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Milton Jr., 89
PORTLAND -- John Warren Milton Jr., 89, died Friday, Feb.14, 2014, after a short illness. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, son of the late John W. and Alice M. (Bryant) Milton, he lived in Bath, Auburn, Portland, Yarmouth, and Gorham. As a young man he spent summers working at his parents' business, Milton's Lakeside Cabins, in Winthrop, where he met his future wife.
He served in the U.S. Army's 26th Infantry 'Yankee' Division during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, and was proud of a medal and certificate awarded by France for his role in the Liberation. After the war, he finished a degree in history from Bates College, studied accounting, and worked in the insurance business. He married Dorothy Jordan in 1952 and raised four children.
After 'retirement,' he and Dorothy owned Elena's, a popular breakfast and lunch spot in Yarmouth. They enjoyed traveling in a small RV, visiting friends and family, and spending winters in Arizona and Florida. A great reader, especially of history and biography, Warren would often bring a dozen books back from weekly library trips. He was a talented artist and painted the Maine coast in oils and watercolors.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Portland, son, Jack, and his wife, Susan, of South Portland, daughter, Eileen, and her husband, Robert Johnson, of Longmont Colo., son, James and his wife, Vicki, of Golden, Colo., daughter, Martha, of Old Orchard Beach; four grandchildren; and a sister, Claire, and her husband, John Sullivan, of Auburn.
Visiting hours are 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19,at Jones-Rich-Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland. Burial will be in the spring at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.
Jones, Rich & Hutchins
Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home
199 Woodford Street
Portland, ME 04103
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 18, 2014