Milton Leap

(Jun 7, 1915 to Nov 27, 2011)

He was a quiet man. Maybe that’s why in 72 years of marriage an unkind word was never said nor did an argument ever ensue. Milton’s daily routine always included a morning and evening stroll and a car ride through the Gloucester/Salem countryside. He was always ready to go for a ride but was equally happy just tinkering on his car. He not only attended weekly services at the First Presbyterian Church in Swedesboro but served as a Deacon and Sexton. His meticulous nature made him a great handyman; he did the job right the first time. Both his Church and DuPont Chambersworks benefited from that trait. He spent 36 years at DuPont keeping their equipment in perfect running order. rnMilt wasn’t much for sitting around except if he was rooting for the Phils or cheering Jeff Gordon. rnWhen he met his wife, Gladys, she wasn’t exactly thrilled with his work coveralls. When he asked her out, he came dressed to the nines. He turned her head and they were together ever since. Their first date was to Riverview Beach Park and the Tunnel of Love. He was her first beau and she his first girl. They got engaged the day of her graduation from Swedesboro High 1938 and married the next year. They were blessed with two sons, Milton, Jr. and Jim. rnCome celebrate 96 gentlemanly years Wednesday from 6 to 8PM and Thursday from 10AM at Daley Life Celebration Studio where a service will be held at 11AM. Burial Lake Park Cemetery.rnDonations to Friends Village, One Friends Dr., Woodstown, 08098, Compassionate Care Hospice, 600 Highland Dr. Suite 624,Westampton, 08060 or First Presbyterian Church, 1526 Kings Hwy., Swedesboro 08085 in memory of Milton will be appreciated. Leave a story of Milton at the Tuesday edition of the Times and Sunbeam

3 thoughts on “Milton Leap

  1. Harry and Doris Rink

    Dear Gladys, Milton,Jr. and Jim,rnOur thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have such fond memories of Milton. He was truly a special person.. He will sadly be missed. We are grateful he was able to have a long life and wonderful family.rnFondly,rnHarry and Doris RinkrnGibbstown

  2. Donna Horner Golt

    Dear Gladys, Milt and Jim:rnI’m sorry I didn’t know Milton had passed away; or else I would have been there for you all. Milton and Gladys were Mom and Dad’s best friends through the years, having grown up together back in the day. I offer my sincerest sympathies to your family. Sincerely Donna (Horner) Golt

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