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LCDR MILLARD LEE BILOON, UNITED STATES NAVY (Ret.)

Lieutenant Commander Millard Lee Biloon, United States Navy (Ret.), 74, of Savannah, Georgia, and husband of Audrey Biloon, died Tuesday afternoon, April 6, 2021, at Hospice Savannah with his family at his side.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he was the son of the late Arthur Biloon and the late Irene Fisher Biloon. Millard was a member of Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob. Millard was a United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran. He earned his law degree from Mercer University in Macon. Millard retired after 40 plus years as a United States Administrative Law Judge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie Butter.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Audrey Biloon; a step-daughter, Debbie Bisno and her husband, David Goldman; a step-son, Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno; two step-grandchildren, Adam and Michael Bisno; a sister, Elice Biloon, and a niece, Jessica Butter Kolis.

The funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, April 8, 2021, at the graveside, Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, South Carolina, conducted by Rabbi Aaron B. Bisno.

Remembrances: Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190 or the Savannah Jewish Federation – 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405-5214.

Online Condolences

  1. Linda and Steve Sacks says:

    So sad. Millard was a kind and funny soul. We enjoyed the times we got to spend together snd will miss his company. Be strong snd know that we are here for you.

  2. Stanley Rosenberg says:

    I met them over 10 years ago and have always enjoyed our conversations. Rest in peace.

  3. Paul and Constance Carter says:

    Millard lived a rich full life. We knew him as a friend and colleague. He was a devoted husband, an avid sportsman, gun collector and dog lover. A simple hello always resulted in an extended discussion of anything from current events to a favorite recipe. He always had a smile even when his health posed significant challenges for him. We will always have fond memories of his retirement party at a Chinese restaurant (of course). He will be missed.

  4. AM Goldkrand says:

    May his memory be a blessing
    So sorry for your loss

  5. Sandy and Bob Paredi says:

    We will greatly miss this gentle man who even in the worst times never lost his sense of humor.

  6. Nancy and Jack Green says:

    Audrey, words can not describe how heavy our hearts are today. We always called Millard the “Renaissance Man” because he was so accomplished. He was also a dear friend that made better spaghetti sauce than me (I hope you remember our little cook off contest). Friends for 40 years are truly friends!

    We are here for you Audrey.

    RIP dearest Millard!

  7. W.D. Godfrey says:

    Millard and I served in the US Air Force at DaNang AB, South Vietnam. We worked in what is today called Human Resources. It was my job to take actions on new arriving members and his job was to taken actions to send members back after their tour. For my last couple of months of my tour I was changed from my job and then assigned to work with Millard.

    Millard was an exceptional smart and professional in his work. It was my privilege to work with him.

    A few years ago my granddaughter and I visited with Millard when we were in Savannah. It was like only his hair changed color some but the same Millard from years ago.

    Recently I also visited with Millard at his home with Audrey. Again same Millard but only I little smaller. He seem to be handling his ailment as good as possible. Again I was privilege to see him.

    Today heaven has a new and very
    Good man. I am sad and glad at the same time.

    Peace be with Audrey and the family.

    W.D.

  8. Meridth Lamas says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Millard’s passing. I’ll always remember him for sharing his recipes and his pensive, inquisitive nature. He truly had a gift in understanding many facets of a person and of a situation. A calm and gentle spirit. He will surely be missed.

    Prayers for the family.

    Meridth

  9. Georgene Brazer says:

    Audrey, sending love and condolences. Sadly I didn’t see him as we had planned. Know I’m always here for yyou, Georgene

  10. Richard Furcolo says:

    With great sympathy and deepest condolences. Millard is my friend and he is sorely missed by all.
    Fair winds and following seas Millard.
    Rest In Peace.

  11. Annette and Sean Pepppard says:

    Our condolences to the entire family. His presence will be greatly missed, May his spirit live on. I will always remember him officiating at our daughter’s wedding with a big smile.

    My love to all of you.

    Annette

  12. Brian W. Boyd says:

    I’ve known Judge Biloon for over 20 years and very much valued his knowledge as an Administrative Law Judge. He was always a very kind and generous man and was great at telling a story. He will be missed by all.

