Eugene S. Milnes of Lane Hill Rd, Tunkhannock, PA passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. Born in Sayre on Nov. 24, 1936, he was a son of the late Stuart and Carmen Green Milnes.
A 1955 graduate of the LeRaysville High School, he was a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Greenland, Germany, California, Virginia and South Carolina. During his military career, he graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in business. Upon returning home, he became the business manager of Milnes Engineering in Tunkhannock. He was a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Tunkhannock Rotary Club and worked on the club’s website. He was a member of Endless Mountains Chorus. Gene served as a flight instructor at the Sky Haven Airport for 15 years.
Gene was preceded in death by a son, Greg Milnes and brother, Carl Milnes.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Marjorie Upham Milnes; son and daughters- in- law, Edwin and Jacqueline of Rapid City SD, Kevin and Kimberly Milnes of Northampton; brothers, Paul and Thomas Milnes, both of Tunkhannock; a sister, Marcia Platts of Mehoopany and grandchildren, Christopher, Alisha, Gregory and Duane.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 30 at 10 a.m. from the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church, Church St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Peter Geschwindner, Pastor of the church, officiating. Interment will be in Neath Cemetery, Bradford County. Friends may call at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com