BERLIN — Duane Charles Milchling, age 83, died Saturday, Sept. 17 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Charles Henry Milchling and Ada Bertha Cross Milchling. He is survived by his wife Ann M. Malee.
Milchling was a U. S. Navy veteran having served in WWII as Seaman FC. He had worked as a plumber for Bethlehem Steel for many years. He was a member of the Tin Can Sailors, he loved fishing and hunting.
Along with his wife he is survived by his children, Robert D. Milchling and his wife Helen, Glenn A. Milchling and his wife Kathy, John Malee and his wife Lillian, Janet M. Lutz and her husband Charles, Barbara A. Davis and Patti S. Vaughn and her husband Steve. He is also survived by his five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two sisters.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802 or to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.