Amherst Magazine
Judson Miles Rees '34

Judson Miles Rees, lawyer and development/management consultant to educational and charitable institutions, died peacefully in his sleep on October 22, 2005 at the age of ninety-three, at home in Ashfield, MA with his wife and children present.  

Mr. Rees was a graduate of Northwood School, Lake Placid, N. Y., Amherst College, New York University Law School; he was a member of the Bar of New York State.

In his career he served many educational and charitable institutions.  He was legal counsel for Development and Assistant Vice President at New York University, Regional Director for the American National Red Cross, Associate National Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Director of Public Relations for the United Hospital Fund of New York and Director of Development at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  He joined the consulting firm of Marts & Lundy, providing counsel to colleges and universities throughout the United States.  On retirement, he helped found a firm with his son, providing development and management counsel for charitable agencies.  He continued on as a senior advisor and consultant to the firm until his death.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Helen, his daughters Kathy, Ellen, Patricia, his son Fred, and six grandchildren.  

He requested that his gravestone be inscribed:  Zest for Living, Loving, Learning.

—Fred H. Rees

 

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