Gordon Millspaugh

Obituary of Gordon Millspaugh

Gordon Alexander Millspaugh Jr.

Gordon Alexander 'Sandy' Millspaugh, Jr. died peacefully at home on September 12, 2017. Born April 28, 1934, Sandy grew up in Bay Head, NJ. He went to the Kent School in CT for high school, graduated from Princeton University in 1956 and Harvard Law School in 1959. After attaining his law degree, he served in the NJ Army National Guard and was discharged as a Captain in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps in 1966. During his decades-long legal career, Sandy specialized in trusts, estate planning, and related taxation. He was particularly fulfilled by his role as a general counsel to families. Sandy recently retired from Herold Law where he had been a director and shareholder. 

Sandy devoted a substantial amount of time to nonprofit and charitable organizations related to educational and environmental causes. He was a trustee for over 30 years at the Victoria Foundation, a Newark-based philanthropic organization dedicated to improving the lives of families in need, and he was both a trustee and president of the Board at the Matheny School for children with disabilities. In 1981, Sandy was appointed as a charter member of the New Jersey Hazardous Waste Commission where he served for 12 years. His strong interest in conservation was apparent in his service as a board member for over 20 years and past president of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, as counsel to the Upper Raritan Watershed Association, and as a charter trustee of the New Jersey Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. He was actively involved with St John on the Mountain where he served on the vestry and as a Senior Warden.

Sandy was known for his kindness and generosity and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He leaves behind is wife of 59 years, Joan W. Millspaugh; three children, Sarah Millspaugh of Bethesda, MD, Gordon A. Millspaugh III, of Portland, ME, Julia Millspaugh of Peapack, NJ; and five grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for September 30 at 11:00 am at St. John on the Mountain in Bernardsville, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.