Herbert W. Milliman, 71, of 86 E. Lansing Rd., Groton, NY, passed away on December 28, 2012, after an extended illness.

He was born in Cortland, NY, on January 6, 1941, the only child of the late William Milliman and Garnett Tearman.

Herb was a graduate of Lansing High School, where he excelled in sports, and was later inducted into Lansing High School's Hall of Fame and Section 4 Hall of Fame. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. After an honorable discharge from service, he was employed for many years as a Public Safety Officer at Cornell University.

Herb is survived by his wife, Debra Milliman; children, Michael Milliman (Tammy), Doreen Osterman (Mark), Douglas Milliman; grandchildren, Brian, Nolan, Kyle and Erica Milliman, Troy and Logan Osterman; stepchildren, Kristie Oplinger and Jeffrey Oplinger (Beth); step grandchildren, Benjamin and Michael Ward, Adam, Jenna and Jaxson Oplinger and Evan Manaseri.

A graveside service, with Military Honors, at North Lansing Cemetery will be held in the spring, and will be announced at that time.

Those who wish to make a contribution in Herb's memory, kindly consider the Tompkins County SPCA, 1640 Hanshaw Rd.,; The Cancer Resource Center of the Fingerlakes, 612 W. State St.; or Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., all in Ithaca, NY 14850.

Lansing Funeral Home is assisting the family.