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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

From the December 2018 Bar Journal

Barry Brown, P11260, of East Lansing, died October 24, 2018. He was born in 1931, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Larry L. Burgess, P25246, of Charlevoix, died October 10, 2018. He was born in 1941, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1975.

Morton H. Collins, P12068, of Southfield, died September 28, 2018. He was born in 1931, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Larry A. Girard, P14022, of Keego Harbor, died October 17, 2018. He was born in 1936, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Daniel K. Jamieson, P15438, of Kalamazoo, died September 23, 2018. He was born in 1942, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

Allen L. Schwartz, P25910, of West Bloomfield, died October 29, 2018. He was born in 1930, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Frank Stanczak, P26606, of Port Saint Lucie, FL, died August 22, 2019. He was born in 1949, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Benjamin John Symko, P72553, of Kentwood, died October 15, 2018. He was born in 1978, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2009.

Charles R. Tuffley, P21613, of Southfield, died October 26, 2018. He was born in 1938, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in1965.