Milton K. Brackenbury

Milton K. Brackenbury, 79, of Old Tappan since 1977, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 11, 2019. Beloved husband of Amelia (nee Weinschreider). Devoted father of Mark and wife Amy of Emerson, Scott and wife Jennifer of Harrington Park, Teresa Angelakos and husband Peter of Emerson, Jeannette Kammlott and husband Robert of Norwood, Andrew and wife Debbie of Oakland and Catherine Brackenbury of NYC. Adored grandfather and great-grandfather. Dearest brother of Sally Langolf and Kenneth, he was predeceased by six brothers and sisters. He is also survived by many other loving relatives and dear friends. 

Milton was a US Army Veteran. He was a past President of the Old Tappan Volunteer Fire Department and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Westwood Council. He retired from Con-Ed in NYC.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday 11 AM at St. Pius X RC Church, Old Tappan. Visiting hours are Thursday 4-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers, donations in Milton’s memory to the Old Tappan Fire Department, 231 Old Tappan Rd, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 would be appreciated.


  1. Carlos Sarmiento

    What a nice and funny friend.
    God receive him with his arms open.
    I love you Mell.

  2. Richard Gruber

    I remember Mel as a kind, tender, funny man when I knew him while I was still a teenager. He was a light in my young life.

  3. Marilyn (Brackenbury) Presley

    “Uncle Milton” will be missed. He and his wife, Amelia, raised some beautiful children. My deepest sympathies for this family’s loss.

  4. Becky Ferguson

    As you said to me 10 years ago when my mother and your sister Sue passed, “I guess they are having a BIG party in heaven tonight.” Uncle Milt you are in good company and I am sure you were well met at the gates. On this side your warmth, compassion and sense of humor will be missed by all. You take with you the pieces of all the broken hearts you leave behind.
    While distance and time have kept us apart, you and Aunt Amelia and your family have always kept a place in my heart. I will miss you. Godspeed.

  5. Dr.Julie and Julia Fortunato

    My mother Julia and I will miss Mel’s quips and his presence every Sunday at mass. His smiles and good wishes will always be remembered. His preparation of food for the soup kitchen was always appreciated by all those who helped in the kitchen. We will miss him. Rest in Christ. Dr.Julie and Julia Fortunato

  6. So sorry to hear this. I knew Milt from Con Edison. He was also smiling and had a good heart. I know he will be missed by family and friends of him.. They don’t come much better then him. It was a honor knowing you Milt.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Milt was a wonderful man. I worked with him at Con Edison. Always smiling and a great gentleman. It was such a pleasure to know and work with him.

  8. Glen & Cris Weinschreider

    Uncle Mel I don’t know what to say. There are so many wonderful memories growing up in NY. You were a great uncle and I loved you a lot. My only wish is that I would have visited with you more later in life. Watch over us until we meet again in heaven.

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