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Robert John Milani Obituary

Dr. Robert (Bob) John Milani passed away in Grass Valley on February 25, 2016 at the age of 87 surrounded by his wife and six children.

Born September 10, 1928 in San Francisco, CA, he attended Galileo High School and Stanford University where he earned a BS degree in Biology at age 20. He received a medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO followed by internships and residencies in surgery at Stanford University.

In 1959, Bob moved his family to the Yuba-Sutter area to join the Marysville Medical Clinic where he practiced medicine, treating families that spanned generations for 44 years. He touched and saved many lives with his love, compassion, and extraordinary surgical skills. Long after retiring he would have dreams of being in the operating room, surgery was his true passion. He continued to attend weekly cancer board meetings in Grass Valley until his passing as his desire to learn about medicine never ceased.

Bob and his wife, Cynthia, divided time between Grass Valley and Kona Hawaii. He particularly loved Island life where he enjoyed nature, cooking, ocean activities, and learning to play the ukulele. He will be dearly missed by the many friends and ukulele group that he left behind.

Dr. Milani is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia and children Debra (Stuart), Nanci (Jim), Robert Jr. (Pamala), Richard, Jeff (Carol), and Gregg. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Angela, Brett, Tina, Nick, Christopher, Anthony, and six great-grandchildren.

He preceded in death by his parents, Dante and Angelina Milani and brother, Walter.

Private family services will be held in Grass Valley and Kona, Hawaii

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dr. Milani's memory to: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation / Prostate Cancer Center, P.O. Box 1810 Grass Valley, CA 95945.

A Celebration of Life for Dr. Milani will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, Grass Valley, CA.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 3, 2016
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