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Of Rockville, Maryland died at Montgomery Hospice on Friday, April 4, 2014 surrounded by his loving family after a valiant six-month battle with brain cancer. Milk had retired as Executive Vice President of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses. He previously served as Executive Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Executive Vice President of Youth for Understanding. A graduate of Antioch College, Milk received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Milk is survived by his wife, Leslie Berg Milk; his brother, Richard Milk; his children, Meredith Milk (Tony Zaslav) and Jeremy Milk (Christina Woo); and his grandchildren, Drew Zaslav, Trey Zaslav, Kaya Milk and Kaeden Milk. A Memorial Service will be held at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travillah Road, Rockville on Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. Interment private. The family will observe Shiva at the home of Meredith Milk and Tony Zaslav on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes ( or Montgomery Hospice (

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Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2014.
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April 8, 2014
Our sincerest condolences on the loss of this true Mensch. Chuck and Deanna and the rest of the Goldman clan
CHuck Goldman
April 8, 2014
My most treasured image of our visits together is of Benjamin and Al in their stylish hairnets at the chocolate factory. Remember that? I hope that you, Jeremy and Meredith will cherish your fond memories of Benjamin and that those memories will lessen your pain during this sad time. Peace.
April 8, 2014
Our deepest sympathies toy you and your families. We have many fond memories of Benjamin.
Jay and Dianna Wildesen
April 8, 2014
I have always been a 'fan' of Leslie Milk. This is so sad. My husband, Robert, passed from brain cancer in 2007; I know how difficult this is for the spouse and the entire family. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Barbara Wright
April 7, 2014
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dear husband. It can be very difficult when you lose your best friend. Please be assured that God truly cares for you and He promises that widows will be looked after during tribulations. (James 1:27)
Theresa H
April 7, 2014
Leslie, our hearts go out to you and your family at this time and in the days ahead.
Genevieve & Jean Wehner
April 7, 2014
I fondly know, and will always remember, Benjamin as a consummate gentleman who knew the value of keeping one's word, building genuine friendships and working hard with unwavering integrity. Together with his bride, Leslie, Team Milk was formed to spread these values along to their children, grandchildren and very close friends and colleagues. I have been blessed with our friendship and hold all of you close to my heart at this difficult time.
Mike Henningsen
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