Leonard L. Millican ’43

Leonard L. Millican ’43 died February 27, 2012, of lymphoma in Sun City Center, Fla. He was born on September 22, 1919, in Manchester, N.H., and prepared for college at Winchester (Mass.) High School and the Huntington School. He attended Bowdoin for two years, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School in 1944. After graduation he was immediately sent to Europe and served to captain in the Army during World War II. He practiced dentistry in Waltham and Plymouth, Mass. He also worked as a dentist at Polk County Correctional Institution for a short while. He had a passion for building boats and completed a total of eight large boats between 25 and 44 feet long and multiple dinghies. His last boat was the Pelican, a 27-foot John Alden Gaffed Sloop he built when he was 70. He was a long-time member of the Plymouth Yacht Club and served as secretary for many years. He was a member of Tampa Sailing Squadron for 26 years and was granted a lifetime membership. He is survived by Sally Hayward Millican, his wife of 37 years; two daughters, Donna Buttner and Elizabeth Hayward McConkey; two sons, Charles Millican and Andrew Hayward; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert, and two sisters, Margaret and Louise.

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