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Posted by Tom Klemens on September 7, 2010 at 1:24 PM.
William A. Milek, 92, died September 3, 2010. A resident of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Milek joined AISC in 1955 as a district engineer based in his home town of Omaha, Neb. From 1961–1967 he was a research engineer at AISC headquarters, then in New York City. Upon the retirement of T.R. Higgins in 1968, Milek became AISC’s director of engineering and research and later the vice president of engineering. He retired from that position shortly after AISC moved to Chicago in 1983. In 2000, Milek was presented with the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his many contributions to the institute and the structural steel industry.
Milek is survived by his children John, Tom, Anne and James; two brothers, Robert and David; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Visitation is Wednesday afternoon, September 8, at the Blake Lamb Funeral Home in Lisle, Ill., where the funeral will be held on Thursday morning. For more information, click here.