In memory of
Milton Joffe Palm Desert - February 5, 1927 - November 8, 2018 Born February 5, 1927 in Los Angeles, CA, Milt grew up loving and playing any sport that involved a ball. He attended Franklin High School where he played baseball, football, track and "lettered" in all. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and completed basic training in San Diego. He was then deployed to Oahu, Hawaii where the Base Commander asked him to join the Naval Baseball Team. The team went on the win the Naval Baseball Championship in 1946 and received many awards and commendations. Milt was discharged from the Navy after World War II ended, receiving an Honorable Discharge. Upon his return home, scouts from the Hollywood AllStars Baseball Team (a Dodgers Organization) signed him to a professional baseball contract and his professional baseball career began. He played all over the country and for many different organization for ten years. After his retirement from baseball, Milt joined the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He served the City as a firefighter and then a fire inspector until his retirement. Milt and his wife moved to Palm Desert Greens Country Club in Palm Desert, CA, where he continued his love of sports and played golf almost daily. He won the PDG Golf Club Championship shortly thereafter. He also played competitive handball and played in and ran handball tournaments for many years. Milt is survived by his wife of 40 years, Arlene Joffe; two sons, Kyle and Steve; three grandchildren, Brandon (his wife, Ariana; and stepson, Ayden), Chris, and Paige. He also leaves two stepchildren, Debbie and Rick Gaines; and a step-grandson, Austin Gaines. He will be interred at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, CA.
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