Milton A. Mausner, 94, died Thursday, Aug. 30 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank after a brief illness. Milton was born in Carteret, NJ to Max L. and Sally Traub Mausner. He graduated from Red Bank High School, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and then received his law degree from Harvard Law School, Class of '41.
He entered military service in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served in the Pacific area until 1945 seeing action in New Caledonia and Guadalcanal achieving the rank of Sergeant. Milton was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1946; he was employed by and later became a partner with the firm eventually known as Reussille, Mausner, Carotenuto, Barger, Kenny and Steel, LLC. He retired and became of-counsel in 1989.
During his lengthy career he practiced in many fields of law including public utility, municipal, probate, corporate, business, and real estate. In the early 1950s Milton served as Municipal Court Judge in Highlands, NJ. At various times he later served as attorney for Middletown, Little Silver, Shrewsbury, Keyport, Atlantic Township (now Colts Neck), and the Keyport Board of Education. During his legal career Milton participated in the organization of the Borough of New Shrewsbury (now Tinton Falls) when it split from Shrewsbury Township in 1953.
He represented the Northeast Monmouth County Regional Sewerage Authority in its formation; and he participated in the establishment of Monmouth Regional High School. He continued to represent those public bodies for many years. He was also a long time member of Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Milton's dedicated oversight as trustee of the Booker Foundation contributed to the very significant growth of the medical facilities of Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank and its increased ability to serve the community. In his leisure time through the years Milton was a rare book collector, avid downhill skier, golf enthusiast, world traveler, and electronics & gadget maven.
Milton was predeceased by his parents and all six of his sisters and brothers. Milton is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Claire Sandman Mausner; sons, David and wife Gale of Oak Park, IL, and Richard and wife Lori of Holmdel, and grandchildren, Max and his wife Katie, Dvorit, Samuel, Eric, and Amanda.
Donations may be made in Milton's memory to the Rabbi Sally J. Priesand Endowment Fund for the Future, c/o 332 Hance Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ 07724. Please visit Milton's memorial website by visiting www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.