GRANITEVILLE - Howard Milne, 82, of 6 Elcock Circle, Irmo, S.C., passed away Nov. 16, 2012, of dementia. He was born in Williamstown on June 7, 1930, son of George and Alice Riddle Milne. He received his education in Graniteville and Williamstown, graduating from Williamstown High School in 1948.
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On Sept. 4, 1954, he married Ann Roy. They lived in Connecticut and Miami and moved to South Carolina in 1998. He was employed for 25 years by Eastern Air Lines at Bradley Field in Connecticut and later transferred to Miami where he retired in 1988. He was a member of the EAA and the Moose Club.
He loved to dance and play cards and did scrapbooking for several years.
Since his retirement, he and his wife spent the summers at their camp in Woodbury.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Lt. Edward Milne, who was killed in World War II, a fighter pilot in the China-Burma-India theater. He was also predeceased by his beloved Boston terrier, Buddy.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Debra Jenkins and her husband, Stanley, of Irmo, S.C., and Donna Centore and her husband, Tom, of Enfield, Conn.; three grandchildren, Renee Centore-Kelly and her husband, Steve, of Enfield, Conn., Matthew Jenkins and his wife, Shannon, of Raleigh, N.C., Billy Jenkins, of Columbia, S.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Bridget and Grant Kelly, of Enfield, Conn.
A graveside service will be held in May at Wilson Cemetery in Barre Town. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America or your local animal shelter.
Published in Times Argus on Nov. 21, 2012