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.

Fred Ajluni, P10077, of Royal Oak, died January 16, 2019. He was born in 1929, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1955.

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.

Susan A. Byrnes, P41419, of Bethesda, MD, died February 11, 2019. She was born in 1952 and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Patricia A. Calore, P41012, of Lansing, died May 17, 2019. She was born in 1958 and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Frank W. Cubbon Jr., P12372, of Toledo, died December 25, 2018. He was born in 1926 and was admitted to the Bar in 1959.

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.

Jacob A. Dalm Jr., P12454, of Zeeland, died May 3, 2019. He was born in 1923, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

Raymond J. Damas, P29709, of Grand Ledge, died May 22, 2019. He was born in 1953, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Judith A. Frank, P38809, of Scottsdale, AZ, died May 20, 2019. She was born in 1945, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1986.

Jennifer E. Frost, P67960, of Charlotte, NC, died February 28, 2019. She was born in 1979, graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 2004.

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.

Leo Goldstein, P14134, of Farmington Hills, died March 19, 2019. He was born in 1920, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1965.

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.

Hon. Damon J. Keith, P15801, of Detroit, died April 28, 2019. He was born in 1922 and was admitted to the Bar in 1950.

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.

Michael L. Lind, P62135, of Battle Creek, died May 1, 2019. He was born in 1952, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2001.

Katharine Gagen McCarthy, P77595, of Farmington Hills, died May 27, 2019. She was born in 1987, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2013.

Jenifer Lyn Pettibone, P60864, of Lansing, died May 9, 2019. She was born in 1971, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2001.

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.

Wayne Stewart, P21020, of Washington Township, died April 24, 2019. He was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

Terrence R. Thomas, P21388, of Grand Rapids, died March 22, 2019. He was born in 1940, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Daniel J. Wehr, P29005, of Slidell, LA, died May 23, 2019. He was born in 1948, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Peter T. Zachary, P22673, of Dearborn Heights, died April 30, 2019. He was born in 1930, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1955.

From the June 2019 Bar Journal

Hon. 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 1962.

Patrick J. Bruetsch, P28050, of Marietta, GA, died March 17, 2019. He was born in 1947, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

Matthew A. Dambro, P32571, of Gladwin, died April 24, 2019. He was born in 1951, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1981.

Fred S. Findling, P13422, of Royal Oak, died April 30. 2019. He was born in 1930, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

Harry P. Friedman, P13725, of Novi, died March 12, 2019. He was born in 1937, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

Leon A. Gant III, P35163, of Detroit, died May 31, 2019. He was born in 1947, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1983.

Kevin W. Geer, P30571, of Grosse Pointe Park, died on April 12, 2019. He was born in 1955, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

James R. McCann, P17278, of Livonia, died May 4, 2019. He was born in 1923, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Arlene J. Parker, P32776, of Farmington, NM, died March 28, 2019. She was born in 1933, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1981.

John B. Payne, P35472, of Dearborn, died March 6, 2019. He was born in 1944, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1983.

Charles A. Perlos, P37963, of Jackson, died January 31, 2019. He was born in 1958, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

John B. Phelps, P18862, of Southfield, died April 1, 2019. He was born in 1942, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Thomas L. Prowse, P19121, of South Lyon, died March 17, 2019. He was born in 1939, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1970.

Kenneth G. Richards, P38217, of Flint, died January 28, 2019. He was born in 1947, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

William M. Saxton, P19935, of Sun Lakes, AZ, died April 15, 2019. He was born in 1927, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1952.

Michael Segesta, P53933, of Eastpointe, died March 13, 2019. He was born in 1963, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Robert J. Stroebel, P21097, of Rochester, died December 4, 2018. He was born in 1931 and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Charles J. Taunt, P24589, of Birmingham, died March 13, 2019. He was born in 1949, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

Richard R. Weiser, P22137, of Portland, died March 17, 2019. He was born in 1946, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Norman J. White, P22260, of Ludington, died February 3, 2019. He was born in 1934 and was admitted to the Bar in 1963.