Updated: Feb 12
JOHN P. “Jack” MILFORD, Jr., 80, of Parker passed away Wednesday evening January 13, 2021 at Butler Memorial Hospital of complications due to Covid-19 virus.
Born in Butler, Pa. on November 10, 1940, he was the son of the late John P., Sr. and Eula S. Bowser Milford.
He attended the former Parker High School and graduated from East Forest High School near Marienville.
Jack was a member of Parker United Methodist Church, F.&A.M. Lodge #521 of Parker City, and the Coudersport Consistory, and a social member of VFW Post 7073 of Parker.
Mr. Milford dedicated many years of his life to the Parker community serving as an active member of the Parker City Vol. Fire Dept. and serving as Chief of the Dept. nearly thirteen years.
He was employed as a pipefitter for the former Quaker State Refinery of Emlenton until its closing, and then was employed by DuFerco Steel Corp. of Ferral, Pa. (near Sharon) until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, the former Maxine Blymiller whom he married December 9, 1959; one daughter and husband Jacqui (Steve) Shook of Parker; three sons: John Kevin (Marsha) Milford and Randy Milford of Parker, and Mark (Alison) Milford of Emlenton; Grandchildren: Jonathan (Sarah) Milford, Kayla (Tyler) Albert, Marqui (Nathan) Bowser, Lindsay (Corey) Sherman, Marlee (Adam) Huth, Emily (Matt) Conner, Jackson (Emily) Shook, and Kelsey Milford and companion Devin; Great-grandchildren: Ava and Liam Milford, Harper Albert, Waylon Sherman, Hendrix and Sawyer Huth, and Carter Shook; also cousins, nieces, and nephews; and close cousin Lynne Jones.
A private service (family only) will be held at Buzard Funeral Home in Parker, with a private burial later at Parker Presbyterian Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Parker City VFD, PO Box, Parker, Pa. 16049.
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