In Memoriam


In Memory of

Milton H. Pachter

March , 2018


Milton worked as a lawyer at the Port Authority for more than fifty years and, after retiring, continued to come to work nearly every day. During his career, Milton worked on virtually every important matter the Port Authority handled. He was chosen to address the Agency’s employees in the weeks just after 9/11, and spoke beautifully. He wrote a wonderful book on the history of the Port Authority’s Law Department. And we are lucky to have had the chance to publicly honor Milton, at last year’s Law Department awards breakfast.

Milton had so many wonderful qualities. He was a brilliant and creative and honorable lawyer. He was fiercely ethical. He was a joyous and generous man, who loved life. And Milton had a special quality about him --- the deep integrity of being the same thing to many, many different sorts of people.

Some thought that there was a mystery about Milton --- with all he had accomplished, why did he keep coming to work, even in retirement? But that was no mystery. Milton loved being a lawyer. He loved the Law Department. He loved the Port Authority. And he loved a great many of us. We are so lucky to have known Milton, and to have shared with him the mission of this wonderful place. And we will miss him a great deal.

Service Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 10 AM at Riverside Chapel at 76th St and Amsterdam Ave - NYC


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