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.

Jack T. Arnold, P10260, of Gold Canyon, AZ, died December 8, 2018. He was born in 1937, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

Jan P. Benedict, P23303, of Emory, TX, died February 14, 2019. He was born in 1944 and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Johannes A. Buiteweg, P11367, of Rochester Hills, died February 17, 2019. He was born in 1926, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

DJ Culkar, P46740, of Dallas, TX, died February 26, 2019. He was born in 1963, graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1996.

Joseph H. Fields, P37899, of Okemos, died August 16, 2018. He was born in 1941 and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

Kathryn Duhamel Gallagher, P40563, of Ann Arbor, died August 17, 2018. She was born in 1961, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1987.

Geoffrey L. Gifford, P13965, of Chicago, IL, died February 9, 2019. He was born in 1946, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Ernest Otto Hornung, P15128, of Clinton Township, died February 16, 2019. He was born in 1945, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1970.

Frederick S. Krupp, P25781, of Lake City, died February 21, 2019. He was born in 1943, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1975.

Dennis J. Kuirsky, P23442, of Waterford, died February 23, 2019. He was born in 1945, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Diane M. Lepsig, P28612, of Kingston, TN, died November 18, 2018. She was born in 1943, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Russell E. Price, P19096, of Fremont, died December 21, 2018. He was born in 1931, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Hon. Maureen Pulte Reilly, P19327, of Venice, FL, died January 7, 2019. She was born in 1934, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Charles W. Simon Jr., P20494, of Edmore, died February 18, 2019. He was born in 1932, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

Marlon S. Simon, P51493, of Long Beach, CA, died February 9, 2019. He was born in 1968, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1994.

Gail E. Steinhauer, P31339, of Bloomfield Hills, died February 6, 2019. She was born in 1950, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

Norman W. Stern, P20990, of Southfield, died February 19, 2019. He was born in 1924, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1949.

From the March 2019 Bar Journal

Issam A. Abbas, P64657, of Northville, died January 6, 2019. He was born in 1976, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2002.

Earl R. Boonstra, P10994, of Boynton Beach, FL, died October 17, 2018. He was born in 1918, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1950.

Rodney M. Brown, P46976, of Farmington Hills, died October 12, 2018. He was born in 1967, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1992.

Gerald T. Celeskey, P11752, of Warren, died November 1, 2018. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1955.

Jason M. Chubb, P62153, of Berkley, died October 21, 2018. He was born in 1971 and was admitted to the Bar in 1999.

Lawrence A. Fields, P66084, of Maybee, died December 25, 2018. He was born in 1947 and was admitted the Bar in 2003.

Hon. E. Thomas Fitzgerald, P13487, of Owosso, died December 27, 2018. He was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Charles G. Gale, P13794, of Franklin, died October 22, 2018. He was born in 1943, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Thomas J. Giachino, P13948, of Southfield, died November 19, 2018. He was born in 1939, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Ronald R. Gilbert, P13975, of Linden, died July 28, 2018. He was born in 1942, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

A. Ray Kalliel, P15669, of Grand Rapids, died July 3, 2018. He was born in 1930, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Fred J. Lesica, P23494, of Muskegon Heights, died December 25, 2018. He was born in 1946, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Allan J. Lippa, P41092, of Portland, OR, died August 25, 2018. He was born in 1945 and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Gregory L. McClelland, P28894, of Lansing, died November 2, 2018. He was born in 1950 and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Timothy P. Moriarity, P36376, of Singer Island, FL, died December 11, 2018. He was born in 1955, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1984.

Peter B. Munroe, P18082, of East Lansing, died January 5, 2019. He was born in 1918 and was admitted to the Bar in 1949.

Gerald T. Richardson, P19421, of Grand Ledge, died December 11, 2018. He was born in 1927 and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Carl M. Riseman, P19465, of Walnut Creek, CA, died November 19, 2018. He was born in 1937, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1963.

Mark D. Robins, P27879, of Detroit, died December 12, 2018. He was born in 1952, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in1977.

O. Paul Schendel, P19968 of Benzonia, died November 21, 2018. He was born in 1928 and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

R. Earl Selby, P30058, of Saginaw, died November 4, 2018. He was born in 1953, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Hon. Richard M. Shuster, P20415, of Hastings, died July 10, 2018. He was born in 1928, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

William G. Sinn Jr., P20531, of Birmingham, died December 29, 2018. He was born in 1934, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Donald F. Sugerman, P21128, of Ann Arbor, died September 8, 2018. He was born in 1933, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

Ronald L. Wyszynski, P22600, of Flushing, died October 5, 2018. He was born in 1940, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.