Life Story: Milton Tupler, 82; U.S. Coast Guard Veteran

Milton W. Tupler, of Somerset passed away on March 12 at home. He was 82.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, he has lived in Somerset for 58 years.

He served in the US Coast Guard Reserves during the late 1950s/early 1960s. He graduated from University of Miami in 1960 and that’s where he met his wife Susan. He then worked as a Manufacturing Representative for various companies throughout the New York City area and various locations on the East Coast.

As a sports fan, Milton enjoyed playing golf, pickle ball, tennis, softball and bocce ball as well as skiing. He was also a member of the Temple Beth El’s Men’s Club in Somerset and numerous clubs in Somerset Run. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ben & Sally Tupler; and three brothers, Austin, Harold and Stanley.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Susan; sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew & Dara of Seaside Park and Eric & Jane of Greenwood Village, Colorado; daughter and son-in-law, Teri & Jonathan Friedland of Phoenix, Arizona; and 6 grandchildren.

Funeral services have been held privately under the direction of the Rabbi Garfinkel of Temple Beth El, Somerset and Gleason Funeral Home, Somerset.

Donations in his loving memory can be made to Temple Beth El, 1489 Hamilton Street, Somerset, New Jersey 08873, or go to: https://tbeonline.weebly.com/give.html.

In lieu of Shiva the family will be greeting family and friends via Zoom. Please contact a family member for more information.

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