Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home Inc.
2323 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 431-1029
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89, passed peacefully February 14, 2013. Mike was a native of Pittsburgh's South Side, well known throughout the neighborhood and former president of the SS Chamber of Commerce. He maintained an unwavering vision for the revitalization of this once again thriving community. A trained pilot and gunner, he served honorably as a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He also enjoyed a long career as a construction project manager for Eichleay Corp. Mr. Milan was a distinguished member of the Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. He was instrumental in the church's construction and was named honorary lifetime president of the church after acting as president for multiple terms. Youngest son of Yeka and Mane Milanovich, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary (Dujanovich), Nick, Bob, Rudy, and Joe. His most treasured accomplishment was his large and loving family: proud father to Michael (deceased), Michelle (Jordan), Helene, Mara, Peter, and Lisa; along with daughters-in-law, Juli and Carolyn; sons-in-law, Ralph (Piacquadio) and David (Dodd). He was lovingly known as "Jedo" to his grandchildren, Tony (Tamules), Ollie (Jordan), Mark (Puzas), Christopher (Jordan), Shane (Jordan), Max, Madison, Sydney, Alina, and Kendall. Jedo was loved and respected by his many nieces and nephews, as well as everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Friends received in THOMAS J. GMITER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2323 E. Carson St., on Sunday 2-6 p.m. and Monday 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service Tuesday in Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 4920 Clairton Blvd., at 11 a.m. Everyone please meet at the cathedral.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2013
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