BALLARD--Ernest S., Jr . We mourn the passing on September 14, 2008, at age 83 of our esteemed retired partner Ernest (''Bud'') S. Ballard, Jr. Bud led the LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (now Dewey & LeBoeuf) trusts and estates practice from 1967 to 1988 with skill and grace, earning the highest respect and affection of all who worked with him. As Chairman of the Sheltering Arms Childrens Service, Bud contributed to the reform of New York's child care system.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife of 60 years, Jeannette Haien Ballard, their daughter, Jean, and grandson, Henry. Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP BALLARD--Ernest Schwefel, Jr., (1925-2008), died peacefully on September 14 after a brief pneumonia. Born in Portland, Maine, the sixth of seven children, Ernest Ballard, known as Bud, attended Phillips Andover Academy, Illinois State Normal University in the US Navy V-12 program and Notre Dame University in the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps before serving in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theatre until 1946.

After completing his training in law at the University of Michigan in 1950, Bud moved with his wife Jeannette to New York City. Bud practiced law in New York City, specializing in trusts and estates, first at Bleakley, Platt, Gilchrist and Walker (1950-1957), then at Davis, Polk, Sunderland, Wardwell and Kiendl (1958-1966), and finally, as head of the trust and estates department, at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby and MacRae until 1988. In addition, Bud served on the board of directors of the Sheltering Arms Childrens Service and of Mannes College of Music. Bud is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeannette Haien, pianist and writer, by his daughter, Jean Ballard Terepka, and grandson, Henry Ballard Terepka, all of New York City.

He is also survived by his oldest sister, Susan Ballard Boal of Charlevoix, Michigan, his youngest brother, Samuel Sloan Ballard, of Chebeague Island, Maine, and numerous nieces and nephews. Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Ernest Ballard may be made to Episcopal Social Services, the agency that recently acquired the daycare and early childhood education programs of the Sheltering Arms, whose board Bud chaired from the late 1960s to the early 1970s (Episcopal Social Services, 305 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York, 10001-6008).