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William L. Millard

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MILLARD The Honorable William L. Millard, age 79, of Gahanna, OH, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010. Born May 8, 1931 in Shaker Heights, OH to the late Ralph and Jeanette (Luce) Millard. Graduate of Amherst College and recipient of JD from the University of Virginia. Judge Millard was a longtime member of the Bexley Public Library Board of Trustees, Bexley-Whitehall Rotary, Columbus Country Club, the Athletic Club of Columbus and the Federalist Society. He was a lifetime fan of the Browns, Indians, Buckeyes and genuine jazz and a devoted follower of Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra and the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus. Professionally, he retired from Lane, Alton & Horst after 30 years as a litigator, was a Judge in the Court of Common Pleas for Franklin County and a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the ABA. He was a member of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church. Preceded in death by wife Ann and son James. Survived by children, William B. Millard (Lisa), Susan Dutton, John Millard (Chris) and Tom Millard (Casey); grandchildren, Harold and Ben Millard, Olivia and Katie Millard, Sarah, Ned and Lisa Dutton; and sisters, Nancy Henry (Bud) of Philadelphia, PA and Jean Grenier (David) of Chesterland, OH. Family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday, May 23, 2010 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., Monday at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, 807 Havens Corners Rd., Gahanna, OH 43230. Fr. Paul A. Noble, Celebrant. Graveside Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday at Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave., Louisville, KY 40204; (cavehillcemetery.com). In lieu of flowers, Bill would have loved to see the jazz music of Columbus supported in his memory. Please make checks payable to Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra. Friends and family are encouraged to visit www.schoedinger.com to share memories or extend condolences.
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