VIENNA- Philip “Skip” Milford, 78, of Vienna passed away peacefully on Sunday morning June 3, 2018 while a patient at Hospice House in Poland with his compassionate nurse Julie by his side.
He was born November 18, 1939 in Barberton, OH a son of Fred and Teresa (Pitz) Milford.
Phil was a graduate of Barberton High School and enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. where he would proudly serve for four years with the 10th Marine Artillery while at Camp Lejeune with the Fleet Marine Force before receiving his honorable discharge as an E4 Corporal for his service rendered to our country.
He was employed by General Motors Lordstown for thirty-three years before his retirement. He truly cherished all the friendships that were made over the years with all his coworkers.
In earlier years Phil had enjoyed bowling and has always loved his Ohio State Buckeyes. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends, in addition he had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make everyone laugh. He was the most loving, caring and devoted husband a wife could ever dream of.
He leaves behind to hold onto his precious memories his beloved wife and best friend, the former Judith Lyngstad, whom he married July 16, 1983, three children Thomas A. Milford and his wife Kathy of Santee, CA, Courtney Collins and her companion Tom Miller of Vienna, OH, Christopher Collins and his companion Cari Bobb of Dresden, OH; three grandchildren Zachary Collins, Madeline Collins, and Andrew Milford, and two sisters Ellen Milford of North Carolina, and Paula Mahoney of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Thomas, Larry “Super”, and Fred “Butch” Milford.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Dillon & Santucci Funeral Home, 4471 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, OH.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday morning beginning at 11:00AM in the funeral home with Pastor Scott Flanders of New Life Community Church officiating.
Entombment will take place at Meadow Brook Memorial Park in Champion.
Phil’s family would like to especially thank Kim M. and Dennis from Hospice of the Valley along with the nurses and staff of Hospice House, and the friends and neighbors for all the care, love, support and compassion that was shown to us and to Phil throughout this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market Street Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Dillon & Santucci Funeral Home, 4471 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473 (330) 856-0918.
Family and friends may visit www.dillon-santucci.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Milford Family.
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