In Remembrance: Vincent M. Milone ’52MArch Died on May 19 2015

The family of Vincent Michael Milone would like to let our friends and Vincent's colleagues know that Vincent passed away peacefully on May 19, 2015, after battling complications from Addison's disease and pneumonia. He was born to Agostino and Maria (Diliberto) Milone in New York, New York, in 1919. 

Vincent spent most of his professional life as a professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State University, Graduate Program. He contributed greatly to the training of a generation of urban planners in improving the practice of planning on an international scale. Vincent is credited by his senior colleagues for championing the Urban Planning Design program as well as creating new courses that addressed planning in developing countries and the societal needs of the community.  

Vincent served in the US Marines in World War II, Pacific Theater, as a corporal. He was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology (1943), Cooper Union, Irwin Chanin School of Architecture (1949), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning (1951), and Yale University School of Architecture (1952). Vincent taught urban and regional planning and design as well as fine art at the University of California, Berkeley, in the mid-1950s. 

In 1955 he married Pauline Dublin. When they were first married they led a group of students to Genoa with the Experiment in International Living. Vincent also left a good planning job with the City of Oakland to follow his wife, Pauline, on a Ford Foundation International Fellowship to Indonesia in the early 1960s. While in Indonesia, they befriended and sponsored their local mechanic, who was part of a persecuted ethnic minority, to become an American citizen. Later, Vincent and Pauline both moved to Nigeria, for Vincent to teach urban and regional planning at the University of Ibadan. Vincent also worked for the Ford Foundation and the United Nations in Nigeria and Tanzania in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Vincent loved drawing, painting, architecture, cooking, and baking. His friends and family describe him as a remarkable friend with a good sense of humor and a strong sense of social justice. Vincent was open to the world. He had broad interests and loved lively discussion and debate, as well as discussing history.  

Vincent is survived by his wife, Dr. Pauline D. Milone, and by his daughter, Maria Francesca Milone, her husband, Tim Statler, and their son, Will Statler.

—Submitted by the family.

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