Milton "Whitey", age 89 passed away on August 9th after suffering a stroke. Whitey was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1929, where he lived until moving with his brother Al, and parents Julius and Anne, to Tucson in 1948. Before leaving Brooklyn, Whitey learned culinary arts at the Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences. After serving in the army, Whitey was introduced to his future wife 'Pinky' and he began his 50 year career as a newspaper printer.
In 1969, his family moved to Santa Rosa. Whitey had fallen in love with the town while stationed at the Presidio. He began a 27 year career at the Press Democrat. Always fighting for the underdog, Whitey was the union shop steward for most of his career.
After retiring he remained active in the community, while also expanding his enjoyment of art and travel. He began traveling throughout the world and was a volunteer Ombudsman with Sonoma County Senior Services. Whitey's biggest joy was his early morning workouts at Park Point Health Club where he leaves behind many friends behind. Whitey is preceded in death by his wife Roseann "Pinky" Sterman and his brother Albert Sterman. He is survived by his son's Jeff, Gary (husband Helio Rodriques) and his extended families, the Fortman/Elperns, Gurevitches and Nielsons. His son's are extremely grateful for his care team Sid, Jan Debbie and Jackie.
The staff and members of Park Point Health Club will be hosting a Celebration of Life on September 15, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., 1200 North Dutton Avenue.
Donations can be made to Senior Advocacy Services, 1304 Southpoint Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954