  13. Nina Tarley says:

    My dearest Audrey,
    What else can I add to all the wonderful things people said about Millard?! He had a quick wit, great sense of humor, kind heart, but, above all, he loved you very much. May his memory be for a blessing to you and the entire family.

  14. Peter Tarley says:

    Millard – a consummate professional, a knowledgable collector of fine firearms, an excellent chef, and most of all a trustworthy friend. Despite living miles apart, I could always count on him for inciteful comments on a wide range of topics. He was a renaissance man who actively pursued many interests.

  15. russell stookey says:

    Milard was a kind man with whom I enjoyed sharing dogs and bird hunting. I shall miss his wit and wisdom.

  16. John Mason says:

    Millard was always a soft spoken and thoughtful man. My prayers are with him and his family. John Mason

  17. Sheila Moore says:

    My deepest condolences on the loss of Judge Biloon. My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved him. This is such a huge loss, he will be deeply missed.
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  18. G. William Davenport says:

    The loss of my good friend and judicial colleague, Millard Biloon, is one that saddens us all.

    I served on the bench with Millard for about 20 years, and he was always the oracle one turned to for wisdom. Honorable and loyal, good and decent, these qualities were merely the beginning ot the man’s true worth.

    In sum, let me just say it this way… One of the great joys of my life, and certainly one of the great honors, was to be able to call Millard my friend. He will be missed.

  19. JEANIE FRIDELL says:

    I am very sad. I will miss my friend, Millard. I send love to the family. I remember sharing stories and cooking with him.

  20. Roberts Jenkins says:

    The Hanging Rocks Plantation family will miss Millard. We wonderful memories of special hunts.

  21. Karl and Adrienne Kauffman says:

    Deepest condolences on the loss of Millard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  22. Ursula Sterling and Jonathan Copeland says:

    Dear Audrey, Debbie, Aaron and Family,

    Our hearts go out to you and your entire family in your sorrow. Thank you for including us in some of your gatherings over the years.

    The time that we have been able able to spend with you and Millard will always fill our hearts with warm memories.

    With Love,
    Ursula and Jonathan

  23. Kathy Hackel says:

    I first met Judge Biloon as a Second year law student working at the District Attorneys office in Macon. Years later I had the opportunity to practice in his Court for many more years. He treated all who came before him with respect and more times than not to his quirky sense of humor. I will miss him

  24. Lee Davis says:

    Words can’t express the sympathy I have for Audrey and family for the loss of my dearest friend and colleague. I met Millard when I was assigned to the Savannah Hearing Office as my first judicial assignment. Millard took me under his wings and was an excellent mentor and friend. He was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent individual who was always inclusive, for which I am forever grateful.

    Fond memories of Millard will always hold a special place in my heart.

    My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family during this period of bereavement.

  25. billy bradham says:

    my son & I have known millard since 2003. he &:Audrey are truly “salt of the earth.millard was a kind & generous person who always by his very presence brightened your day. my son helped him work on his pier & dock at dutch island. he opened many doors of opportunity for linc. my son learned character & integrity from him. millard was a gun enthusiast without peer. I wish my father couls have met him, they would have talked guns for days & nights.i will always treasure the ‘have gun will travel” video tapes he loaned me & when I tried to return them, he told me to keep & enjoy them, as well as the booklet about how to shave with a straight razor.he will be missed & remembered by all who knew him. thru the years I have told his stories to many. linc & I are so blessed to have known him. thanks millard for all your friendship thru the years.may God make millard a pallet on the floor of heaven.

  26. Linc Bradham says:

    LCDR (Ret.) Biloon, or as my Dad and I knew him, Millard, was an incredibly just, inspiring, honest, and good man. When I met him I was young and still had a lot to learn about life. I still have a lot to learn, but even all those years ago, Millard believed in me, gave me one of my first summer jobs working on his dock, and taught me not only about tides and construction but about the world. He treated me with respect and kindness and I remember him telling me how much potential he saw in me. One of the funniest things Millard ever told me, “Linc, You’re more of an Army man than a Navy man.” 12 years later in the Army and still going strong, he called it right! Millard’s belief in me is one of the many things I can look back on with gratitude. Reading all these comments, I know I’m not the only one whose life he touched. Thank you, Millard, God speed, sir.

