SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 27, 2013

Mason "Macy" Milliken, Jr.


— Mason Milliken, Jr. completed his earthly journey on November 23. He was born on May 5, 1917, in Lynn, Mass., the only child of the late Mason M. and Delia Anna (Gankaushe a.k.a. Gansky) Milliken. He met his wife, the late Annie Lee (Kinard), in St. Louis, Mo., and they married there on May 7, 1943. They were married for 52 years and were longtime residents of Peabody, Mass. He is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Sheryl and Mark Poor of Manchester, N.H., and Lori and James Andrews of Parrish, Fla.; along with his nieces and nephews.   

A WWII veteran, Macy proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. in the Pacific Theater of Operations as a control tower operator. After returning to civilian life in Massachusetts, Macy owned and operated Macy’s Radio and Appliance Service until he retired in 1981. His true passion was ballroom dancing. Even in his early nineties, he would go to two or three dances in a single day. He especially loved helping younger people learn how to do classic ballroom dance steps.

He will join his wife at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody, Mass. No public service is planned. If desired, please remember him by donating to your favorite charity.