Husband Jordan S. Ruboy

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162 Elm St, Westfield, MA 01085
Harvard University, 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
300 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Richard S. Milstein (born May 9, 1926) is the founding director of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He established the fund in honor of his husband, Dr. Jordan S. Ruboy, For he loved Mass General and called it his mother church, Milstein said. Dr. Ruboy dedicated more than 50 professional years to Mass General. Dr. Ruboy spent his final two weeks at Mass General as a patient. He decided to stop the dialysis treatments for kidney failure that he’d endured for seven years, and told his doctor, David Miller, MD, that he wanted to marry his lifelong partner. They’d had 48 wonderful years together, but marriage had never been top on their minds until then, Milstein recalled. Dr. Ruboy died five days later.

Ruboy and Milstein’s apartment building at 300 Boylston St, Boston, looks out on the Public Garden, where a magnificent dawn redwood tree near the Rose Garden was memorialized in Dr. Ruboy’s name by their longtime friend, Tom Cox.

Sherman Richard Milstein was born in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts, 1948) and Boston University (Juris Doctor, 1952). He was an Instructor at Western New England Law School, 1959-1964. He was an Partner of Ely & King, specializing in the field of General Practice, Corporations, Banking, Commercial, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Family Law. He met Jordan Ruboy at a party in Lexington. They both were dedicated to their careers. Milstein was a key founder of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in 1969. In retirement they traveled internationally and spent winters in Palm Beach, Fla., where Dr. Ruboy was a member of the Palm Beach Society of the Four Arts and the Palm Beach Yacht Club. We enjoyed doing the same sort of things, Milstein said. It was a good life.

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