In Memoriam


The following represents those members of the State Bar of Michigan whose death has been communicated to us. We sincerely apologize if we have omitted your deceased loved one or colleague.

Robert J. Attaway, P10291, of Naples, FL, died September 3, 2017. He was born in 1940 and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Bryan J. Borchardt, P42836, of Glen Arbor, died October 1, 2017. He was born in 1963, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1989.

Hon. David Martin Bradfield, P27057, of Detroit, died July 30, 2017. He was born in 1946, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

David E. Bucklin, P23549, of Kalamazoo, died July 18, 2017. He was born in 1942, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

Hon. Robert W. Carr, P11654, of Novi, died September 1, 2017. He was born in 1929, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Charles J. Carson, P11679, of Birmingham, died October 8, 2017. He was born in 1938, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Robert L. Coburn, P12001, of Columbus, NC, died March 9, 2017. He was born in 1929, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

James R. Daoust, P12492, of Mount Clemens, died September 8, 2017. He was born in 1922, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1950.

Thomas J. Dempsey, P48792, of Grand Rapids, died August 24, 2017. He was born in 1962 and was admitted to the Bar in 1993.

J. Samuel Holtz, P52795, of Ann Arbor, died September 3, 2017. He was born in 1956 and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Esther O. Igwe, P61786, of Troy, died September 23, 2017. She was born in 1960, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2000.

William P. Jennings Jr., P32116, of West Branch, died October 13, 2017. He was born in 1955 and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

Robert T. Kinzer, P15993, of Troy, died June 11, 2017. He was born in 1948, graduated from Wayne State University, and was admitted to the Bar in 1971.

Mary E. MacDougall, P43878, of Dearborn, died August 15, 2017. She was born in 1936, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1990.

Patrick D. McCoy, P29322, of Saginaw, died September 30, 2017. He was born in 1939, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Donald R. McLean, P17496, of Rockwall, TX, died July 17, 2017. He was born in 1928, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

Sheldon Murray Meizlish, P17601, of Beverly Hills, died June 17, 2017. He was born in 1937 and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

Scott E. Paye, P44977, of Lake Orion, died September 22, 2017. He was born in 1954, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in1992.

Sinclair Powell, P25769, of Ann Arbor, died September 13, 2017. He was born in 1922 and was admitted to the Bar in 1949.

Walter B. Ranney, P31853, of Ann Arbor, died September 25, 2017. He was born in 1955, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

Robert J. Sayfie, P45267, of Grand Rapids, died August 13, 2017. He was born in 1964, graduated from University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

Leonard B. Schwartz, P20132, of Southfield, died August 27, 2017. He was born in 1934, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

John F. Sieberth, P20422, of Baton Rouge, LA, died July 25, 2017. He was born in 1925, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

Richard A. Solomon, P20777, of Houston, TX, died May 19. 2017. He was born in 1937, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1963.

Francis L. Sylvester, P21218, of Rochester, died September 19, 2017. He was born in 1925, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

Mark E. Taylor, P45413, of Lansing, died August 22, 2017. He was born in 1956, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

Thomas G. Trautner, P41826, of Cadillac, died August 19, 2017. He was born in 1961, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Gerald G. Vairo, P21690, of Lake Linden, died September 8, 2017. He was born in 1940 and was admitted to the Bar in 1965.

John M. Wells, P22176, of Battle Creek, died July 11, 2017. He was born in 1938, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1965.

From the October 2017 Bar Journal

Saul S. Chudnow, P11876, of Oak Park, died August 13, 2017. He was born in 1934, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in1964.

Charles B. Judson, P31574, of Traverse City, died July 24, 2017. He was born in 1951, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

John D. Kavadas, P43470, of Birmingham, died June 5, 2017. He was born in 1961, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1990.

William E. Munro, P18080, of Bloomfield Hills, died July 14, 2017. He was born in 1922, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

Hon. Albert J. Neukom, P22882, of Hillsdale, died July 23, 2017. He was born in 1946, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Thomas W. Ricard, P19399, of Grosse Pointe Park, died April 5, 2017. He was born in 1933, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

William J. Roman Jr., P27714, of Clinton Township, died August 5, 2017. He was born in 1947, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in1977.

Fred S. Steingold, P20961, of Ann Arbor, died August 8, 2017. He was born in 1936, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

Gerald J. Van Wambeke, P33924, of Ann Arbor, died August 5, 2017. He was born in 1944, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1982.

Bruce Wigent, P25965, of Prescott, WI, died May 25, 2017. He was born in 1944, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Carl C. Wilson Jr., P48150, of Ottawa, ON, died April 3. 2017. He was born in 1963, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1993.