Autumn Shields Milk, age 88, a resident of Union City and formerly of Waterford, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Hamot Medical Center. Born in Butler County, PA on October 6, 1921, she was the daughter of the late David and Clarabelle Gardner Shields.

Milk, Autumn ShieldsAutumn was a beautician operating her own shop in Waterford for many years as well as being an “Avon Lady”. She was active in the Waterford community and was a member of the American Legion Post #285 Auxiliary for over 66 years, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Pleasantview Garden Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Milk, and her two brothers, Melvyn and Ronald Shields. She is survived by many cousins including Dell Shields and his wife Barbara of Waterford, and also four step-sons, David, John, Larry, and James Milk.

Visiting hours will be at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford on Saturday morning from 10:00am until the time of the funeral at 12:00noon. Rev. Emily Zeig of the First Presbyterian Church of Waterford will officiate. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Waterford.