In memory of
Milton Levinson Palm Springs - Milton Levinson passed away at his home in Palm Springs on November 24th, 2019. Milton was born February 17th, 1933, to William and Anna Levinson of New York City. He was a graduate of Columbia University School of Pharmacy. Following his service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, he practiced first in New York and then in California. He married his wife Sandra on June 26th, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. He is survived by Sandra, his children Kimberly (Barry) Braswell, Brian (Carol) Levinson, Melanie (Chris) Borrego, and Michael Levinson, eight grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Milton owned and operated Ramon Pharmacy at Ramon and Indian Canyon in Palm Springs for twentyfive years. After selling the business, he worked as a relief pharmacist for Riverside/San Bernadino County Indian Health Care for another eighteen years. He was very active in the community. He served on the Palm Springs Library Board of Directors, the Friends of the Library Board, the Boys and Girls Club Board, and in 2005, he was awarded the Palm Springs Senior Inspiration Award. Milton was a dedicated Rotarian. He joined the organization in 1960 and served as president of both his Banning and Palm Springs clubs. He was District 5330's Governor for the 1994-95 term. At the district level he held numerous additional posts, including Governor's Aide, International Service Chairman, Paul Harris Foundation Chairman, and the Polio Eradication Fundraising Area Coordinator. At Rotary's Zone and International level, he was honored with the Rotary International "Service Above Self" Award and The Rotary Foundation '(Distinguished Service Award." He held many leadership positions, among them: Rotary International President's representative, PETS coordinator for Southern California, Delegate to the Council on Legislation, Rotary Zone Institute Co-Chair, GSE coordinator. He was a GSE Team Leader to Japan on a cultural exchange, an NID team member to India to assist with polio vaccinations, and a member of a Rotoplast mission to Venezuela. He and Sandra are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members. Their children and grandchildren are also Paul Harris Fellows. Milton was a truly kind man who lived his life by the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self." He will be deeply missed. If you wish, please make a memorial donation to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collection Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60692i or your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. A Celebration of Life will be held at Temple Isaiah, 332 West Alejo, on Wednesday, December 4th at ll:00 AM. Entrusted to the care of Wiefels Funeral Directors, Palm Springs.
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