In Memoriam: Milton Chortkoff, Milt & Edie’s Drycleaners

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In Memoriam
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Epitomized spirit of generosity, worked in drycleaning industry for 71 years

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Milt Chortkoff

Milt Chortkoff

BURBANK, Calif. — Milton Chortkoff, 88, Burbank, Calif., died here on December 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Starting in the cleaning business at age 17, and still running the highly successful Milt & Edie’s Drycleaners more than 70 years later, Milt was an icon in the cleaning industry, recently awarded the Diamond Achievement Award by the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI).

“Milt epitomized the spirit of generosity and was known throughout Burbank, Toluca Lake and North Hollywood for supporting the communities, the schools, the arts and pets,” his published obituary notes.

“Living life with no regrets and a sharp sense of humor, Milt left a heartfelt impression on everyone he met with his robust desire to make our world a better and happier place. Filled with love and all that is good in the world, he will be a shining star in the heavens burning brightly forever,” it adds.

Surviving him are his wife Edythe, his brother, Burt, his children, Beth and Ben, and five grandsons.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 31 at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, Calif.

 Contributions in Chortkoff’s memory may be made to the City of Hope national medical center.

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