The world lost a great environmental advocate and educator with the passing of Milton Hollander in Holladay, Utah on March 22, 2022. He was happiest in his beloved mountains, deserts, or canoeing the rivers and lakes here in the west. He was born in Brooklyn, New York May 1, 1922 to Aaron and Millie Hollander. He first sailed in the New York Harbor and Long Island Sound. After serving on the USS Thorn (DD647) as a sonar operator (where he earned a bronze star in the Asiatic-Pacific Area and the World War II Victory Medal), he took advantage of the GI Bill and studied civil engineering at the University of New Mexico. Here he met and married his wife Louise Pulley (deceased). They moved to Oregon before settling in the Salt Lake Valley in the 1950’s. They had two sons, Glen (Deanna) and Brian (Andy) who survive, along with two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nephews and their families. Milt retired from Kennecott spring 1982 to enjoy time in the great outdoors, hiking, skiing, especially the mountains of Utah. He loved the times with his family and friends and sharing stories of his travels, hiking, bicycling, going to Costa Rica, sailing Lake Tahoe (where he and Louise took 7th overall in the National Windmill Sailing Event), kayaking, x-country and back-country skiing in Utah and Canada, backpacking and camping, and going to South American and the Galapagos and motorcycling across the US in his younger years. He was active in the Wasatch Mountain Club and led many great adventures, Utah Audubon, SUWA, Utah Sailing Association, and other groups supporting people and the environment. He was a man of Principal. Milton Hollander touched the lives of all he met and will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will follow later this year.
May 1, 1922 - Mar 22, 2022