General Information

Full Name: Gabriel B. Milton
Date of Death: Sunday, July 7, 2024

It is with great sadness that the family of Gabriel B. Milton announces his passing on July 7, 2024 at the age of 76. Gabe was a true renaissance man—a poet, scholar, builder, handyman, computer whiz, philosopher, gamer, athlete, loving husband and father, and doting cat dad. Born in California, Gabe spent most of his childhood in Mount Kisco, New York, before attending college at the University of Madison, Wisconsin and earning two law degrees from NYU, eventually settling down and raising his family in New Jersey. He had an eclectic career, working at various times as a lawyer, driver, consultant, stay-at-home dad, and government bureaucrat, before spending his final ten working years in what he described as the best job he ever had, in the billing and collections department at Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

An intellectual through and through, Gabe spent his free time looking for answers to the big questions, studying religion, spirituality, astrology, and ethics. His astonishingly sharp mind led him to a diverse array of hobbies, from writing poetry to cycling to horology to mycology to electronic tinkering. He was incredibly dedicated to his family; he loved coming up with creative surprises, finding the gift that would help make your life just a little easier, and was constantly
working to make sure everyone was taken care of. He was loving and warm, and always looking to bring everyone a little joy– often with a spontaneous trip to a local ice cream shop. Gabe was fiercely determined, overcoming both bladder cancer and a heart attack.

His family will miss his quick wit, strong opinions, and (we’ll admit it just this once) bad jokes. He is predeceased by his mother Shirley and feline companion Minerva and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Beth; his children Julia, Gregory, and Russell; his brother David (Maria); and his formerly feral rescue kitten Merlin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the National Park Foundation.

Service Information

Thursday, July 11, 2024
11:30 AM

Service At:
Cedar Park Cemetery
Chapel of Abraham & Sarah

735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652


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  1. Trisha Mershon

    I met Gabe at Greg’s wedding and we were both wearing seat sucker outfits. He was so kind and warm. Ya know when you feel that vibe from someone right away. This news is so tragic and incredibly sad. I feel so much for Beth and her children as I really know having lost my husband 20 years ago now.

  2. Beth Milton

    To my wonderful husband Gabriel
    Love this picture of you on the Sailboat in Glouster, MA. Thank you Meg and Herb for a wonderful day and memory.
    May Gabe sail on to a better place. You are at peace and no longer in pain. I love you forever.


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