Milton Ratner

Obituary of Milton Thomas Ratner

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Milton Thomas Ratner, 77, passed away in the early morning hours of January 8, 2022 peacefully at his home with his good friend and caregiver Scott Huggler, after a long battle with Parkinson's.

Milton was born in Iron River, Michigan on March 13, 1944 to the late Sullivan County Sheriff Louis Ratner and June Richards Ratner.

Milton worked as an Operating Engineer for the Local 825 for more than 40 years. He was a long-standing member of the Liberty Elk's Club and the Old Bastards. His favorite past time was fishing and camping. He was always helping out with the Elk's Club kids ice fishing contest or deep-sea fishing with his best friend Billy Weston.

In addition to his parents, Milton was preceded in death by his loving wife of 42 years Beatrice Ratner, Sister Karen McLoughlin and Brother Michael Ratner.

Milton is survived by his Brothers - Robert Ratner and his wife Denise and Daniel Ratner and his wife Carlene. Sons - James Ratner, Joseph Ratner and his wife Christie, Jason Ratner and his wife Regina. Stepchildren - Pam Driscoll and her husband Frank, William Hulse, Timothy Hulse and his wife Amber.

Grandchildren - Jared, Angela, Tyler, Stephanie, Travis, Ashlynne, Eliyahu, Menachem Asher, Dvora Leah, Tara, Brienne, Frisk, Elysia, and Luna. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday January 13, 2022 at Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home 275 S. Main Street Liberty, NY at 11 AM to 12 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 12pm. Interment will follow at Parksville Cemetery, Parksville, NY. Family and Friends are invited back to the Elks Club at 21 St. John Street Liberty, NY 2PM to 5 PM for a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Garnet Health Heart-A-Thon 2022 Contact Jodi Goodman at (845)333-8785 to benefit Garnet Health Catskill Cardiology Department.

Arrangements under the care of Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, for further information call 845-292-7160 or visit

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Final Resting Place

Parksville Cemetery
Old Route 17
Parksville, New York, United States
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