 

"Peter will visit AESSEAL New York Stadium one last time on 1st July, before we say our final goodbyes.

"Peter was truly, 'ambitious, but brilliant', right until the very end." 

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In loving memory of Mick Lilleyman

Born on 29th August 1946 and sadly passed away on 20th June 2021

“A lifelong Miller and season ticket holder.

“Husband of Sue, Father to Emma and Philip, Father-in-law to Simon and Helen.  Much loved Grandad to Annie, Edith, Charlie and Chloe.

“A very special man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

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In loving memory of Margaret Topham

“She was an avid Millers fan and even though she lived in Cambridge for 40 years, she followed the Millers as much as she could.

“In her later years she would sit with a glass of sherry and crisps watching the scores every match. 

“Her and my uncle were shareholders while we were at Millmoor, he died 21 years ago. She kept their love for RUFC going and as a Millers season ticket holder myself I would keep her in the loop with our wonderful club.” 

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In loving memory of Scott Ellis

"Dad absolutely loved Rotherham United up until his passing.

"An incredibly spirited fan, Dad would support his team constantly, whether that was attending the matches or chanting 'Up the Millers' at the TV screen.

"After being a loyal season ticket holder (and avid collector of the many RUFC kit shirts!), it's a shame he isn't here with us to watch the team continue to thrive <3 

"I miss you Dad - from your loving daughter, Kennedy."

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In loving memory of Mary Kettle

Born on 16th October 1932 and sadly passed away on 30th April 2021.

"Mum had many treasured memories following the Millers over many decades.

"She enjoyed away days and great family days out at Wembley, as well as being a proud holder of a season ticket at the age of 88.

"Mum first started going to the matches in the 1940s as a teenager with her sister Shirley and uncle. She often spoke about the great signings of the 50s and thoroughly enjoyed a cup match away day to Newcastle during this decade when the Millers won 3-1.

"Mum loved family occasions in hospitality and a particular highlight was meeting John Breckin and Paul Warne.

"Mary the Miller was always positive and upbeat, her love for the Millers lives on with her family, especially through her grandchildren."

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In loving memory of Brian McMillan 

Born on 2nd September 1946 and sadly passed away on 23rd March 2021.

"In his youth, Brian played for Rotherham boys and remained a Miller for life. 

"He was a season ticket holder and a lifelong Miller through the good times and the bad. 

"He loved a Saturday afternoon watching the match with his family and friends. 

"We miss you." 

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In loving memory of Peter Hardisty

Who sadly passed away on 14th June 2021, aged 91.

"He loved the new stadium but was proud to have used his moped to get to Hillsbrough to watch the Millers beat Arsenal in the FA Cup replay in the early 1960’s.

"Our phone conversations when I worked in East Africa were always about the Millers each week.

"The good and the bad of always being a Miller

"RIP Dad. Once a Miller, always a Miller."

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In loving memory of Shaun Hadfield

Who sadly passed away on 24th June 2020 

"He grew up going to Millmoor every Saturday and Tuesday and even some away matches.

"His condition forced him to watch from home but he never lost his passion for the team and battled to the very end.

"He will be missed by many. 

"ONCE A MILLER, ALWAYS A MILLER"

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In loving memory of Brian Johnson 

"My husband Brian Johnson and dad to Jordan and Lewis, 29/11/62 - 09/07/21 died peacefully, aged 58 after a long illness.

"Brian was The Millers' biggest fan, many players and staff would have come across Brian at some point during his 50 years supporting the club.

"He was very vocal with his support and criticism, just look back at the supporters group on Facebook, Brian was very popular.

"Brian first watched the Millers when he was about 10 years old when the Rotherham bus turned up before the Doncaster bus. 

"He and his friend watched the Millers and never looked back.  He had the upmost respect for Chairman Tony Stewart and was a huge fan of Ronnie Moore and he once ran on the pitch and chased Steve Evans and they ended up in a warm embrace when Millers were promoted to Championship! 

"We miss you more than words, Brian. 

"Once a Miller, Always a Miller!"

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In loving memory of Ken Gratton

We have been deeply saddened to hear of the passing of lifelong Millers fan, Ken Gratton.

"Ken was a long-time season ticket holder, who hoped to one day see his grandson, Jacob, make the Millers first team.

Once a Miller, Always a Miller."

The thoughts of everyone at Rotherham United are with Jacob and his family at this incredibly difficult time. It is safe to say you've made him very proud.

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In loving memory of Neil Sheppard

Neil Sheppard passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday 10th August at his home in Doncaster.

“Neil was a lifelong Millers fan and will be sadly missed by his wife Andrea, son Scott and daughter Jade”.

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In loving memory of Mark Moody

Born on 30th March 1967 and sadly passed away on 17th August 2021.

Mark was a massive Millers fan who sadly passed away suddenly but peacefully on 17th August 2021 surrounded by his family. 

He will be missed by not only his friends and family but also those who knew him. 

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In loving memory of Rev Neil Drayton

"Before he moved to Rotherham in 1992 he may have supported Manchester United, but he soon became a big supporter of his local team.

"Taking his children to Millmoor might not have always been appreciated, but his sons became season ticket holders and his daughter married a Mr Miller.

"Memories provided by the Millers all over the country were treasured by him until he passed away, aged 61, on 22nd July 2021 after suffering with Motor Neurone Disease.

"He will be sorely missed by those who loved him but we will all continue to remember the great times shared."

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In loving memory of Adam Dewick

Born 16th July 1982 and passed away 27th August 2021. 

Match day was Adam's favourite day of the week. He loved everything about it, the anticipation, the banter, the beer and of course the win. He stood proudly with his two sons.

He leaves our hearts and our ears empty, football and music being his two passions. 

Pre having his children Adam spent much of his time up and down the country following the Millers. He could recite the score, the time and the player like it was yesterday.

Adam leaves behind three mini Millers, James, Jude and Lyla.

Forever in our hearts.

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In loving memory of Es Grattan

Once a Miller, Always a Miller (and occasionally a Blade!)

Born on 25th January 1937 and sadly passed away on 17th 9 September2021

"A true legend and hero to all who knew him.

"A sincere and genuine family man who gave everything to his kids , grandkids and great grandkids.

"He will be sadly missed every day but so fondly remembered for his smile and his generosity to everyone who had the pleasure to meet him.

"Thank you to all at RUFC hospitality who always made him feel so welcome.

"Love from all the family."

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In loving memory of Ronny Stocks

"Before his illness he attended every away and home game.

"He wouldn’t miss one. Match days were his favourite."

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In loving memory of Glen Lightfoot

"Glen was a season ticket holder and avid lifelong Millers supporter.

"His favourite place in the world was AESSEAL New York Stadium at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon in the company of his sons, with a famous Pukka Pie and a Bovril in each hand.

"He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

"Once a Miller, Always a Miller."

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