Jon Millenson Obituary

Jon Steven Millenson
Jon Steven Millenson

November 20, 1932 - February 10, 2021
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
Resided in Niantic, Connecticut


Jon Steven Millenson 88, of Niantic, beloved husband of JoAnn Millenson, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.
Mr. Millenson was born November 20, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland. He lived with his mother Ruth C. Millenson (Rosenbaum) and father Irving (Babe) Millenson in Cumberland, Maryland where his grandfather Irving Rosenbaum co-owned one of the first and largest department stores in the country, Rosenbaum’s Department Store. He then graduated from Allegany High School, attended University of Pennsylvania, and then received a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University, and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
In 1975, he moved to New Canaan where he raised his family for over 20 years. In 1985, Mr. Millenson was named Director of Marketing and Research for Y & R National advertising agency. He worked over 30 years in advertising for Y & R National, Paine Webber, and his own marketing research firm, Delphi Strategic Development. He was a loving and caring father, who loved his grandchildren beyond words and will be remembered for his humor, energy, and hard work. Many special memories were made with his son in Indian Guides, Boy Scouts, and traveling together. In his retirement, Mr. Millenson lived in Florida and most recently Niantic. He worked many years at the Mystic Seaport Museum in the navigational instruments and ship carving exhibits. He was an avid carver, painter, artist, and animal lover.
He is survived by his wife JoAnn Millenson, his son, Geoffrey D. Millenson and wife Wendy Millenson and their children Cayden and Riley of Stratford, and his brother Robert Millenson of Daytona, FL.
Mr. Millenson will rest with his mother at Eastview Cemetery in Cumberland, Maryland. Due to COVID, a celebration of life with friends and family will be held on April 9, 2021, location to be determined, information to follow. Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to leave the family an online condolence.




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