Milt F. Payne

Born: Sat., May 14, 1938
Died: Mon., Sep. 24, 2018


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 27, 2018
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 28, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Milt Payne
ELDRED — Milton F. Payne, 80, of Bennett Street, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Sept. 24, 2018) at his home.
Born May 14, 1938 in Turtlepoint, he was a son of Wayne and Cecile Lowman Payne. On Jan. 12, 1974 in St. Raphael’s Church, Eldred, he married Ann Marie Redington Holleran, who survives.
Mr. Payne was veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1956 to 1962. He was a 1956  graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was employed by the former Pierce Glass Co., which later became Ball-Incon, in the maintenance department for 35 years prior to his retirement in 1999.
Milt was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sartwell, and was very active in the parish where he served as a lector, a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus, and a daily mass attendee. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #887 in Eldred, the Moose Club #460 of Port Allegany, as well as the Smethport Country Club and their Men’s and Couples Leagues.  
Milt was a devoted sports fan, having followed the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 44 years are three sons, Jeffrey W. Payne of Eldred, Todd E. (Patti) Payne of Tucson, Ariz., and John (Cathy Yohe) Holleran of Bradford; three daughters, Colleen Holleran of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nancy Jacobsen of East Aurora, N.Y., and Mary (Bert) Reed of Erie; eleven grandchildren, Jeremy (Meghan) Payne, Nathan Payne, Jamie Payne, JD (Jennifer) Bugbee, Jennah Koenig, Martin, Matthew, Stephen and Timothy (Michelle) Jacobson, as well as Anna and Ellen Reed; and one sister, Vesta Rossette of Port Allegany.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott L. Payne, on Aug. 29, 2004; as well as three brothers, Kenneth, Charles and John Payne, and a sister, Constance McAfee.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sartwell with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Sartwell.
The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday by the Parish Altar Rosary Society. Military honors will be presented at the cemetery immediately following the funeral service, by the American Legion Post #887 Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Potter County Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Jack and Carla Bell
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Dear Ann and family, We would like to express our sympathy on the loss of Milt. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marlene Wheeler
   Posted Fri September 28, 2018
Ann and family.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I heard about this through the "grapevine" so to say, I tried to contact you, but I realize it is a tough time and I didn't want to be a bother. A friend suggested I notify you this way. Milt was a wonderful Man, and I'm so happy I got to know him. He always made me laugh when visiting you. Hopefully I'll be able to talk to you soon Ann, don't be afraid to call me.

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