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In Loving Memory

Milford, John Francis “Jack” 

Jack, 62, passed away unexpectedly on January 30, 2024. Beloved husband of 32 years to Sherry, father to Christopher (Nicole) Becker, world-class Poppy to Tyler, Bella & Chase Becker, brother to Michael (Nancy) Milford, Mimi Milford, Christine Hoffmeyer, Matthew Milford and Doug (Anne) Milford, an uncle, coworker and friend to so many; preceded in death by his parents, the late Richard Douglas Milford and Lois Ann Radcliffe Milford.

Jack led a full life serving the needs of all those he encountered. Whether he crossed your path on the Mary, Queen of Peace playground, around the campus of Christian Brothers College High School or throughout his long career at Milford Plumbing Supply, you were his priority and he made certain you knew it. Jack expressed his deep loyalty and love for his family and friends through quality time spent together and countless acts of service and support. A man of few words, he could say so much with a tilt of his head, raising of an eyebrow, or a twinkling roll of his eye. Jack was the heart and soul of his family, Milford Plumbing Supply, and an extended network of friends that go all the way back to kindergarten.

A lucky man though he was, his family and friends would argue that they won the jackpot (pun intended) as recipients of his love and his kindness. A devout Catholic, Jack quietly lived his faith committed to always doing what is right and just, keeping the needs of others at the forefront of his decisions. To know Jack was to love him.

Visitation at St. Peter Catholic Church, 243 W. Argonne Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63122 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2024, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. with internment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the charity of your choice, Jack supported so many!

Please join the family at Pietro’s for lunch following the cemetery.

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25 thoughts on “Milford, John Francis “Jack” ”

  1. Jack will truly be missed here on earth but you have to believe that he is with our Heavenly Father, telling Jesus all about his family, friends & especially Cardinal Dolan.
    May God comfort Sherry, his family & friends who must go on without his earthly presence. 💝🙏

  2. We were so pleased to have Jack as part of our family. It is really hard to think we will not get anymore of your bear hugs. You were also Poppy to our grandkids, you had so much love for everyone. You will always be in our hearts. ❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  3. We are unable to attend because of al long standing previous commitment. Jack was an amazing person and a wonderful friend. We will truly miss him. Sending our love to Sherry and his family. He will be greatly missed. Anything we needed he was there to help us. He made the world a better place.

  4. My thoughts and Prayers to Jack’s family
    Memories of Jack being late for school at MQP, almost daily, knowing how close he lived to school was humorous. And Jack always trying to leave school at the end of the day before the bell was even funnier.
    He would always say that he had crossing guard duty and he would exit the classroom backwards singing,..”Slip out the back Jack…”
    Remembering your dear Jack-
    Love Georgia

  5. Jack was a good guy, He will be missed by many, I known jack ( feler ) for just under 24 yrs, Going to miss that smile, and his laugh he had, and the jokes, stories he told. I’m thoughts and prayers to Sherry and the family

  6. Thanks, Jack, for being a loving husband to my best friend Sherry, a wonderful dad to Chris and Nicole, and an awesome Poppy to Tyler, Bella and Chase. You are greatly missed by all of your family and so many friends. We love you❤️🙏

  7. My condolences to Sherry & family, I regret I will not be able to attend his Funeral Mass. Jack was a great person to work with, always willing to help me take care of problems. He will be missed. God Bless him & his family.

  8. The Jack Milford I know excelled at other positions before Milford Plumbing Supply. He was a great musician (snare drum back-up to “Winchester Cathedral” on the 45); associate pastor (celebrating Mass on ironing board altar in the basement); law enforcement (recording license plates for Lt. Delling of those who rolled through the southbound Berry stop sign at Lockwood); street hockey equipment designer (unlicensed “Cesare Moniago” signature foam pads so big they blocked the entire goal); and STL Mounted Police horse whisperer. I love you, Jack! God Bless the Milfords.

    • Paul-

      He had an illegal curve on his fiberglass stick , always had his goalie mask decorated and painted properly. Jacques Plante. I can’t believe you remembered Winchester Cathedral!

    • Fly,

      You forgot one of his key achievements – leader of the misfit bag boys and shelf stockers at Tomboy (Hanneke’s for some of you newer folks).

