Michael Thomas Milnamow, 76, of Valrico, Florida died on August 18, 2019 surrounded by his wife of 40 years and two daughters.

Michael was born on December 3, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to Eugene and Helen Milnamow. He grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and graduated from Ripon College, Wisconsin with a degree in Economics in 1964. He received his commission to the U.S. Army through the ROTC program, began his career as a Second Lieutenant, and became a Military Intelligence Officer. He served two tours in Vietnam and his military awards included two Bronze Star Medals. After 26 years of honorable active service, he retired at the rank of Colonel in July 1990. He continued his career of public service with the Florida Department of Transportation until his retirement in 2011.

Michael enjoyed classic cars, foreign travel, and keeping up with his local sports teams. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family – attending all his daughters’ school and sports events, traveling the world with his wife Pippa, and in recent years playing and reading with his two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William McMurray; and his sister, Mary Ellen Greifenkamp.

Michael is survived by his wife, Philippa Milnamow; his daughters, Lisa Wayne (Spencer) and Tracey Milnamow; and grandsons Graham and Miles Wayne.

The family will accept visitors Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am at Brandon Cremation and Funeral Services. A memorial service with military honors will also take place August 28, 2019, 2:30 pm at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Michael’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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Visitation & Viewing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

10 Am to 11 Am

Brandon Cremation & Funeral Services

621 N Parsons Avenue

Brandon, FL 33510

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Service Times

Funeral Services With Well Earned Full Military Honors

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

2:30 Pm

Florida National Cemetery

6502 SW 102nd Avenue

Bushnell, FL 33513

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