|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1897|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1995|
From the Capital Gazette
Emmett Milstead Sr.
Emmett Dent Milstead Sr., 97, a resident of Annapolis since 1987 and formerly of Silver Spring, died of congestive heart failure yesterday at Meridian Nursing Center Spa Creek.
Born in Hoadley, Va., Mr. Milstead retired in 1989 after working 79 years in the printing business in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
He started in Manassas, Va., with the Journal newspaper and then went to the Mount Vernon Printing Shop in Washington. In the 1930s he opened his own company, Colonial Printing Shop, and remained in business there until 1989.
During World War II, under heavy security, he printed the security passes to certify visual attendance at atomic bomb testing. He also printed war bonds. He was a member of a printers' union.
Mr. Milstead was a past master and life member of the Benjamin B. French Masonic Lodge No. 15 and a past worthy patron and life member of Eastgate Chapter 21 of the Order of the Eastern Star, both in Washington.
He also was a life member of the Almas Shrine Temple and the Scottish Rite Temple, also in Washington.
His interests included traveling.
Surviving are his wife of 72 years, Elsie Lillian Springer Milstead; one daughter, Marianne M. Clark of Annapolis; eight grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. He was the father of the late Emmett D. Milstead Jr.
Funeral services and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Hardesty Funeral Home.
Submitted by: S Hemingway (#46900131)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Area FF
Created by: Kim K
Record added: Jul 26, 2008
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