Joseph A. Milano


Joseph Anthony Milano, a former state delegate and retired sanitation supervisor for Baltimore, died of heart disease Friday at Homewood Hospital South on North Charles Street.

A mass of Christian burial for Mr. Milano, who was 88 and lived in Northwood, was being offered today at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd.

The son of an 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.

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

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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