May 4, 1918 - June 20, 2013
Milton Edward Love was born to Edward Fieldon Love and Edith Rose Clardy Love
On May 4, 1918 in Los Angeles, California. He and his younger brother Stanley and sister Marjorie attended public schools in Los Angeles. Milton graduated from Washington High School and was celebrated as All City End in football and went on to attend UCLA.
September 10th, 1938 he married Emily Glee Wilson and together they raised six children who became accomplished in the areas of the arts, music, athletics and business.
Milton enjoyed a long career at Love Sheet Metal founded by his father in 1909. Milton served his country outfitting naval ships with galleys during the height of critical wartime industry. Milton was a proud member of Sheet Workers International Association Local Union 105 for 50 years. He was a talented master draftsman who worked very hard to support his wife and growing family. Acknowledged by Emily in her unpublished book, which was dedicated to her husband, Milt, it reads as follows:
“This book is dedicated to Milt, the father of my six wonderful children. Without his support we couldn’t have had the environment that led, I think, to our children’s success. Thank you for all the years you left your warm bed at five in the morning.
After Emily’s death in 1979, Milt married Beulah Martin Searles, affectionately known as “Pat”. They enjoyed 25 years together in “Chapter Two” as it was lovingly called.
Milton expressed himself artistically with a passion for photography, developing his images in his darkroom at the Love’s home at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Fairway.
Additionally he worked with stained glass, oil and watercolor. Family musical gatherings also provided a creative environment, which had far reaching influences.
Milton enjoyed 95 years of a beautiful life that availed him of world travel and the love and pride of his ever-growing family. He was preceded in death by his daughter Stephanie, brother Stan and sister Marjorie Hillman.
Milton is survived by his children and their spouses: Michael & Jacquelyne, Maureen, Stephen, Stanley& Karen, and Marjorie & Joe, along with his Grandchildren: Melinda, Teresa, Hayleigh, Christian, Summer, Mike Jr., Brian, Ambha, Grant, Shane, Collin, Kevin, Emily, Michele, Michael and Isabella. And Great Grandchildren: Cameron, Derek, Liam, Gianna and Genelle.
Milton was best known for his “dry” wit, brutal honesty, his charm, his love of chocolate and ice cream, love of Christmas and his deep devotion to family. Milton embraced a very strong hard work ethic, which he passed along to his children. Milton enjoyed a long life of independence. Even well into his 90’s, his routine included daily visits to Safeway where he shopped for groceries and enjoyed a Starbucks hot chocolate in the morning and a chocolate/banana smoothie in the afternoon. He was nicknamed “double trouble” by the Safeway staff.
Milton continued to travel well into his 90’s, attending grandchildren’s graduations and family holiday gatherings in Tahoe annually and as recently as Christmas 2012. He enjoyed visiting and traveling with Mike on tour and particularly enjoyed a standing ovation by the audience when introduced on stage he raised his cane and arms high and sang proudly alongside his son. “Dad stole the show!” Milton was a strong proud man even at the end. He had a peaceful passing surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Milton spent time in Hawaii and many years in Oregon. In his final year of his life, Milton returned to Southern California. Milton will be interred Thursday June 27, 2013 at 11:48am beside his loving wife Emily Glee At Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona Del Mar, California during a private family gathering.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Miramonte Pointe, his home for 8 years in Clackamas, Oregon, for their dedicated care, support and affection for Milt. Milton relocated to La Vida Del Mar in Solana Beach, California where he instantly became a favorite resident of staff members. We are deeply grateful to the nurses, caregivers, dining staff, and administration for their compassionate love and devotion to Milt’s care during the last months of his life.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Milton’s favorite charity, The American Red Cross at www.redcross.org
, in loving memory/honor of Milton Love. All donation receipts can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Love Family