AOC Mourns Death of Colleague, Friend

Our dear friend and colleague Jill Olivia Radwin passed away on September 30, 2011, after a long and courageous fight against lung cancer.  Jill received her diagnosis in July 2008, but continued to live a very full and rewarding life. Her motto was “I have cancer but cancer does not have me!”

Jill grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from Mountain Brook High School.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio, and worked in advertising and public relations before attending and graduating from the University of Alabama School of Law.  She worked on behalf of children and families throughout her legal career, including positions with law firms, legal services, in private practice, and government.  She spent the last seven years with the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia, serving as a Staff Attorney liaison between judges, attorneys, and the legislature working on child support laws.  Jill provided legal research and advice to interpret the Child Support Guidelines statue and helped maintain information on the Child Support Guidelines website.  She conducted training and addressed legal questions from the courts on the guidelines and child support related issues. She provided updates and training on the child support calculator to the court and prepared impact statements when legislation or court cases affected child support issues.

altIn addition to her work, Jill (at left with her husband, Gary, at high tea in London) had such a passion for life and for new experiences.  Her love of theater, film, music, food, books, and travel truly showcased her thirst for knowledge and culture.  She traveled to New York City regularly with her husband, friends and family to see shows on Broadway, and regularly attended shows and supported the arts in Atlanta. From a young age she traveled extensively, both domestically and internationally; in recent years Jill visited China and Ireland, and also returned to Europe in 2010 to embark on a two-week cruise of the Mediterranean (including extra days in several countries before and after the cruise).  Not only did she visit many places, but she held a wealth of knowledge about the history and culture of everywhere she traveled.  Her schedule was often filled with her attendance at book signings, museum exhibitions, concerts, festivals, new films, and countless other events around metropolitan Atlanta.  Perhaps the best part of all of Jill’s travels and experience was her desire to share her stories with others.  She was always happy to provide suggestions or guidance to anyone planning a trip, looking for a good meal, or hoping to make their first foray into theater or the arts.  She was truly a teacher and sharer of knowledge. 

Jill was the oldest of three children, and shared close bonds with her parents, brother, and sister.  She was a very dedicated aunt to her nieces and nephews; loyal friend to all; and loving wife to her husband, Gary White.


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