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.

Marsha J. Baliff, P33301, of Royal Oak, died March 11, 2017. She was born in 1944, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1981.

William D. Brusstar Jr., P11326, of Rochester Hills, died June 14, 2017. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Alan A. Byrd, P56536, of Ferndale, died June 12, 2017. He was born in 1953, graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1997.

Hon. Julian A. Cook Jr., P12180, of Detroit, died May 16, 2017. He was born in 1930 and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Thomas E. Dolega, P38773, of Troy, died March 18, 2017. He was born in 1949, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1986.

Hon. Norma Y. Dotson-Sales, P32430, of Detroit, died June 9, 2017. She was born in 1937, graduated from Wayne State University, and was admitted to the Bar in 1981.

Suzanne E. Dreifus, P40048, of West Bloomfield, died January 12, 2017. She was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1987.

Joan F. Dudley, P46891, of Muskegon, died February 1, 2017. She was born in 1933, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1992.

Stacy Lee Elliott, P13157, died May 31, 2017. He was born in 1927, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Raymond J. Foresman Jr., P13574, of Beulah, died June 10, 2017. He was born in 1942, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Aloysuis F. Gazdecki, P13890, of Milan, died March 20, 2017. He was born in 1938, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

Alan G. Gilchrist, P23408, of Southfield, died July 17, 2017. He was born in 1947, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Calvin M. Gonek, P14150, of Bloomfield Hills, died February 26, 2017. He was born in 1931, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1955.

Ronald Grossman, P24551, of Ann Arbor, died July 8, 2017. He was born in 1947, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

George W. (Ben) Hare, P32024, of East Lansing, died June 20, 2017. He was born in 1949, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

Lawrence D. Heitsch, P14847, of Birmingham, died May 28, 2017. He was born in 1934, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

Joshua T. Hessmiller, P76840, of Ada, died February 25, 2017. He was born in 1983 and was admitted to the Bar in 2013.

Hon. Garfield W. Hood, P15101, of Englewood, FL, died April 21, 2017. He was born in 1945, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Richard L. Glazier, P60705, of Hartford, died April 17, 2017. He was born in 1949 and was admitted to the Bar in 2000.

Douglas Hamel, P29768, of Southgate, died December 13, 2016. He was born in 1947, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979. 

David Edward Kempner, P23329, of Ann Arbor, died June 12, 2017. He was born in 1947, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Robert S. Krause, P16228, of Troy, died July 13, 2017. He was born in 1942 and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Harry L. Lapham Jr., P24342, of Farmington, died December 14, 2016. He was born in 1949, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

Nick Markakis, P17087, of Birmingham, died June 21, 2017. He was born in 1967, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Richard J. Molloy, P17885, of Beverly Hills, died June 25, 2017. He was born in 1945, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1970.

Suzanne D. Nolan, P57210, of Detroit, died January 12, 2017. She was born in 1951, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1997.

Mark D. Osterman, P43447, of Muncie, IN, died May 23, 2017. He was born in 1956, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1990.

Gregory M. Pillon, P43174, of Pembroke Pines, died May 27, 2017. He was born in 1921, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1943.

Brenda K. Popek-Hutson, P56930, of Detroit, died May 9, 2017. She was born in 1968, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1998.

Hon. Michael D. Schwartz, P20134, of West Bloomfield, died June 17, 2017. He was born in 1929 and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

Paul F. Semperger, P20214, of Plymouth, died June 18, 2017. He was born in 1946, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Hon. Louis R. Simmons Jr., P20491, of Detroit, died May 13, 2017. He was born in 1930, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Donald J. Veldman, P21802, of Muskegon, died June 18, 2017. He was born in 1926, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

Paul Vitrano, P26252, of Macomb, died March 18, 2017. He was born in 1942, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Allen Zemmol, P22714, of Beverly Hills, died May 12, 2017. He was born in 1930, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1955.

From the July 2017 Bar Journal

Kevin C. Clark, P66530, of Detroit, died May 5, 2017. He was born in 1973 and was admitted to the Bar in 2003.

James H. Coss, P12243, of Portage, died March 18, 2017. He was born in 1924, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

Bradley M. Lockwood, P32999, of Lansing, died May 4, 2017. He was born in 1957, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1981.

Graham A. Teague, P28902, of Adrian, died May 9, 2017. He was born in 1942 and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.