Age 78, of Mt. Lebanon, on Monday, January 27, 2014. Born on May 7, 1935, in Monongahela, PA, he was the beloved husband for 53 years of Judy McMillin; father of Barbara, Douglas and James. Blair was a graduate of Wilkinsburg High School, the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University '57, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army. Mr. McMillin spent his entire career at Reed Smith and served on the Management and Executive Committees and as Director of Legal Personnel. He was the head of the Environmental Group for 15 years. He was selected for Best Lawyers in America-Natural Resources/Environmental from the inception of that category until retirement. He was a member of the ACBA, PBA and ABA. Mr. McMillin was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church and served several terms as Clerk of Session and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also served two terms as President of the Harvard Yale Princeton Club and as a Trustee of the Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust. He was also a member in English and American groups studying the novels and poetry of Thomas Hardy. He regularly traveled to England to attend conferences at the sites of Hardy's novels. A Memorial Service will be held in Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232 on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to ACHIEVA, (an organization that provides support for children and adults with disabilities and their families), 711 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, 2014