    -Linc Bradham

  27. Cathy Donnelly says:

    On behalf of the entire community of the Savannah hearing office, I wish Judge Biloon a safe journey home.

    We missed him when he retired but we understood he deserved to enjoy life for a while. He touched so many lives with a gentle hand, a soft voice and a generous heart. We wish his family well and will keep you in our prayers.

    For Judge Biloon, the Savannah team wishes you fair winds and following seas, always.

  28. Tiffany Lewis says:

    It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Judge Biloon. He was always pleasant and had a great sense of humor. I extend my deepest condolences to his family during this most difficult time.

  29. Heather Brewer says:

    I knew Millard through dogs and the love of them. He loved to tell me the history of the wirehaired pointing griffons and how they were trained for hunting. I am not sure if he or his dogs loved the Gun Club more. He would also entertain me with stories from the bench. I learned a lot about listening, hearing the whole story, and empathy from him. I never saw him in court but I do know that he did listen to everyone that appeared before them and was as fair as possible. My thoughts and prayers are with his amazing wife, Audrey, and his family.

  30. Dr. Allan & Gail Dinnerstein says:

    My words cannot express our feelings of loss for Millard. What an extraordinary man with his wife ,Audrey! Always quietly pleasant, loving of all things; wife, children, dogs, guns, food & cooking & LIFE.
    We moved to Savannah for 6 months (Allan was doing Locum Tenums @ Ft. Stewart as an OBS-GYN) & stayed 2 1/2 years, renewing an old friendship with Audrey. The Biloons took us in like family. Millard renewed Allan’s love of shooting & off they’d go. Due to them & so many other wonderful people there we wanted to make Savannah our home. But life called us back to Florida yet our friendship endured like family does & we will forever miss our Millard. We will always be here for Audrey.

  31. Adrienne Cohen says:

    My husband and I first got to know Millard when he and Audrey came to stay with us as evacuees from a hurricane. He was mostly a stranger to us at that point but it was a wonderful gift to spend a week with him, Audrey and their dog Mr. B. I have many happy memories of that week including the amazing meal he prepared for all of us. While this week could have been a struggle, Millard was a great house guest and I feel we all became good friends during that time. Mike and I will miss this amazing man of great strength, dignity and humor.

  32. Willis Blacknall says:

    Millard and I were classmates in law school. Years after our graduation I began to practice social security law and I had the pleasure of appearing before him. He was intelligent, fair, and unpretentious. He had a zest for life and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

  33. Dean Burnette says:

    Hi Audrey,

    I have some good memories of the days Millard and I spent building that long dock, it was hard work but Millard’s company and conversation made it all good. I also will always appreciate the times he took to the gun club to shoot skeet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,

  34. Marilyn Bennett says:

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy for all the loved ones of Millard and family. Audrey you are so worthy and have been loved by a man who was truly your soul mate. I share your grief and hold so dear our 60 yrs. friendship and will always remain close and available for you. The time we spent together with Millard in your home when he went out of his way to bake creme brûlée and his famous corn beef sandwich was an intimate expression of welcoming and altruism. I did not know him well but he shared a part of him which revealed his “NON judgemental” spirit just in our one long telephone conversation which spoke volumes. God rest his kind and gentle spirit. May the Love and cherished memories comfort you as you stand under God’s wings.

  35. Bill, Marybeth and Riley Gardam says:

    Wonderful memories, wonderful man, wonderful friend.

  36. Charles W Snyder says:

    Judge Biloon possessed all the qualities of an outstanding Judge:, including wisdom, patience, and unfailing courtesy. Off the bench, he was unpretentious, collegial, and, of course, a “straight shooter.” My deepest condolences to Audrey and all the family.

