Former Rosemead LB Edward McMillon Passes

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Edward McMillon.

Joe Torosian

Former Rosemead football player, and wrestler, Edward McMillon, 28, passed away on Tuesday, June 10th. The specific cause was not shared, but a complication related to leukemia was cited.

McMillon came onto the scene as a sophomore linebacker on Rosemead’s 2001 semifinal team. Including a huge came against Arroyo that the Panthers won at home 42-7.

In both the 2002 and 2003 seasons, under Rosemead head coach Larry Hatley, McMillon became the key figure of the Panthers defense. At the Mid Valley News he was also known for the monster hit he put on Monrovia’s Jeremele Barnes during a punt return in 2003 regular season game.

“He always had the hugest smile and biggest laugh,” said current Rosemead head coach Marc Paramo. “He is going to be missed.”

A top wrestler for the Panthers, he kept in touch with wrestling program and stopped by frequently to say hello.

“What a tragedy this is, Edward was truly a special person. He lit up any and every room he walked into. He brought so much joy and laughter to everyone in his path and especially mine,” said friend Justine Dorfman.

At press time no date or information has been given regarding services.

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