Milan Milton Holdorf
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Milan M. Holdorf
5/15/15 to 8/23/13
Milan M. Holdorf passed away at his home in San Francisco, less than two years from his 100th birthday.
He showed his talents in business and music at an early age. By ten he was selling candy that his mother made and singing in choirs.
A graduate of University of California Berkeley, he joined the Navy in 1942, served in the Pacific as a radio operator. He saved his Navy pay and shortly after the war he bought his first property.
Milan was a music teacher at Aptos Junior High. He also performed locally, singing and playing the guitar. He gave generously to charities, to his relatives and to his friends. Milan travelled the world during his sabbaticals from teaching and during his retirement years. It was hard to mention a place that Milan had not visited. He retained his beautiful baritone voice and would often surprise new friends on his travels with a few lines from an opera.
Milan was greatly loved by all. He will be sorely missed and long remembered.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 8, 2013