Remembering Patrick!

Patrick Milkintas 1942-2011 US Army Vet

This week we were saddened at the loss of a faithful volunteer, but most importantly friend of The Salvation Army, Patrick Milkintas at the age of 68.

Patrick was a beneficiary of The Salvation Army for a period of time but soon enough wanted to give back and became a volunteer with us for several years.  Patrick worked alongside our Property Maintenance Director, Mike Yonnotti on various projects at our command and community center, he helped us move in and out of our Angel Tree warehouse every year, pick up Angel Tree gifts from the malls, paint when needed, landscape around the building and every year, plant beautiful flowers while weeding on a regular basis.  Majority of the time, Patrick just spotted things that needed to be done and within minutes would be out there doing it.

Patrick was a blessing to everyone he came in contact with and was remarkable in how he always remembered staff’s birthdays.  He was always smiling and always eager to help, no matter what!  Heaven just received their very own Sally Star, we’ll miss you Patrick!

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 15, 2011, from noon to 1 p.m. in the chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home. Burial follows at 2 p.m. in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery near Pegram.

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6 responses »

  1. Alanna Donovan

    My favorite Uncle…try to make time for those you love before it is too late.

    • Thanks for posting this! He will be missed by all! The funeral was beautiful and touching. His good friend Mike has some of his things if you wish to contact him, his number is 615-416-3955. Take care!

      • I wish I could have gone.I left a message and phone number for Mike, thanks for the number.

      • Thanks for connecting me to Mike I spoke with him today until my phone died. I am so glad to know that everyone took such wonderful care of him for us. And thanks for the effort in trying to locate his family.

  2. I am Patrick”s little sister, he was preceded in death by a brother Thomas and a sister Janice. I was the youngest. He stayed with my family in Murfreesboro before he moved to Nashville area.


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