Milan Charles Lapar
APRIL 2, 1930 ~ DECEMBER 27, 2019 (AGE 89)
Milan Charles Lapar, 89, passed away surrounded by family, Friday, December 27, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Zdenka Lapar; loving father of Susan Rosenberg (Donald), Daniel Lapar (Kimi Lynn) and William Lapar (Sonya); and adored Pop-pop of Gregory Rosenberg, Kerri Rosenberg, Michelle Kennedy (Corbin), Jessica Lapar, Jacob Lapar, Alexander Lapar, Rachel Lapar, Meghan Lapar, and Amanda Lapar. Milan is also survived by his brother Rudolph Lapar, brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Rowena Sredl and numerous relatives both in the United States and Europe.
Milan was born April 2, 1930 in New York, NY to Rudolph and Elizabeth (Marecek) Lapar. When Milan was two years old his family moved to Long Island City, NY which is where he grew up. He graduated from Long Island City High School in 1948, worked at Insuline Corporation for one year, and then applied and was accepted to New York University (NYU). Milan attended NYU for one year, when he was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was then sent to Germany as a Military Policeman from April 1952 to September 1953. When Milan returned from Germany, he resumed his education at NYU. While at NYU Milan was re-introduced to Zdenka Josephine Sredl (they had met years earlier at Sokol camp). Milan and Zdenka dated for several years, and at Milan’s college senior prom, in May 1956, Milan asked Zdenka to marry him. Milan graduated from New York University in June 1956, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education. He accepted a teaching job in the Island Trees School District, Levittown, NY beginning in September 1956.
Milan and Zdenka married on June 22, 1957 in Queens, NY. They purchased a home in Kings Park, NY in 1960. In 1962, Milan accepted a position in the Deer Park School District Deer Park, NY, where he continued teaching, becoming department chairman and then district director of physical education, health and safety until his retirement in 1986.
Milan was an avid sports player and fan. In his younger years he played in men’s softball, basketball, tennis, and bowling leagues. He loved rooting for his NY Rangers, NY Giants, NY Knicks, and St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating, travelling and most importantly spending time with family and friends. Milan and Zdenka and their family spent countless summers at their cabin on March Pond in New Durham, NH, and then at their condo on Lake Winnipesaukee. In August 2014, Milan and Zdenka sold their home of 54 years in Kings Park, NY and moved permanently to their condominium on Lake Winnipesaukee in Mirror Lake, NH.
Milan, “Mil”, Dad, Pop-pop will be loved always and missed forever by his family. At a time in the future there will be a memorial service held to celebrate Milan’s life. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Multiple System Atrophy research at https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/msa-donation/ or mail to The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, 9935-D Rea Road, #212, Charlotte, NC 28277.
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