Bill Miltiades Obituary, Death – Bill Miltiades, who was 96 years old, passed away on August 16 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. He was surrounded by his devoted family at the time of his passing. Milty Tzitzenikos was the son of the late George and Mary (Bastikis) Tzitzenikos. He was born on February 26, 1926 in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts.
He received his education at one of the Dracut institutions. He began his career as a welder in the Hingham shipyard at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks. He had to serve in the United States Army during World War II despite just being 18 years old when he was conscripted. During the Battle of the Bulge, he served in the artillery division and was involved in the fighting.
After returning home, Milty utilized the GI bill to enroll in barber school. He was 90 years old when he retired from owning and running Mel’s Barber Shop in Pepperell, which he had founded and operated for more than 65 years. Mel’s Barber Shop is still run by his son, MG, who is the third generation. He was an active member of the Democratic Town Committee and took part in a variety of political campaigns because he loved being involved in local politics.
Former Commander of both the VFW Post and the American Legion Post in Pepperell, Milty served in both capacities. Milty attended the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, where she was an active member. Many people referred to Milty as “Mel the Barber,” “Pi” (grandfather), and “Uncle Milty.” Milty was also known as “Uncle Milty.” He took pleasure in having discussions with his faithful clients about gardening and the politics of the community, and he also liked telling them stories about his children and grandkids.
Milty was a passionate gardener who relished spending time tending to his plants and veggies while working in his greenhouse. When he was younger, he used to spend a lot of time on Plum Island, where he had a summer house, fishing, going out on boats, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by the woman he has been married to for the past sixty-three years, Phyllis (Paquin) Tzitzenikos, three daughters,
Sandra Wilson and her husband Allen, Linda Manning, Lisa Pappey and her husband Theodore; a son, MG and his wife Stacy; five grandchildren, Jonathan Tzitzenikos, Jillian Manning, Morgan Baker and her husband John, Andréa Pappey, Christopher Pappey; two great grandchildren, Cal Milty was preceded in death by his sister Venus Aphrodite Sampson, his brother Charles Genikos, as well as a nephew, Paul Genikos, and a great nephew, Christopher Genikos. In addition, Venus Aphrodite Sampson and Charles Genikos were Milty’s relatives.