Howard Benjamin Militscher

November 2, 1925 - December 22, 2016
Howard Benjamin Militscher

Howard Benjamin Militscher, 91, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2016.

He was born in Wallington, NJ, on November 2, 1925.  His parents were Benjamin Militscher and Johanna Groele Militscher.

He is survived by his children; Frank Militscher, Joanne Vlasits, Christopher Militscher, Margaret Neumann, Julie Porowski, Stephen Militscher, and Barbara Perino; nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and his sister Marie “Sue” Decker.

Remembered are his wife, Elizabeth Schroeder Militscher; his sister, Julie Militscher; and son, Michael John Militscher; who preceded him in death.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM  on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary, 412 Ann Street, Wilmington. His urn will be placed at Long Island National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Sister Isaac Center (social ministry), c/o Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Friday, January 6, 2017
10:00 AM

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  • December 29, 2016
    Joanne Vlasits says:
    The picture of Dad is very special to us. It was one of the last photos taken of my parents together and was my Dad's favorite. The picture of our Mom used for her final memories was taken from the same photo. I am sure they would both be very happy about that. I miss them both so much. May they both rest in peace.

  • December 30, 2016
    Barbara Militscher Perino says:
    My father Howard will be missed by many, especially me. He was the greatest dad in the world. I love you Howie. Rest in peace with mom and my late brother Michael John Militscher who died shortly after birth.

  • December 30, 2016
    Barbara Militscher Perino says:
    Rest in peace my dearest dad, Howie. Be with mommy in heaven now. I will miss you so much!

  • December 31, 2016
    Steve Militscher says:
    You can up my father in a few short statements. He was caring. He always put others ahead of himself, and gave of himself never seeking praise or return of favor. When the country called for World War II, he served proudly in the U.S. Navy and was a great inspiration for me to serve in the U.S. Air Force. My Dad will be fondly remembered by all that knew him. I hope that his legacy of service, giving, and humility will continue to inspire more people to put others ahead of themselves.