BRUNSWICK — William K. Millar Sr., 95, a longtime resident of Brunswick, died Sept. 27, 2014, at Winship Green in Bath.

He was born in Springfield, MA., on April 27, 1919, son of James and Annie Rafferty Millar. He graduated from Plymouth, NH High School in 1937 and from the University of New Hampshire in 1942, where he was president of TKE fraternity and was active in track.

He was an Army veteran of WW II and was the recipient of a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Bronze Star while serving with the 104 Infantry Division.

His experiences during the liberation of Nordhausen Concentration Camp led him to be active in the Maine Holocaust Commission. He traveled and spoke at schools throughout the state so that young people could know from a firsthand witness the horrors of the holocaust.

He married Edith Wright in Gardiner on Feb. 25, 1944.

Mr. Millar was a member of First Parish Church and American Legion Post 171 in Harpswell.

He was predeceased by a brother, James Millar and two sisters, Ruth Ann Millar and Grace Millar.

He is survived by his wife Edith currently living in Bath; two sons, William K. Millar Jr. and his wife Susan, Daniel S. Millar and his wife Lorrie and a daughter, Anne Heinig and her husband Christopher, all of North Harpswell; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at First Parish Church, Maine Street, Brunswick. Friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. For those unable to attend, condolences to the family may be posted and a tribute of his life viewed at www.brackettfuneralhome.c om.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, ME 04011; Harpswell Neck Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 8, Harpswell, ME 04079 or the Coastal Human Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.