Born: October 25, 1943
Died: December 24, 2012
Dr. Donald Joseph Milley, 69
BOARDMAN There will be a funeral Mass celebrated by the Rev. Gerald
DeLucia at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Church for Donald J. Milley,
69, retired Professor from Youngstown State University, who passed away
Monday morning, Dec. 24, at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center after a
He was born Oct. 25, 1943, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Sam and Josephine Milley.
Don obtained his Economics undergraduate degree and PHD in 1975 from the
State University of New York at Buffalo.
On July 27, 1974, he married Christine Presnar of New Castle, Pa. The couple
made their home in Boardman.
Don was a professor of Economics at Youngstown State University until
retiring in 2005. During his 42 years as a professor, Don continued to meet
and mentor his students. Long after their graduation, his students would
comment on his teaching style and how he related economics to the real
world, including golf. In his retirement, he spent the last nine winters in
Estero, Fla. with his wife and where he continually practiced his golf
Don will be especially remembered for his love for his grandchildren, who
were the light of his life, his passion for golf, reading, and sports cars;
and, his ability to solve crossword puzzles and math problems with his quick
wit and intelligence. His friends and family will miss his sense of humor.
He leaves his wife, the former Christine Presnar; his daughter, Sara
(Daniel) Naughton of Boardman; his brother, Nick (Pat) Milley of Methuen,
Mass.; his two grandsons, Ryder Naughton and Logan Naughton; and his nieces
A family visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with a memorial Mass following at
10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 7345
Westview Drive, Boardman, OH 44512.
The family requests that tributes in Don¹s memory may be made to the
Youngstown State University Economics Department Graduate Scholarship.
Please address donations to Heather Chunn, YSU University Development, One
University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555.