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Former mayor Milton Mackaig dies at 85
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Milton R. Mackaig Jr., a former Downey councilman who served as mayor in 1981-82, died Sept. 4, his family announced. He was 85.

A native of Los Angeles, he was elected to the Downey City Council in 1978, representing the fourth district.

He was elevated to mayor pro tem in 1980 and was sworn-in as Downey’s 30th mayor on April 29, 1981. He served only one term.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Mackaig; sister, Susan Martens; brother, Richard Mackaig; along with many nieces and a nephew.

He was a lifetime member of Downey Elks Lodge and the Almilaka Shrine in Los Angeles.

Burial at sea was conducted by Capt. Johnnie Lee at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach.

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, WEB ONLY
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