In Memoriam


The following represents those members of the State Bar of Michigan whose death has been communicated to us. To notify us of the passing of a loved one or colleague, please email barjournal@michbar.org.


April 2020

William A. Sundquist, P21165 of Dewitt, died April 8, 2020.  He was born in 1932, graduated from Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

May 2020

Bill E. Citron, P11905, of Farmington Hills, died May 9, 2020. He was born in 1928, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

June 2020

James P. Churchill, P11882 of Harbor Springs, died June 29, 2020.  He was born in 1924, graduated from University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

July 2020

Thomas M. Brennan, P24386, of Clinton Township, died July 16, 2020.  He was born in 1946, graduated from Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

Howard D. Cline, P11980, of Holly, died July 21, 2020.  He was born in 1933 and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

Robert G. Liggett, P16672, of Grosse Pointe Shores, died July 12, 2019.  He was born in 1943 and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

August 2020

Charles M. Forster, P13577 of Williamsburg, died August 28, 2020.  He was born in 1934, graduated from Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

September 2020

Joseph Impastato, P15333, of Grosse Pointe Shores, died September 22, 2020.  He was born in 1930, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

October 2020

Penny R. Beardslee, P44363, of Detroit, died July 9, 2020. She was born in 1964, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

George W. Beeby, P10620, of Traverse City, died September 15, 2020. He was born in 1947, graduated from the Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Lamont C. BeGole, P10628, of Morrice, died February 29, 2020. He was born in 1921, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1952.

Thomas J. Brady, P11112, of Pikeville, TN, died July 20. 2020. He was born in 1936, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1963.

Robert E. Bright, P11202, of Saginaw, died July 31, 2020. He was born in 1923, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

Patricia B. Campbell, P25351, of Grosse Pointe Woods, died August 12, 2020. She was born in 1932, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1975.

William J. Caprathe, P11596, of Bay City, died August 15, 2020. He was born in 1939, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1965.

Carol J. Chase, P31977, of Grand Rapids, died September 1, 2020. She was born in 1953, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

Kevin G. Dougherty, P44207, of Grand Rapids, died October 3, 2020.  He was born in 1965 and was admitted to the Bar in 1990.

Kimberly A. Gibbs, P55942, of Royal Oak, died August 20, 2020. She was born in 1972, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1998.

Deborah E. Green, P41876, of Ann Arbor, died August 17, 2020. She was born in 1948, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Joseph L. Hardig Jr., P14634, of Birmingham, died May 14, 2020. He was born in 1927, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

Steven C. Kirschner, P29592, of Waterford, died July 10, 2020. He was born in 1953, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Thomas I. Klein, P16043, of Bloomfield Hills, died July 3, 2020. He was born in 1935, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

Robert F. Kurtycz, P71637, of Kalamazoo, died October 1, 2020.  He was born in 1969, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2008.

Daniel P. Marsh, P45304, of Shelby Township, died March 31, 2020. He was born in 1963, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

F. William McKee Sr., P17462, of Petosky, died August 15, 2020. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Charles J. Moceri, P17852, of Troy, died October 9, 2020.  He was born in 1938, graduated from University of Detroit Mercy Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

Bruce F. Nelson, P18225, of Bloomfield Hills, died April 10, 2020. He was born in 1927 and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Michael E. Paddon, P25909, of Bloomfielid Hills, died June 1, 2020. He was born in 1949, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Gerald P. Peplowski, P18776, of Grosse Pointe, died March 17, 2020. He was born in 1940, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Thomas F. Quinn Jr., P19163, of Colleyville, died April 8, 2020. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

Morden P. Schuur, P20118, of Kalamazoo, died May 4, 2020. He was born in 1920 and was admitted to the Bar in 1949.

Donald E. Shely, P20341, of Peoria, Arizona, died October 5, 2020.  He was born in 1928, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Mark A. Sokoloff, P27395, of Port Huron, died May 24, 2020. He was born in 1945, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

Martin M. Summer, P21160, of Clarkston, died September 16, 2020. He was born in 1937, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

William E. Taylor, P55402, of Addison, TX, died March 1, 2020. He was born in 1967 and was admitted to the Bar in 1996.

John D. Tully, P21617, of Grand Rapids, died August 29, 2020. He was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Ralph O. Wilbur, P22310, of Merritt, died April 1, 2020. He was born in 1938, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

Peter M. Zaums, P23639, of Lambertville, died August 9, 2020. He was born in 1944 and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

November 2020

Robert E. Toohey, P21500 of Troy, died November 13, 2019.  He was born in 1928, graduated from University of Detroit Mercy Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.