Donald Milhollan
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Donald Milhollan

Donald Milhollan passed from the scene May 9th, 2011, in his 88th year. A native of San Diego, he was born to James B. and Vivian Milhollan October 23, 1922.

A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Forces (15th Air Force) in North Africa and Italy, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European Theater ribbon with one battle star, the American Campaign Medal, and the Victory Medal. He re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and was discharged with a rating of Tech Sergeant.

He was a resident of Sparks for 61 years and was employed in the gaming industry as a dealer and game supervisor until his retirement in 1982.

He was a member of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, the Association of Experimental Rocketry of the Pacific, and a 30 year member of the National Association of Rocketry (all hobby organizations). He was also a member of the Air Force Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers James, Harold and Howard, sisters, Margorie, Gloria and Frances.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann of Sparks, son Bryan of Sun Valley, NV, Brother Gerald of Modesto and several nieces.

He requested no services at this time. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

He requested that any memorial donations in his name be made to the Wild Animal Infirmary, (Nancy Laird), 2920 Eagle St., Carson City, NV or to the Sugarland Ranch, Inc. (Robyn Roth) 4010 Matterhom Blvd., Reno, NV 89506

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News on May 15, 2011.
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June 7, 2011
My Dad was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, even waiting till the day after Mother's day to "pass from the scene" as he referred to it. He would readily drop whatever he was doing to help friends or family members out who were going through a rough time. He was a good husband and the best dad a guy could hope for. I consider myself very fortunate to have had him in my life as long as I did
Bryan Milhollan
May 21, 2011
Don and Ann have been friends of my parents for more than 50 years. Don would drive Bryan, me and several others to Sunday school in downtown Reno. I've had the good fortune to learn countless things from Don. Don and I exchanged warm regards to each other on Mother's Day, hours before he passed. I'm grateful to have known and benefited from Don. Heartfelt condolences to Ann and Bryan. May Don rest in peace.
Stan Aaronson
May 17, 2011
Don was the classic "Great Guy". When my mother ( his sister Frances ) was nearing the end , he and Jerry came to San Diego to help out. After she passed on, Don stayed several extra days to help me as I had to be out of town. I will never forget that.
Bob Johnson
May 16, 2011
Don was a great guy and a good friend. I met Don when he came to the planetarium in Reno to volunteer with our model rocketry classes. Many many youngsters were introduced to the fun of model rockets thanks to Don. I will miss him terribly!
Adam Kremers
May 16, 2011
I'm sorry to hear of Don's passing. I met Don at Black Rock - a generous, gentle, funny, smart, and interesting guy to be around. May his great qualities stay alive in his communities. I'll launch one for you, Don.
Ross Ohmen
May 15, 2011
I was sad to hear of Don's passing. I have fond memories growing up when Don,Bryan and I would go out to the desert and shoot off all those rockets and Bryan and I would find them, We had so much fun with him. He had a great hobby shop and was a kid at heart.Our Sincere sympathy to Ann and Bryan
Clay & Michele Smith
May 15, 2011
Uncle Don was the best man I have known, always there for anyone who was in need. He will be missed by all of us, and loved in our hearts forever. For Aunt Ann and Bryan may the Grace and Peace of God be with you both to ease your pain. I love you, Rachelle
May 15, 2011
Don's empathy and caring endeared him to many; his message: "Give Love, Get Love".
Jerry Milhollan
May 15, 2011
A true gentle person of good humor. I remember hours at his rocket shop, hours of family gatherings and his friendship. God speed on your next journey, and our love to Ann and Bryan
Marc and Larri
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