Michael R. Milarta
Mike was born in St. Albans Queens, NY, on Sept. 26, 1938, a son of the late Louis E. Milarta, Sr. and Marguerite Zielke Milarta. He graduated from Morristown High School, a member of the Class of 1956. He relocated to the Wyalusing area when he was 19, having worked at Taylor McCarty’s Garage, Honchell’s Market, Brick’s Market and retiring from P&N Packing in 2004. He met and later married the former Betty Louise Walters on Oct. 26, 1969, and she predeceased him on April 10, 2002.
He enjoyed working on his 1930 Model A Ford, as well as woodworking. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and also with his faithful four-legged companion, Brandy. He will be remembered for his quick sense of humor and his ability to have extended conversations with anyone who was willing to listen.
Surviving are his three daughters, Wanda (Joseph) Matuszak of Fleetwood, PA, Donna Shook of Reading, PA, and Lindsey (Ken) Clark of Washington, NJ; special family friends, Kim, Raul, Maegan, Aaron and Adam Azpiazu of Wyalusing; two brothers, William L. Milarta, and Louis E. Milarta, Jr., both of Monroeton; two sisters, Susan C. Milarta of Midland Park, NJ, and Christine L. Milarta of Monroeton; brotherin law, Richard J. Minyon of Camptown; three grandchildren,
Kayla Jo Matuszak, Carys E. Clark and Gavin J. Clark. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Angela Dawn Milarta in August 1973; a brother, Daniel H. Milarta in 1969, a sister, Hope Minyon on July 28, 2013 and a niece, Sabrina Lynn Milarta on Aug. 13, 2006.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 17 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Heather Baker-McAllister officiating. Interment will follow at Wyalusing Cemetery.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made in Mike’s name to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850.
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