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Milton M. Ticco

Milton M. Ticco, 79, of 803 Edwards Road, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Oakmont East.

Born in Jenkins, Ky., he was a son the late Michael G. and Polexini Papanghi Ticco. A graduate of University of Kentucky, class of 1943, he lettered in baseball and basketball and was named Basketball All American. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he played basketball for the American Basketball League and played baseball for both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds. He later retired from a career in sales.

Surviving are his wife, Ramona Ford Ticco; two sons, Michael and his wife Kathleen Ticco and James Ticco all of Buffalo, N.Y.; two sisters, Martha Tzetzo of Buffalo, N.Y. and Andigoni Steffa of Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kelly Ticco, Andon Ticco, Maxwell Ticco and Claire Ticco; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, with visitation to follow.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice or the , 301 University Ridge, 29601.

Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 28, 2002
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