|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1930|
|Death: ||May 11, 1999|
A second-generation photographer, Mr. Techner worked in the industry for more than a half-century, doing everything from wedding photography to marketing and teaching other photographers.
Mr. Techner had been at Cross County Color Labs in Westville since 1992. His work included consulting with studio owners, presenting seminars on the latest developments, and attending photography conventions. He was considered an authority on motivational sales and promotional programs.
From 1963 to 1991, he was a partner and photographer in Cherry Hill Studios, which also had offices in Jenkintown.
In 1998, he cofounded the Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography in Cape May and was its executive director. The school was affiliated with the Professional Photographers of America's International School of Professional Photography in Winona Lake, Ind.
Mr. Techner was a past president of the Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley and the Association of Professional Photographic Studio Owners.
A Korean War Army veteran, he was an aerial combat photographer.
He was a member of B'nai B'rith Adelphi Lodge in Philadelphia, and a former member of the Cherry Hill Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed gardening, freshwater fishing, and listening to music. He also loved art, from impressionist to modern, and painted in watercolors and oils.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Natalie Gordon Techner; sons Alan and Scott; a daughter, Shari Techner-Smith; six grandchildren; and a brother.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. today at Platt Memorial Chapels Inc., 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. Burial will be in Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 410 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights, N.J. 08035.
Credit: S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Professional Photographer July 1999, pg. 40:
"A note from the author... This article is dedicated to the memory of Milt Techner of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, who passed away in May after a short illness. Milt was a founder of the Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley, and more recently, founder and director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional School, both PPA affiliates. Milt was a well-known business mentor in our industry, who always wore a smile and was a friend to all. I know he would tell us he had a great ride through life. When our time comes, as it must for all of us, we should be so lucky" - Author: John M. and Kathleen A. Frank, owner and operators, Creative Photographs, Ltd. in Medford, NJ.
Milt Techner was the Founder and Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Professional Photography (M.A.R.S.) until his passing in 1999. Milt spent his lifetime of 69 years in the photographic profession. What was most remarkable about Milt was his enthusiasm and zest for life. His willingness to help others made him a mentor to many aspiring and experienced photographers in the Delaware Valley. His passionate devotion to projects and causes he believed in will not be forgotten. Milt was a special man and we want to remember and honor him with the Milt Techner Memorial Scholarship.
Milt Techner Memorial Scholarship:
Awarded each year. It includes a full tuition scholarship for the class of your choice, room (double-room occupancy) and all scheduled meals. It will be awarded each year to a worthy candidate, and you may apply each year.
Max Techner (1896 - 1974)
Sarah Snyderman Techner (1899 - 1974)
Martin Richard Techner (1923 - 2015)*
Milton Techner (1930 - 1999)
Locustwood Memorial Park
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Apr 13, 2007
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