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MBA holds memorial service for legal members who died in last year

The Milwaukee Bar Association on Friday held a memorial service at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to remember the more than 50 members of the local legal community who died during the last year.

Among those who spoke were Milwaukee County Chief Judge Jeff Kremers, MBA President Michael Cohen and former state Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske.

Milwaukee-area attorneys who have died in the past year include:

Julius Robert Atkins
Dennis J. Barry
David E. Beckwith
Charles A. “Chuck” Benner
Arthur J. Blumenthal
James J. Bonifas
Donald Buzard
Edward Richard Cameron
David J. Cannon
Eric “Jack” Curtis
William Judson Doss
Dwight Holmes Ellis III
Terence Evans
Harry Franke
Seymour Gimbel
Gregory P. Gregory
Francis P. Havey
Lawrence James Hayes
Harlow J. Hellstrom
Allan A. Hindin
Reginald M. Hislop Jr.
Mary B. Hosford
Ralph Edward Houseman
Dale E. Ihlenfeldt
Ernest G. “Ernie” Johannes
Gerald J. Kahn
Robert D. LeMense
Paul Phillip Lipton
William John Mantyh
John Kevin McCormick
Timothy Francis Mentkowski
Christine F. Meyer
Thomas K. Mullins
John E. Multhauf
Joseph Peters
William James Riggins
Wayne J. Roper
Walter P. Rynkiewicz
John F. “Jack” Savage
David A. Sayas
Robert W. Schroeder
Timothy Schumann
Patrick T. Sheedy
John Lawrence Sheehy
Robert “Bob” Silverstein
Gordon H. Smith Jr.
Michael R. Smith
Sandra E. Stein
Dana Stern
Robert D. “Bob” Sullivan
Allen Marcus Taylor
Lisa D. Thornton
William M. “Bill” Walsh
John Thurston Whiting
Lawrence Willenson

One comment

  1. Some very fine lawyers passed away in the last year and we are the poorer for it. One of them, my friend and law school classmate, Tom Mullins, was taken way too soon. Let’s take a minute and recall these fine folk and hope they rest in peace and that their memory is eternal. I particularly want to thank the Milwaukee Bar Association for conducting this yearly memorial service. It is a fitting tribute to those who served in Wisconsin.

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