Richard A. Milton, of Bolton, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his home. He was 85. Richard was born in Cambridge on August 30, 1927, a son o f the late Sigfred Axelsson Milton and Elin Johansson Milton. He was raised in Belmont and in Watertown and was a graduate of Watertown High School. After that he served with the Massachusetts Air National Guard. In the early 1950's Richard was a patrolman with the Waltham Police Department where he was a key member of the department's award winning pistol team. After he left the department he joined the Waltham Police Auxiliary. He had lived in Waltham before moving to Wayland in 1984 and then to Bolton in 1998. For many years Richard worked as a tool and die make r for the W.H. Nichols Company in Waltham and later owned Cashman's Cycle Center on Prospect Street in Waltham. He belonged to the Amvets Post No. 79 in Natick and the Blue Knights International where he was a former chaplain and vice-president of the local chapter. He had also been a of the Fraternal Order of Police and had worshipped at the Watham Free Evangelical Church. The husband of the late Louise (Hayes) Milton he leaves his children, Linda S. Malo and her longtime companion, Scott Bandzul, of West Boylston, Richard A. Milton of Clinton, Gail B. Amabile and her husband, Hank, of Bolton and David W. Milton of Bolton; his grandchildren, Joshua Amabile and his wife, Rachel, of Leominster, Jessamyn Rockwell and her husband, Mike, of Concord, NH, Elin Weeman and her husband, Matthew, of Cambridge, Drew Amabile of Cambridge, Hunter Amabile of Bolton and Micaela and Joseph Malo, both of West Boylston; his great-grandchildren, Metias and Sawyer Amabile, Nolan, Wyatt and Bryce Rockwell and Navah Weeman; and many nieces and nephews. Richard was a brother of the late William Milton, Elisabeth Laurin, Gilbert Milton and his twin, Robert Milton. Memorial donations may be made Hope Chapel - Benevolent Fund, 35 Chocksett Road, PO Box 125, Sterling, MA 01564.
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Published in The Harvard Post from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2013