M. VillaniBERLIN — Mildred Ann “Milly” Villani, 80, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at her home. Born in Berlin, she was the daughter of the late Ernest M. Tyndall and Mildred Jackson Tyndall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis P. “Frank” Villani in 2002.
Mrs. Villani is survived by her eight nieces and nephews, Diane Tyndall Powell and her husband, Tom, of Millsboro, David Tyndall and his wife, Kelly, of Glendale, Ariz. (and his former wife, Bambi, whom she loved dearly), Pamela Tyndall Van Dyck and her husband, Barry, of Granger, Ind., Connie Tyndall Warren and her husband, Tom, of Cincinnati, Paul Sturgis and his wife, Barbara, of Princess Anne, Frank Sturgis and his wife, Kathy, of Eden, Md., Gary Tyndall and his wife, Linda, of Mardela Springs, Md., and Wally Cropper and his wife, Tanya, of Berlin. There are numerous great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her beloved Siamese cats, Molly and Cookie, and her card club friends.
She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Ernest “Jack” Tyndall, Nevis L. Tyndall, Louis I. Tyndall, and a sister, Peggy Tyndall Sturgis.
Milly was a 1947 graduate of Buckingham High School, who worked for 26 years as a teller and bookkeeper for Calvin B. Taylor Bank. She later worked part time at Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club. She was an active member of Buckingham Presbyterian Church, serving as an ordained elder and ordained deacon, and she served on the board of trustees for two terms. She was also stewardship treasurer for 23 years.
She was a member for more than 62 years, and past president of the Boggs Disharoon American Legion Auxiliary Unit #123 and served as treasurer for several years. She worked as a volunteer and treasurer for the American Cancer Society (Worcester County Unit) for 40 years, working tirelessly with patients. She was awarded the first “Cup of Hope Trophy” for her years of service in 1991.
A funeral service will be held at Buckingham Presbyterian Church at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Matt Trask will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to Buckingham Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ms. Sally Kohler, P.O. Box 248, Berlin, Md. 21811. Arrangements are in the care of Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.