Milton Meisner, 88, Among Founders of Hudson Farmers MarketBy the time I had met Milton, he was already an older gentleman. And he was already well established in his place at the Hudson Farmer's Market. But he always had a friendly smile, and a cup of coffee at the ready. He and I often talked of grape growing, and the heartbreak involved in growing them in such hostile environs.
As the local food movement gains more and more momentum, it is so important to pay respect and honor to those who helped pave the road before us, and acknowledge the great debt of gratitude we owe them.
Thank you, Milt.
Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:14 AM EST
Milton Meisner, 88, of Claverack, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.Born November 15, 1921 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Hyman and Rose (Antislovsky) Meisner.Milton was a graduate of Hudson High School. He managed and worked the family farm for most of his life. He was a partner with his brother, David, of the Kaiser and Frazer Car Dealership in Chatham.
He was a real estate broker for over 40 years and owned and operated his own business, Milton Meisner Realty, Inc. in Greenport for over 25 years with his wife, Rosalyn.Mr. Meisner was a member of the Dairy League Cooperative, Inc., the National Organic Farmers Associations of New York, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, member and past trustee of the Board of Directors of Agway, and a founding member of the Hudson Farmers Market.
Milton was a life member and past trustee of Congregation Anshe Emeth and a member of B'Nai Brith.He was a member of the Columbia County Board of Realtors, a member of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Claverack Lions, a past board member of the Mental Health Association of Columbia and Greene Counties, a Claverack Town Councilman, a Democratic Party Committeeman, a member of the Hudson Opera House, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Milton was the beloved husband of 55 years of Rosalyn (Rackmilowitz) Meisner; devoted father of Melinda Jones of Mechanicville, Hedda (Randy) Rosen of Stillwater, and Rita (Christy) Tiano of Claverack; beloved grandfather of Jennifer Jones of Mechanicville, Christopher Ball of Stillwater, and Christy and Drew Tiano, both of Claverack; loving brother of David Meisner of Greenport, and special uncle of many nieces and nephews.He was predeceaced by his sister, Sarah Ackerman and his brother, Abraham Meisner.Services will be conducted at 11m Friday at the Bates & Anderson - Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green St., Hudson.
Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery.Contributions may be made to WAMC, 318 Central Avenue, Albany, 12206, or to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD, 21741.