      I was talking today with Matt Wellborn, and we both recall Jack always playing pranks on one of our Tomboy colleagues – David. When David would bring the cart of soda bottles down the hill in the parking lot, Jack would fire a tomato or an egg at him (never missed) and the battle was on. Jack once locked him in the milk cooler for an hour until Leonard let him out. Hundreds of these great stories – what a loss of such a great man, friend and overall wonderful person. Prayers to all the Milfords from all of the Wilds!

  9. Our sincere condolences to the entire Milford
    Family and all friends. I also will be unable to attend service however our thoughts, prayers to all that grieve the loss of Jack Milford. May Jesus Christ and the almighty God show everyone the way to everyone
    Who Truly believes that the son died for our sins and we will have everlasting life. We often wonder why it is such a secret for our loved ones who pass not to tell us “I’m ok, I’m in heaven” but please know it was never a secret, we were told along time ago. Jesus wants us to have love and faith for him and the father. We don’t need any other proof.
    It may not be simple but it is clear.

  10. Our sympathy goes out to Sheri, Christopher, Doug and Matt Milford along with the entire Milford family. Jack and I went to high school at CBC. We had many crazy card games and a lot of fun out on the golf course. Jack was certainly one funny son of a bitch. Jack and his family will be in our prayers.

  11. What you saw is what you got. That half-hidden smile every time I encountered him. We made each other laugh every day during my 4 years at Milford Supply. Going to the park at lunch throwing a football around, or shagging softballs. He played on my Senior men’s baseball team. We’d joke about how bad the team was.
    Stayed in touch through the years through business, and just an occasional B.S. session. A nicer man I shall never meet. Gonna miss the Hell out of him.

  12. Jack was one of “the boys” next door during my childhood at the VonDoerstens and always full of happiness and joy! I don’t remember a time whether it was at the pool or playing that Jack ever said an unkind word to anyone. Reading your comments, that seems to be the way he lived his whole life. Though I was only blessed to see Jack occasionally through the years, he always treated me with the same big bear hug I remember from childhood. May the Lord bless you Milfords as you learn to live without his precious light in your lives and comfort you during your journey of healing from this terrible loss. KK

  13. I had more fun than I can remember playing high school and junior golf with Jack and carpooling to CBC. I will always remember the good times and look forward to hearing some great Milfman stories Friday.
    My sincere condolences to the Milford family.

  14. I worked with Jack at Milford Supply for 14 years. Jack always had a twinkle in his eye, and I loved when he would work at the St Charles branch. We had a lot of good times and laughs, and he made the work we put in a lot of fun. My condolences to Sherry and the rest of the family. Jack was a really good guy

  15. Jack could always make me laugh without even opening his mouth – just a look was all it would take sometimes. He was uncomplicated, and as genuine as they come. Soft spoken, warm, kind, and hardworking. What a great man.

    Sherry, Christopher, and family – we send our love and our deepest heartfelt condolences to you all from Boston. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and Jack remains in our hearts.

    Alex Wolf and family

  16. Jack was the only guy who caddied at Algonquin being a member’s son which was very much against the rules. Tim Flemming, Caddy Master, would simply look the other way stating “rules are meant to be broken when you have Jack Milford willing to carry doubles for 18 always with a smile on his face.” Will always remember days at MQP and CBC together. PU Football on the Parish House front lawn and going to Tom Boy or Brownie’s in Glendale afterwards! RIP my friend you will be missed and please God Bless the entire Milford Family during this difficult time.

  17. Good friend to Chris, I’ll also remember caddying with Jack but also caddying for Jack’s dad Doug and his Hot-Z golf bag. Jack was a great guy and will be greatly missed.

    Chris & Jerry Welsch

  18. Jack was truly a joy to be around. A great co- worker and friend. I’ll always remember his friendly smile and laugh.Our condolences to Sherry and family.

  19. Milf was a cornerstone of my lucky MQP childhood along with the incredible Milford Clan. When the the school day ended, Jim, Gus, Eddie V, Pete, Head and everyone I missed here couldn’t get the The Milf Multipurpose Center at 125 N. Berry Road to play basketball, hockSock or hockey for hours….I’m sure we drove LuLu Crazy!!!
    Love U Brother Jack!



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