|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2001|
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Milton J. Harmon "Squach" died on Oct. 27, 2001, at the age of 75.
He was born in Albany on June 8, 1926, to Claire and Milton Harmon.
He moved to Oneonta with his parents and twin brothers Frankie and Johnny.
He graduated from Oneonta High School.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oneonta. In his earlier years, he enjoyed singing in the church choir and grew up with a strong passion to become a priest.
From 1942 to 1944, he was a mechanic at Woolheater Service Station in Oneonta.
In the spring of 1944, he joined the United States Navy. Milt was a veteran of World War II and ship's cook third-class on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was awarded the American Theater Medal and Victory Medal.
After serving in the Navy, Milt's career began working for New York State Electric & Gas Corp. He was employed 39 years with NYSEG until his retirement in 1986. At that time he was chief lineman. He loved his work and enjoyed teaching his crews all that he had learned over the years.
In his private life, he enjoyed many hobbies that included fishing, hunting, snowmobiles, boating, scuba diving, flying and shooting, until the last five years as he was unable to get around without crutches or his wheelchair.
He married Virginia A. Amitrano on June 15, 1947, who predeceased him in 1991.
Milt was remarried to Helen Escobar in 1983. They moved to Zephyrhills, Fla., in 1987. She predeceased him in 1998.
He is survived by one daughter, Carole A. Palmeter, of Oneonta; two grandchildren, Eric M. Palmeter of Troutman, N.C., and Kimberly A. Palmeter of Weehawken, N.J.; and one brother, Frank of Utica.
He was predeceased by one brother, John in 1979; his father in 1956; and his mother in 1959.
In the spring, there will be a private gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life at the time of his burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Emmons.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Linda
Record added: Sep 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97919189