State Supreme Court Justice Steven Milligram has died following a bout with COVID-19. He was 66.
Milligram was elected to the state bench last November; he had been Monroe Town judge for the eight previous years.
"Our town is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Town of Monroe Justice Steve Milligram," Monroe Town Supervisor Tony Cardone said in an email messages to residents. "Having known Steve for over 17 years, I considered him a friend and respected his loyalty and leadership to the people of Monroe and Orange County. Steve was a past President of MW Pop Warner Football, a person that truly cared about those he served, and was selfless in offering his services and expertise to those in need.
"Our sincere condolences and heartfelt thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."
Meanwhile, Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler said Milligram was a credit to the field of law.
“He was excellent trial lawyer, very smart man, kind, and he had a witty sense of humor. Anyone who ever litigated against him; we lost a judge, but we lost a really good man,” said Hoovler.