Hazel E. Milash, homemaker

Hazel E. Milash, a homemaker and former longtime Brooklyn Park resident, died Sunday of heart failure at Chester River Manor, a Chestertown assisted-living facility. She was 92.

The former Hazel Elizabeth Johns was born in Charleston, S.C., and was a teenager when she moved with her family to Baltimore. She was a 1940 graduate of Southern High School.

During World War II, she worked in the credit department of Shavitz Furniture Store. She met her future husband, Paul A. Milash, who was home on leave from the Navy.

After the couple married in 1949, they moved to Brooklyn Park. Mr. Milash, who was a civil engineer for the State Highway Administration, died in 1984.

For the last six years, Mrs. Milash, who enjoyed playing bingo, gardening and reading novels, had lived in Chestertown. She also liked playing cards and listening to Frank Sinatra recordings.

She was an avid Orioles fan.

"Her very favorite Oriole was Jim Palmer," said her son, Paul S. Milash of Chestertown.

Graveside services will be held at noon Friday at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

In addition to her son, Mrs. Milash is survived by two brothers, Joseph Johns of Towson and Harold Johns of Pasadena; and two grandsons.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com