On August 25th 1933 a candle lit for Milton Sr. and it burned brightly for 87 years. He transitioned from his earthly body on Monday, December 7th 2020 at his home surrounded by love. Milton’s journey began in Brooklyn, New York, born to the late Charles and Amelia Allen. He was the sixth of eight children, and the siblings were very tight-knit.
The family settled in Suffolk county, Long Island where Milton attended and graduated from Amityville Senior High School. Thereafter, he worked several jobs over the years, including the Long Island Railroad, but ultimately retired as a custodial engineer for the Amityville school district.
In 1974 Milton met his devoted wife, Linda Ransom, who was by his side until the end. Linda had one child, and Milton had eight children prior to their union. They had four more children together and formed a large, blended family that made for great holiday celebrations.
Milton Sr.’s legacy is his kind heart and gentle soul. He was a handsome, yet, humble man, not much for fanfare, but he never shied away from a good debate. And he always stood his ground. He enjoyed the simple things in life, relaxing, listening to his music in his backyard, family barbecues, and the companionship of his beloved dog, Rex, who predeceased him. And everyone who knew Milton, knew he was a huge devotee of his favorite sport, boxing, and loved having his sons and nephews over to watch the championship bouts with him.
He was the patriarch of his immediate family, he was a brother, an uncle, affectionately called uncle Milt or uncle Moo, a good neighbor, and a beautiful person. One of the things we will miss most about our dearly departed is his million-dollar smile!
Predeceased by his daughter, Delores, for whom he had a soft spot in his heart, Milton leaves to cherish his precious memory, his wife and partner of 45 years, Linda,
Twelve children, 37 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his siblings, Charles, Jr., Jefferson, Sarah, Clemond, Sr., Lillian and Lois, Milton, Sr. is survived by his dear sister, Elder Evelyn Tolliver, sister-in-law, Mother Wilhelmina and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
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