John C. Milnor, a program manager within a Maryland state program that administered wastewater improvement grants to municipalities, has died. He was 91.
Well regarded for a strong sense of integrity and thoughtful generosity, Milnor was active in local sections/branches of ASCE and of the National Society of Professional Engineers in New York, Maryland, and Florida, throughout his career and afterward.
Milnor grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. First attending Lycoming College, he transferred to Lehigh University where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1956. Following service in the U.S. Navy he began his civil engineering career as a sales engineer for Armco Drainage and Metal Products Inc.’s Steel Drainage Division in New York.
In retirement he lived in New Port Richey, Florida, at the Seven Springs Villas Golf and Country Club, where he served on the homeowners’ association board and various committees and generously applied his engineering expertise and energy to numerous community projects. He was acclaimed for exceptional attention to detail.
Milnor was a skilled, enthusiastic golfer who played around the world, most recently for a week in Ireland last year in August at 90. He was also a steadfast alumnus, attending school and college reunions every year. He was a devoted follower of sports both amateur and professional, as well as a lover of classical music and a member of the Florida Orchestra.
He devoted much of his attention to a large circle of friends and to his cousins, their children, and grandchildren.