Robert S. “Bob” Milligan
March 20, 1934 ‒ January 20, 2012
Robert S. “Bob” Milligan, age 77, formerly of Joselyn Avenue, Mansfield, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
He was born March 20, 1934 in Mifflin the son of James S. and RaeEtta (Remaley) Milligan and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1952. He also attended Murray State College in Murray, Kentucky.
A U.S. Army veteran, Robert served two years stateside with the NIKE Missile Unit outside Baltimore, Maryland.
On October 29, 1955 he married Beverly J. Milligan who preceded him in death on February 22, 2003.
Robert worked in die maintenance for 36 years at the General Motors Plant in Ontario. He retired in April of 1994.
A lifelong area resident, he was a member of Southside Christian Church, Mansfield Liederkrantz, and the Lexington Elks.
He enjoyed woodworking and golf. Robert was a kind friend and loving father, just about everyone he came in contact with adored him.
Robert is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law Timothy S. and Carla Milligan of Mansfield, Thomas S. and Corinne Milligan of Grand Junction, Colorado, Jeffrey B. and Julie Milligan of Lewis Center and David P., CWO3 and Kim Milligan of Okinawa, Japan; three grandsons Robert, Matt and Gage; four granddaughters Kacey, Beth, Maggie and Katie; a sister and brother-in-law LaDonna and Ron Secrist of Mansfield; and his close friend Sue Pelasky of Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Lintern will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Contributions in his memory to Southside Christian Church may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the Milligan family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.