Elliott and Sandy traveled all over the world hiking and playing music, giving lectures in the US, India, Russia, China, Europe, and Canada. The best time was in England in the 1960’s during the Swinging London Nureyev Fontaine mini skirt years. They made friends which they have kept till now.
Elliott and Sandy formed a big band called The Magnolia Klezmer Band and it became a major interest of theirs till the present. Over the years, they played over 200 public performances. Music became a life passion of Elliott’s which also included Jazz, Russian and Balkan music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Lillian Mills.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sandy Portnoy Mills, the love of his life; a daughter, Jenny Alina Mills of Burlington, Vermont, and son, Michael Cuong Mills of Orange Beach, Alabama. Grandchildren include Zachary Elijah Mills, Avin Cuong Mills, Daniel Mills, and Chaney and Blaine Greenwood.