Milton Jaffe Gun, 93, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 3, 2021 at his home at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, MA. He is survived by his dear wife of 63 years, Eleanor (Margolis) and his two devoted sons and their spouses, Howard and his wife Kate of Brookeville, MD, and Steven and his wife Lee Ann of Ashland, MA. Milton reveled in being the beloved “Papa” to his four grandchildren Jesse, Molly, Emma and Emory Gun. He was the loving brother of his late sister Pauline Sostek.
An eternal optimist with a joie de vivre, Milton loved music, sports, and travel. He worked for many years in local radio, newspaper reporting for the wire services and public relations. During his five-decade journalism career he covered the Boston Celtics of the 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Boston Patriots of the 1960’s, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Marathon and many of the great New England professional tennis tournaments of the 1970s through the 1990’s. He regaled friends and family with his stories of many of the great sports legends and characters of that era. Above everything else, Milt loved vacationing with his wife, sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren who truly cherish those great memories.
The immediate family will hold a private graveside ceremony of burial at Sharon Memorial Park Thursday October 7, 2021. Donations in Milton’s name may be to Good Shepherd Community Care, 160 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459, www.gscommunitycare.org/Donate and/or to Hebrew Senior Life, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131, www.hebrewseniorlife.org/giving.