George R. Milligan, 92, of Newville, passed away peacefully
on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle. He was born on Nov. 1, 1922, in Loysville, a
son of the late Scott Coyle Milligan and Grace L. (Hench) Milligan and was married to the late Carrie J. (Hench) Milligan,
who died on Jan. 21, 2003.
George graduated from Blain High
School in Perry County and was a US Army veteran of WWII. He served in Europe with General Patton’s
3rd Army. He was a Sergeant with the 691st Tank Destroyer Battalion that saw campaigns
in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was honorably discharged on Dec.
8, 1945, and was the holder of five Bronze Stars. George retired from the Texaco Co. in Mechanicsburg,
where he was a truck driver. He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge and the
American Legion Post, all of Newville. George loved the outdoors and was a former member of the Loysville
Rod and Gun Club.
He is survived by one son, Wayne (wife, Sarah) Milligan
of Willow Street, PA, one daughter, Georgeanne (husband, John) Ludt of Staunton, VA, one sister, Ruby Clark of Chapel Pointe-Carlisle,
one brother, Dale (wife, Louise) Milligan of Mechanicsburg, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
George was predeceased by one son, Jack Milligan and one brother, Wayne Milligan.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. in the Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe, 770
S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Rev. Walt Frankenberry and Rev. Dana J. Blouch-Hanson officiating. A time
of fellowship will immediately follow the memorial service. Burial with military honors by Cumberland County
Honor Guard will be privately held in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home,
Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made Chapel Pointe Benevolent
Fund or to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 51 W. Main St., Newville, PA 17241or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box
758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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