Milton S. Augenblick, 91, of Somerset, NJ died peacefully at home on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Samuel and Mildred (Zekind) Augenblick. He joined the US Army and proudly defended his country during World War II. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, the American Service Medal, the Gold Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and a Bronze Star. Milton attended college in Montana with the US Army, and then shipped overseas. While overseas he sustained an injury which landed him in a Paris hospital for a week and a half. Milton then attended Queens College in Ireland with the US Army. After he was honorably discharged in 1946, he played semi-pro baseball, and was offered a contract with a Minor League team, however, he chose instead to attend Columbia University for Architecture and to start a family.
Mr. Augenblick worked with Edward Durell Stone in New York City as an Senior Associate until the mid-1970s, when he began his own Architectural company, where he worked until retiring five years ago. During this time he lived in Washington Heights, Paramus, Wayne, and finally Somerset where he has lived for the past seven years.
Mr. Augenblick was an avid handball player and former state champion, was a member of the A.I.A. (American Institute of Architects), and was a member and past commander of the Augenblick-Marcus Jewish War Veterans Post 669 of Paramus, which was named for his brother.
He was the beloved husband for 65 years of Eleanor Augenblick (nee Schall); loving father of Barbara Augenblick and her partner Ethan Brook of Cliffside Park, NJ, Andrea Augenblick of Hackensack, NJ, and Meryl Finkelstein and her husband Robert of Mendham, NJ; devoted grandfather of Brian, Jenna, and Laura Finkelstein.
Memorial donations may be made in Milton's memory to the
), P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org
), PO Box 4527
New York, NY 10163.
A funeral service will take place promptly at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, 402 Park Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Interment to follow at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton, NJ. The family of Mr. Augenblick will greet friends for the hour prior to the service.
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