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Milton Rij

Port Orange, FL - Milton Rij, 95, of Port Orange, Florida, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born on February 1, 1923, and raised in Irvington, New Jersey. He graduated Irvington High School, and worked as an apprentice at a butcher shop. He also attended Rutgers Agricultural College for a semester. Milton enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was part of the 82nd Construction Battalion. He obtained and served the rank of Ships' Cook 2nd Class. Upon receiving an Honorable Discharge, Milton returned to Irvington, where he met the love of his life, Stephanie Tysoski. They were married on September 19, 1954, and settled in Union, NJ, where they raised their two children, Michael and Karen. Milton continued to work as a butcher, and purchased his own business in 1987; known as Lutz's Pork Store. Milton was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Union Council 4504, where he cooked in the kitchen of the Council Hall for various affairs. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Ukrainian Church in Hillside, NJ, and a member of the Holy Name Society, where he served as the first President of the organization. In 1991, Milton and Stephanie retired to Toms River, NJ for 26 years. During this time, he enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling. He also worked part time for 10 years at The German Butcher Shoppe in Forked River, NJ. In 2017, after 10 years of being "snow birds", Milton and Stephanie moved to Port Orange, Florida. Surviving are his wife of 63 years Stephanie; his daughter Karen of Daytona Beach Shores; his son Michael, daughter-in-law Joanne, and granddaughter Jessica, all of Toms River, NJ. The family will receive friends and visitors at the Lohman Funeral Home, 1201 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange on Wednesday, March 7, from 5 pm to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Port Orange, on Thursday, March 8, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Our Lady of Hope Church, Knights of Columbus Council 8086, in Milton's memory, would be appreciated. Condolences may be shared with the family through the online guestbook at

www.Lohmanfuneralhomes.com .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 6, 2018
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