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June 28, 1922 - December 5, 2015 Died at 93 doing what he loved best - swimming in his backyard pool. A native of the Strawberry Mansion district of Philadelphia, Milt was one of six children born to Sam and Esther Berman. Driven to succeed from an early age, he sold newspapers on the subway as a youngster, excelled in business courses at Central High School, and served proudly as a radio operator with the U.S. Coast Guard in the Carribean and South America in World War II before graduating first in his Accounting class at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1950, he fell in love with and married Rachelle "Ruth" Bohm. They moved to California immediately, exchanging the snowy winters he detested for year round sun. Milt built a successful CPA practice over the next two decades, as he and Ruth enjoyed their burgeoning family of four children, residing in West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, and Beverly Hills. There, he built his dream house in 1968. Having served as accountant and board member for Avibank Mfg. Inc. in Burbank, he took advantage of an opportunity to buy the company, propelling it to the forefront of the aerospace parts industry and winning Boeing's number one supplier of the year award. He retired from Avibank in 2000, but continued to practice accounting for the balance of his life. He is survived by his wife of 65 years; his two sisters, Ruth Borok of Philadelphia, and Lena Sacks of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; as well as by three of his children, Sara, Michele, and Andrew, and his four cherished grandchildren, Ari, Megan, Lauren, and Danielle. His third daughter, Julie, predeceased him in 1976. Funeral services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Westchester, at 12:00 noon, on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging, 7150 Tampa Ave., Reseda, CA 91335.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 8, 2015
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