John was born July 8, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina to the late Wesley August Milden and to Elsie Schadt Milden. He graduated from Carthage Central School in 1974. He married the love of his life Judy on July 6, 1980. He was a Building Engineer for First Potomac Realtor in Herndon, VA. John was an accomplished musician and could play several instruments, but his one true love was playing the drums. He was an animal lover and found great joy in playing fetch with his dogs. He was also a wonderful cook and master griller. In his free time John enjoyed vacationing at his river house in Rossie, NY and visiting his family in Florida.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Judy Milden; mother, Elsie Milden of Palm Bay, Florida; three daughters, Bobbi (Todd) Petranchuk of Evans Mills, New York, Barbara Langevin of Governeur, New York and Jackie (George) Dennis of Nokesville, Virginia; son, Dwayne (Donna) Wilson of Governeur, New York; sister, Betsy Cloe of New York; three brothers, Don Milden of New York, Walt Milden and Ken Milden both of Florida; 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11 AM at Front Royal United Methodist Church, 1 Main Street, Front Royal.