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Harold A. Milley

1924 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Harold A. Milley


WWII veteran, beloved husband and father of six, retired manager of the George Washington Bridge

Harold A. Milley (Hal) passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2016, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, PA. Mr. Milley was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 12, 1924. He served in the Marine Corps for four years during World War II in the Pacific theater having battled in such places as Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Guam and at Guadalcanal.

Mr. Milley earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from St. John's University in 1956, and did graduate work at New York University, Seton Hall University and as well as having completed coursework at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Hal resided in Florham Park, NJ for many years while he was employed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He began his career with them in 1948 as a Port Authority Police Officer. Mr. Milley continued with the Port Authority in increased responsibilities and became the Assistant to the Director of Bridges and Tunnels in 1958, and Assistant Manager of the Lincoln Tunnel in 1961, then Assistant Manager of the George Washington Bridge in 1964 until he was promoted to Manager of the George Washington Bridge in 1968. He held that position until his retirement in 1979. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Elaine, resided in Toms River, NJ. He was one of the original eight who organized the Port Authority Retirees Association and served as its first president. He was an avid tennis player and enjoyed trips to his vacation home in the Adirondack Mountains. He and his wife also enjoyed years of ballroom dancing together and decades of playing cards with their bridge club.

Hal was predeceased by his parents, Harold J. Milley and Mary E. Milley, a son, Gregory P. Milley, and brothers, Jack, Frank and Tom Milley. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, E. Elaine Milley, of Saylorsburg, PA, a son Kevin Milley (Beverly) of Savannah, GA, a daughter Barbara Migliaccio (Tom) of Saylorsburg, PA, a daughter Katherine Milley Wood (Bill-deceased) of Lake Ariel, PA, a daughter Jacqueline Bowers (Clark) of Pittstown, NJ, a daughter Colleen Milley Dritschel of Washington, NJ, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Marlin and Jane Kessel of Fairfield, Pa. Hal is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass in his honor will be held at St. Catherine of Siena, on White Bridge Rd., Pittstown at 11:30 AM Friday, December 9, 2016. Harold's final interment will be at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation (ALZFDN.ORG).
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 7, 2016
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