Joseph Raymond Milford

December 8, 1928January 20, 2014

Joseph Raymond Milford, 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend; born December 8, 1928 in Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, DC to Francis R. and Agnes (Montgomery) Milford. Joseph attended St. Aloysius for 1st grade, Nativity for 2nd through 4th grade, Holy Redeemer for grades 5th through 8th and St. Anthony’s High School, graduating in June 1946. After graduating from high school Joseph enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in July 1946, serving until January 1948. Joseph attended Strayer University majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting earning a Bachelor of Commercial Science (BCS) degree in 1950. This same year Joseph was called back in to service in 1950 during the Korean conflict. After serving his country proudly, Joseph joined the CIA in 1951 as Finance and Budget Officer until retirement in 1978, and completing 29 years of government services, including military service. Serving in the Philippines, England, Germany, Chile, Brazil and Thailand with short stints in Japan, Hong Kong, Taipei and Vietnam; receiving several letters of commendation and the Career Intelligence Medal. In September of 1959 Joseph married the love of his life Madeline Arslanian. Joseph and Madeline made their home in McLean, Virginia where Joseph has been a member of Westwood Country Club since 1977, a parishioner at St. John the Beloved for fifty years. In Joseph’s free time he volunteered for Share Transportation and Neighborhood Watch. Joseph is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-four years Madeline Milford; his two loving children, John Milford of Trinity, FL and Cathy Cromley of Oakton, VA; four dearly loved grandchildren Nicole Milford, Michael Milford, Peyton Cromley and Dolan Cromley. A visitation will be held Thursday, January 23rd from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Murphy Funeral Home; 1102 W. Broad Street; Falls Church, VA. A celebration of life mass will be held Friday, January 24th at 12:30PM at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church; 6420 Linway Ter.; McLean, VA. A graveside service will follow at National Memorial Park; 7482 Lee Highway; Falls Church, VA. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Joseph R. Milford name at To send the family condolences please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, January 23, 2014
  • A Celebration of Life Mass Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Rite of Christian Burial Friday, January 24, 2014

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MJ Milford

January 28, 2014

We love you Pop Pop - more than words can say. xoxo MJ

Sylvia Schwind

January 25, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your Dad, John. I just saw this on Mary Jane's facebook page. I just lost my Dad on Dec. 29th at the age of 85. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim

January 24, 2014

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Heather Johnson

January 23, 2014

My deepest condolences during this difficult time for the Milford family. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Trish Goeller

January 23, 2014

My heart is breaking for you as I read of your sad news. I have fond memories of you and Joe, being wonderful neighbors and friends to my parents. Know that we are thinking of you and the family. Love, Trish and Kevin

January 23, 2014

Met Joe in 1962 when I joined the Agency. Had many good times in the work place, on the golf courses and having a beer or two, or three. A fine person.

Larry Showalter

janette pacheco

January 23, 2014

My deepest sympathy for your loss. My Prayers are with your family.
Janette Pacheco

judy jack

January 23, 2014

my sincere condolences to the milford family and friends...he was an amazing man...judy