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Milton Brody was an Indiana businessman and civic leader. He was born Nov. 15. 1925, in Indiana to Israel I. and Birdye Michelman Brody. He attended Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, and later graduated from Kiskiminetas Springs School in Saltsburg. From 1944 to 1946, Brody served in the U. S. Air Force as a flight engineer aboard a B-24. Following the War, he attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1949. He was a partner in his family’s business, Brody’s Department Store, which had been established in 1913 by his father and uncle Hyman Brody. He married Elain Reva Lisowitz of Pittsburgh on November 28, 1948.
Milton Brody was active in the community and served the Beth Israel Synagogue as president and leader its B’nai Brith Youth Organization for many years. He was active in the United Way, serving as campaign chairman in 1976 and then president in 1978. He was a member of the board of the Indiana County Guidance Center, a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, an ardent fisherman, and a golfer at the Indiana Country Club. While serving as president of the Downtown Indiana Businessmen’s Association, he was responsible for implementing the Downtown tree-planting project and for recruiting the Indiana Garden Club to take over the project.
During that period, Brody collaborated with IUP faculty and Downtown Indiana businesses to promote the Indiana Arts Festival, a popular event that drew large crowds to the community.
Milton Brody died on September 27, 2002, in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and a daughter. Elaine died in 2005. Both are interred in Oakland Cemetery.