Dr. Stephen C. Milt
1938 - 2019
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Dr. Stephen C. Milt, age 80, of Plymouth passed away at home on Saturday, February 23, 2019 following a year-long illness. Stephen Milt was born on June 12, 1938 to Harry and Beatrice (Weinstein) Milt in New York, NY. He was raised in Washington, DC, Mount Vernon, VA and Queens, NY, graduating from Bayside High School in Queens, NY in 1956. In 1961, Stephen received his B.A. in Biology from Antioch College, and in 1965, he graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After completing his ophthalmology and surgical training at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Dr. Milt served two years in active duty as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Medical Corp. While serving in U.S. Navy, Dr. Milt received training at the Washington Hospital Center in pediatric ophthalmology under Dr. Marshall M. Parks. Throughout his career, Dr. Milt diagnosed and successfully treated hundreds of children who had strabismus and amblyopia. In 1971, Dr. Milt began service to the Plymouth community when he opened his ophthalmology practice in Plymouth on Court St. and later moved to the Plymouth Medical Building. In 1986, Dr. Milt moved his practice to Long Pond Road in Plymouth, and, in 1998, he closed his solo private practice to join a multispecialty ophthalmology group, now known as Kadrmas Eye Care New England. As an ophthalmologist for 50 years, Dr. Milt took pride in caring for patients throughout their lifetimes. Stephen Milt was an active distance runner and cyclist. He began running short distances in his 40s to stay in shape, and grew to love the sport. He completed over a hundred distance races, including 22 consecutive Boston Marathons. Steve was an active member of the Marshfield Road Runners for 30 years. In his 70s, he began mountain biking, and he continued as a competitive athlete until 2017, when he completed the D2R2 100km cycling trail race. Steve was also active in the local folk music community, booking concerts and coffee houses for the South Shore Folk Music Club for 18 years. Stephen Milt is survived by his wife Ellen Mazer Milt, partners for 58 years. They met at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and were married in 1961. Dr. Milt is also survived by his three sons, Stephen S. Milt, Peter A. Milt, Robert A. Milt, daughters-in-law, Sarah Milt, Lorianne Milt and Stephanie Loranger and eight grandchildren. Dr. Milt also leaves behind his sister Joanna (Jo) Mitchell. In honor of his lifelong commitment to the outdoors, contributions can be made to the Wildlands Trust (wildland strust.org).

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Published in Old Colony Memorial from Feb. 26 to Mar. 6, 2019.
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March 31, 2019
Many years ago a very frightened set of parents brought their 9 year old son to the pediatricians office with severe eye pain and swelling. After being admitted to the hospital, Dr. Milt was called in. His successful diagnosis and treatment prevented what might have been serious eye damage.. We were not only grateful for his medical expertise but for the kindness he showed our family at a difficult time. More than 40 years have past and we have not forgotten Dr. Milt. We are saddened at his passing.

Randy and Jeanne Corbett
Jeanne Corbett
March 5, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Milt's passing. I enjoyed working for him Back in the 70's and again in the 90's. He was such a kind gentle man. Ellen, my heart goes out to you and your family.

With sincere sympathy,
LuAnn Briggs
March 5, 2019
so very sad for you and the boys Ellen. I know he fought the good fight. . He was a kind and gentle man. My condolences to you and the boys and their families.
Barbara Ward
March 4, 2019
Our condolences to the Milt family. We were so sad to hear of Stephen's passing. I have amazing memories of a man full of joy and love of life and he was a pleasure to be around zt the office. Always full of stories about his family and adventures and shared them with such vibrance. He will be sorely missed by anyone who knew him. Sincerely roger and Linda pederzani
March 2, 2019
To the family of Steve Milt -

We are very sorry to hear of your loss of Steve. He was such an accomplished, kind, and generous man. Steve will be missed by all of us at South Shore Folk Music Club.

With sympathy,

Joanne and Keith Buchanan
South Shore Folk Music Club at First Parish Duxbury
February 28, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Dr Milts passing. My parents and i were patents of his for many years.
When Dr milt came to Jordan Hospital. I was privileged to have worked with him in the Operating Room.
There are not enough words to say about what a wonderful person that he was. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace in Heaven, My deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
Richard Sommi
February 28, 2019
Richard Sommi
February 28, 2019
We only knew Dr. Milt by virtue of being his patients for many decades but we thought of him as a trusted friend and always enjoyed reconnecting with him over the years, albeit in the exam chair. He brought genuine caring and humanity to a field where one is often treated as just the next appointment. The news of the passing of this kind and gentle man is cause for much sadness. Our sincere condolences to all.

Kathleen Vickery and Joseph Notini
February 28, 2019
Dear Ellen, we are so sorry for your loss. Steve was our ophthalmologist for several years and we also enjoyed knowing him at the South Shore Folk Music Club. He was a fine man. Pat and Bill.
Pat Siler
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