Joseph A. Milano Former delegate


A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph Anthony Milano, a former state delegate and retired sanitation supervisor with the city of Baltimore, will be at 9 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mr. Milano, who lived in Northwood, died of heart disease Friday at Homewood Hospital South on North Charles Street. He was 88.

The son of a immigrant carpenter in Little Italy, Mr. Milano went to St. Leo's parish school.

He served in the House of Delegates in the late 1930s and owned a Fells Point saloon called the Double Pump at the corner of Bond and Lancaster Streets.

In 1940 he married Helen M. Wachowiak, who worked for him at the Double Pump, which also served soup and sandwiches.

Mr. Milano sold the business in 1941 and went to work as a stationary engineer for Potts & Callahan Inc. before joining the Sanitation Department in the mid-1950s. He retired in 1974 as a supervisor.

During his free time, Mr. Milano enjoyed shopping and traveling with his wife. The couple journeyed to Hawaii and Florida during his retirement.

At his Northwood home, Mr. Milano liked to relax in his garden, tending tomatoes and eggplant.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Milano is survived by two daughters, Helen C. Milano and Josephine Wood, both of Baltimore; two sons, Michael Milano of Bel Air and Dominic Milano of White Hall; a sister, Lucille Pecora of Towson; and five grandsons.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association.

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