  37. Rosemary (Jeanne) Zittrauer says:

    Thank you for the privilege of being part of yours and Millard’s lives. He was true to himself and very loving to all. His half-smiles were uniquely his own. I felt as if he was everybody’s friend. Even though I knew Millard for only a short time, it seemed as if he was and is a forever-friend. God holds us all in the palm of His hand. My love and sympathy are with all the family and friends.

  38. Yosef Edelstein says:

    Millard was such a good, sweet, unassuming, gracious person. A true mensch. And yet also so sharp and funny (and multifaceted)! I had the pleasure and privilege of learning Jewish ethics with him (even recently by phone), and he loved the learning: he was a thoughtful and insightful study partner, and he deeply respected and valued the words of wisdom we studied together. (Of course, I also asked him about other things, and he would share many witty observations, interesting stories, etc!) My wife, Ivy, and I also so enjoyed the many casual times we shared together with Audrey and Millard in our years in Savannah. Audrey, your (and Millard’s) friendship has been so meaningful to us, and we look forward to continuing it in good health for years to come. May you take consolation in all the beautiful memories you have of him–so touchingly shared by Debbie and Aaron (and my deepest condolences to them too)–and in the knowledge that his pure neshama, enlightened by so many good deeds in this world–will surely be elevated to a high and beautiful place in the next world. May his memory be for a blessing, and may he rest in peace. And to Audrey, Aaron and Debbie: Hamakom Yinachem eschem b’soch sha’ar aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim: May the Omnipresent One comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusualem.

  39. Deirdre Skelly says:

    I first met Millard through Audrey when I first came to Savannah. I didn’t know a lot of people and had limited family in the area. Audrey and Millard welcomed me into their home for meals and rest. I was a single young teacher at the time just trying to find my way. We would take walks with the dogs at the hunt club where Millard was a member. Millard was always warm and kind. He was a good listener and conversationalist. He made me feel special and valued. I will always remember his goodness..

  40. M.Joyce LaFavor says:

    I had the pleasure of working as Judge Biloon’s clerk. I loved to hear his stories and he always brought a smile to my face.,
    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Loving relationships continue beyond the doors of death and judgment. Family ties endure.Their importance cannot be overstated.We need not look upon death as an enemy. With full understanding and preparation, faith supplants fear. Hope displaces despair. With that assurance, my friends, love life! Cherish each moment as a blessing from God.
    It is my hope you find comfort in these words.

  41. Susan Woods says:

    Audrey,
    I am so sorry about Millard’s death. You & your family are in my prayers & thoughts! I will call you & visit soon.

  42. Jeanie Fridell says:

    Millard was funny, smart, calm and comforting. I had a fender bender long ago near his home in Macon, I had my young son with me, my car was in the ditch and needed towing and the lady who was at fault had originally apologized was now telling the police officer it was all my fault. I called Audrey and Millard’s house because I needed help. Audrey was not home, but Millard came right away. He stood beside me and just said hello. The police officer said good afternoon Judge Biloon. Millard just nodded to him in acknowledgement. Millard never said another word while the police officer did his work. His presence standing beside me gave me great comfort. My son and I felt like it was all going to be okay because a friend was with us. He stayed until the tow truck came and took my son and I home. This memory is forever with me.

  43. Ben & Betsy Walker says:

    We had not known each other but a few years. But I felt an instant connection to Millard. He was an easy person to be friends with. We had good conversations and many laughs together.

    May you rest in piece my friend.

  44. Karen and Joe Gold says:

    I remember hearing about Millard and Audrey when Joe clerked for them soMillard during law school at Mercer with Audrey. We met up again in Savannah where they were both AlJs for a number of years. He and I had the dog connection and Joe the law one. We will miss him but hope to see mmore of you now Audrey . Love and Condolences.

  45. Deborha Anderson says:

    Prayers to family & friends. Judge Biloon was my biggest cheerleader. WE worked great together. He is the one that may me stronger in my knowledge. He was a great teacher. I loved his humor and his ADHD, as I would always tell him that when he would leave the hearing to talk to another about nothing. The memories will always make me laugh.

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