Hugh F. Milliken

June 23, 1924 - January 29, 2007

06/23/1924 - 01/29/2007

Past Services

Visitation
Friday February 02, 2007
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Visitation
Saturday February 03, 2007
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Service
Saturday February 03, 2007
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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MILLIKEN, Hugh F., 82, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, January 29, 2007 of complications from brain cancer.
He was born June 23rd, 1924 in Toulouse, France, the son of the late John C. Milliken and Marie De Lartigue Milliken. At a very young age he came to the United States and was raised in Little Neck, New York. He graduated from Bayside High School in 1942. Upon graduation, he attended Farmingdale Agricultural College on Long Island. He then served in the US Army from 1944 to 1946 as a military policeman and French interpreter.
Hugh graduated from the University of Maryland in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Agriculture.
In addition to his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by his loving wife of 28 years, Louise Danielsen Milliken, in 1980 and his brother, John Milliken of Sacramento, CA, in 2005.
Hugh is survived by a son, Russell Milliken and his wife, Hope, of Pittsburgh; a son Craig Milliken and his wife, Donna, of Wheeling; a daughter Alice Milliken Adrian and her husband, Randy, of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren, Ryan and Michael Milliken, Joshua, Jeremy, Blake, and Brittany Adrian; a brother, Frances Milliken, of Farmington, Michigan; and an especially good friend, Jack Hammers.
Hugh was employed by Pepsi Cola and Fairmont Foods, but after several years of relocating settled in Wheeling in 1962 where he was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company from 1968 until he retired in 1989. He earned his certificate from the College of Life Underwriters in 1973.
Hugh was a very active member of the J.B. Chambers YMCA for many years and thoroughly valued the friendships that he made there. He was an avid swimmer and loved to exercise and chat with his friends. He was also a member of the Elm Grove Lions Club where he was a former president. Hugh was an avid reader and made frequent trips to the Ohio Country Public Library. For 25 years he made annual trips to Houston to visit his grandchildren, who adored their

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Ron and Cindy Held
7 years ago

Hugh will be missed. Cindy and I got to know Hugh thru his daughter Alice. He was always fun to talk politics with. He was very opinionated, and that worked well with me. His sense of humor was similar to my fathers, always evolving. Two summers ago we went on a cruise with him. We were at the one of stops and we went swimming. It was Josh, Jeremy Blake, Hugh and myself swimming out to one of those trampoline type floating inner tubes. Everyone got on and here comes Hugh 80 years old, he was determined to get on that tube, he did, and then those boys started bouncing him. He was tough and always living life to the fullest. A fine example for all of us. We had good times with this wonderful man.

Ron and Cindy Held Family

Ed Skocik
7 years ago

I met Hugh approximately 2 years ago at the Chambers YMCA. Hugh was a very friendly and knowledgeable guy. He had many friends there and we always looked forward to seeing him. I remember last year when I told Hugh that my wife and I were going to Costa Rica, Hugh kept asking me about our trip. When I got back and saw him, he knew more about that country than I did. What a great guy. I’m sure he’s asking God a lot of questions. May he rest in peace.

Valerie J. Milliken
7 years ago

My Uncle HughÖ.Meek would not be a word you would use to describe my Uncle Hugh. If Uncle Hugh was visiting you knew it! He was always so positive, full of life and had a laugh that you could not help but laugh also. My earliest memory of Uncle Hugh was when I was a little girl, I would guess around 8 years old. Uncle Hugh was a jokester, he got such a kick out of popping out his plate teeth to see our reaction. We would all laugh and beg him to do it again. He stopped doing that many years ago.

There is always that person in ones family that tries to stay connected. Uncle Hugh made all of our weddings, even my Brotherís in California. He made every attempt to come and visit us in Michigan each year for a long weekend. When I would first see him he would come running over literally to give me a big hug and two kisses on either cheek. He would always say I was his favorite Niece, then follow up it with I was the only Niece he knew! I will miss those visits.

There was never any doubt that Uncle Hugh loved his family, and boy he never missed the opportunity to brag about his beloved grandchildren. After Aunt Louise passed away, Uncle Hugh made his family his life. He loved deeply and was loved deeply. His smile and laugh will be forever missed but never forgotten. Love you Uncle Hugh!

Your favorite NieceÖÖValerie

Daniel Bauer
7 years ago

To all the Milliken Families, my deepest sympathy. It is with fond memories of my early teenage years that I recall visiting the Milliken household and always feeling welcome by a warm “Hey Danny, How ya doin’!” from Mr. Milliken..What a great guy! And through the years I would often run into him at the grocery store or at Wheeling Coffee Shop downtown in the morning when I would stop and get my coffee..we would always chat and catch up on whats happening. You know, it really saddens me everytime I see where one of my friends parents pass away..it reminds me that we are all growing older…thank God for our memories.

Tom Mourtacos
7 years ago

You and your family have our deepest sympathies. May the Lord, bless his soul, and give you comfort in your time of grief.