Milton W. Mugler Jr. of Andover, Mass., a former Buffalo businessman, died Saturday in Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 78.
Born in Buffalo, he was a 1944 graduate of Amherst High School and served in the Navy in the submarine service during World War II.
Mr. Mugler graduated in 1950 from Colgate University, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
In 1954, he succeeded his father as president of Buffalo Nut Shops, a family-owned business that imported, processed and distributed nuts from headquarters at Main Street and Hertel Avenue. The business was sold in the 1970s.
He was a member of the Derby Club, Saturn Club and Park Country Club and served as president of the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club. He moved to Andover in 1993.
Survivors include a son, Mark of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Molly of Andover; a brother, George L. of Dunkirk; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled.