Michael Milan

Michael Milan, After a short illness, Michael Milan, 75, of Jamaica Plain, passed away September 23rd, 2012 attended by family. Milan was born in Gibraltar and grew up in London until his family moved to the United States and settled in Virginia. He graduated from high school at the age of 15 and went on to earn an undergraduate degree at Tufts University, serve in the U.S. Army, and complete a Masters of American Studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Milan taught art at Museum School in Boston and then spent most of his educational career teaching art history, art, and English at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. His work in art included everything from numerous original pieces, to grading Advanced Placement Art History exams for the College Board, to taking many groups of art history students to Europe to experience the beauties of Western art first-hand . Milan was a Renaissance man of the 20th century: a voracious reader, a gifted writer, a talented artist, an expert horticulturist, a seasoned world traveler, an opera aficionado, a gourmet cook, an Alpine skier, and a devoted uncle to generations of nieces and nephews. He embraced life with verve and vision. His eagerness to share his nterests and enthusiasm in so many areas rendered him a beloved uncle, a profoundly effective teacher and a deepl y treasured friend. Milan is survived by his sisters, nieces and nephews, and many grateful students. He was predeceased by his partner of over forty years. Burial will be private. Arrangements were made by Lawler and Crosby Funeral Home of West Roxbury.

Published in The Westwood Press from Oct. 2 to Oct. 9, 2012