WARTRACE, Tenn. | Mr. Joseph R. Milillo, 87, of Wartrace, Tenn., passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tenn. Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Catholic followed by burial at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Mr. Milillo was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Auburn, the son of the late Steven and Consiglia Tanzella Milillo. He was an aeronautical engineer and had retired from Calspan Corporation at Arnold Air Force Base in 1993. He was previously employed by NACA, Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and worked for Aro, Inc. at Arnold AFS from 1977 to 1981. He was a registered engineer and a former member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was an associate fellow of AIAA and president of the AIAA Tullahoma Chapter. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Mr. Milillo was a member of the NRA and the Arnold Center Shooter's Club. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Mr. Milillo is survived by his wife, Vivian Dotter Milillo, of Wartrace, Tenn.; one son, John Milillo, of Nashville; one daughter, Stephanie Kellerman, of Louisville, Ky., one stepdaughter, Lara McKinnon and her husband, Chris, of Lynchburg, Tenn.; one stepson, David Dotter and his wife, Rebekah, of Geisman, La.; two brothers, Mike Milillo and his wife, Phyllis, of Auburn and Nick Milillo and his wife, Theresa, of Auburn; one sister, Rose DePasquale, of Buffalo; two grandchildren, Elizabeth â€œEJâ€? Kellerman, of Pittsboro, N.C. and Bert Kellerman of San Diego. A memorial mass will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Francis Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn, NY 13021. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Cancer Society .