James Earl Milan, loving husband and father passed away January 10th, 2011.
Jim was born May 26, 1950 in Galveston, Texas to Earl and Gertrude Milan. He attended school in Galveston and resided there most of his life. In his youth he developed a love of music and played guitar for his favorite band, “The 1900 Storm,” which was well know around the Texas coast. He went to work with his grandfather and father at their family business, Aramco Outside Blinds, established in Galveston since 1938 where he became president and continued the family legacy. In 2002, Jim met the love of his life, Joan Dowling Milan and they married on New Year’s Eve in Vancouver, BC, Canada that year. Their passion was living on the water on Tiki Island, traveling and enjoying good times with friends and family. Jim was a fixture on the streets of Tiki taking his beloved dog Charley for his daily walks. Jim took great pride in giving back to his community and was always involved with different charity events and organizations. He was especially proud to be serving as Vice President of Galveston Island Rotary Club.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Gertrude Milan and sister, Joyce. He is survived by his wife Joan, daughter Millisa, mother- and father-in-law, and loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Jim’s family will receive visitors from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Sunday, January 16th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 17th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Children’s Center Inc., PO Box 2600, Galveston Texas, 77553.