John D. Milligan

October 11, 1930 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 90)

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Of North Versailles, age 90, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

John was the beloved husband of Jean (Smith) Milligan for 62 years.

Loving father of Lynn (Ralph) Wells of AZ, Robert (Viengkham) Milligan of VA and Janice (David Lindow) Milligan of North Versailles.

Treasured grandfather of William (Mary) Wells, Jonathan (Megan) Wells, Suzanne (Brian) Brown, Samuel Wells; Ryan Milligan, Jennifer (Justin) Daniel and Justin Milligan.

Dear great-grandfather of Thomas Wells, Henry and Alice Daniel.

Brother of Violet (Howard) O’Neill.

John was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Edward, Andrew and George Milligan.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

John was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Upon returning from his military service, John became a Lithographer with Caslon Press on the Northside for over 35 years before retiring. After his career at Caslon, he and Jean both became employed as caregivers with United Cerebral Palsy.

 John and Jean also enjoyed playing the bagpipes and travelled across the USA and Canada to various engagements playing the pipes. Once, sighting his diminutive size, a Canadian border officer was skeptical about John’s ability to play the bagpipes. John grabbed his bagpipes and piped across the Peace Bridge to demonstrate his proficiency at piping.

Friends are welcome on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 700 Linden Ave. at Cable, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800 where a Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon.

John will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Penn Lincoln Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pgh. 15205 or



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