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.

Margo M. Bentley, P39236, of Tucker, GA, died January 27, 2020. She was born in 1938, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1986.

Robert L. Biederman, P27135, of Southfield, died January 24, 2020. He was born in 1946 and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

William C. Cain, P49869, of Thompson Falls, MT, died February 7, 2020. He was born in 1961, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1994.

Michael J. Cherrin, P11827, of West Bloomfield, died November 26, 2019. He was born in 1940, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

Richard T. Coe, P12005, of Clinton Township, died December 2, 2019. He was born in 1932, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Larry Dropiewski, P12970, of Bloomfield Hills, died December 1, 2019. He was born in 1931, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Dean F. Eldon, P41406, of Bloomfield Hills, died October 26, 2019. He was born in 1958, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

James H. Finney, P13443, of Houston, TX, died January 14, 2020. He was born in 1935, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

J. Michael Hill, P29769, of Allen Park, died February 5, 2020. He was born in 1952, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Henry M. Hogan Jr., P15050, of Clarkston, died January 11, 2020. He was born in 1932, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

John N. Kaspers, P41539, of White Plains, NY, died January 3, 2020. He was born in 1957 and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Armand D. Kunz, P16299, of Lathrup Village, died January 17, 2020. He was born in 1937, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

Ray W. McPeters, P17549, of Venice, FL, died October 17, 2019. He was born in 1926, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1954.

Jeffrey S. Purvis, P52723, of Cumming, GA, died October 25, 2019. He was born in 1967, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Frederick L. Schmoll III, P20024, of Grand Rapids, died February 15, 2020. He was born in 1942, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1970.

Arnold J. Shifman, P20370, of Royal Oak, died January 22, 2020. He was born in 1934, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Laurence Singal, P20529, of Oak Park, died January 15, 2020. He was born in 1936, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Timothy S. Stevens, P48078, of Midland, died October 26, 2019. He was born in 1945 and was admitted to the Bar in 1993.

Bernard F. Stewart, P37323, of Libertyville, IL, died February 2, 2020. He was born in 1928 and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

Paul Vincent, P21841, of Troy, died January 17, 2020. He was born in 1941, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

David J. Yodhes, P44326, of Allen Park, died December 3, 2019. He was born in 1961, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

From the February 2020 Bar Journal

George B. Bailey Jr., P10345, of Rochester, died January 2, 2020. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

David L. Balas, P27537, of Saugatuck, died October 1, 2019. He was born in 1952 and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

Ralph W. Barbier Jr., P10422 of Grosse Pointe Shores, died November 17, 2019. He was born in 1939, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1964.

E. Douglas Basel Jr., P30279, of Petoskey, died December 11, 2019. He was born in 1947, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Robert A. Binkowksi, P23381, of Warren, died January 3, 2020. He was born in 1947, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Shirley J. Burgoyne, P11409, of Ann Arbor, died December 8, 2019. She was born in 1932, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1959.

Alfred M. Butzbaugh, P11492, of Saint Joseph, died January 11, 2020. He was born in 1940, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Gwendolyn May Cameron, P74635, of Shelby Township, died December 12, 2019. She was born in 1965, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2011.

John G. Carney Jr., P11630, of Douglasville, GA, died December 5, 2019. He was born in 1936, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1963.

Aubin Jeffrey Chang, P72360, of Fort Gratiot, died October 14, 2019. He was born in 1974 and was admitted to the Bar in 2008.

Bonnie Ann Chene, P63975, of Macomb, died October 21, 2019. She was born in 1955, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2002.

Richard Colbeck, P12036, of Coldwater, died September 30, 2019. He was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Michael R. Cole, P12047, of West Bloomfield died May 7, 2015. He was born in 1940, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Michael B. Dobson, P29178, of Chesterfield, died November 7, 2019. He was born in 1949, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Barbara E. Donley, P49500, of South Lyon, died September 29, 2019. She was born in 1950 and was admitted to the Bar in 1994.

Thomas L. Drenth, P23093, of Lowell, died October 26, 2019. He was born in 1948, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Francis B. Drinan, P12961, of Saginaw, died August 10, 2019. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Harry M. Eisenberg, P24058, of Southfield, died January 4, 2020. He was born in 1949, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

Daniel P. Ernst, P31490, of Dubuque, IA, died December 27, 2019. He was born in 1931, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

Louis E. Fairbrother, P13271, of Pontiac, died September 13, 2019. He was born in 1928, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Richard F. Fox, P13614, of Grosse Pointe Shores, died December 12, 2019. He was born in 1929, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

Randy L. Gori, P82262, of Edwardsville, IL, died January 4, 2020. He was born in 1972 and was admitted to the Bar in 2017.

Roy N. Gruenburg, P14444, of Center Line, died November 30, 2019. He was born in 1932, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

John R. Hand, P14595, of Plymouth, died November 29, 2019. He was born in 1937, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1965.

Carol M. Haupt, P28585, of Englewood, Florida died December 15, 2018. She was born in 1943, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Geraldine Johnson, P48514, of Southgate died May 10, 2013. She was born in 1941, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 2002.

Haywood W. Julian, P27147, of Okemos, died November 24, 2019. He was born in 1938, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

J. David Karr, P15720, of Davison, died December 11, 2019. He was born in 1938, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

Donald J. Kennedy, P24076, of Lansing, died December 15, 2019. He was born in 1932 and was admitted to the Bar in 1975.

Robert J. Kippert Jr., P30830, of Bloomfield Hills, died November 8, 2019. He was born in 1952, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Kenneth S. Knoppow, P24657, of Detroit, died October 22, 2019. He was born in 1948, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1974.

Michael E. Larkin, P27931, of Reese, died December 8, 2019. He was born in 1947, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

Kenneth R. McAlpine Sr., P17252, of Fredericksburg, VA, died December 4, 2019. He was born in 1932, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1955.

Barbara Bassett McIver, P17454, of Warren, died January 2, 2020. He was born in 1935, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

John R. Milan, P17719, of Colorado Spring, CO, died November 22, 2019. He was born in 1942, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Martin M. Miller, P17770, of Farmington Hills, died September 29, 2019. He was born in 1930, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Thomas L. Misuraca, P25304, of Grosse Pointe Woods, died January 9, 2020. He was born in 1950, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1975.

Brian L. Morrow, P39817, of Detroit, died August 31, 2019. He was born in 1957, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1986.

Edward J. Neithercut, P18217, of Traverse City, died October 12, 2019. He was born in 1924, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1950.

Michael J. O’Shaughnessy, P37229, of Bloomfield Hills, died August 31, 2019. He was born in 1959, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1984.

L. Brooks Patterson, P18708, of Waterford, died August 3, 2019. He was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Charles D. Riley, P40959, of Grand Blanc, died December 9, 2019. He was born in 1961, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

Kenneth N. Sanborn, P19868, of Macomb died November 20, 2018. He was born in 1926, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1949.

Douglas H. Scharg, P29225, of Troy, died December 22, 2019. He was born in 1953, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

George A. Sullivan, P21139, of Mason, died January 8, 2020. He was born in 1932, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

David G. Woods, P27897, of Mount Clemens, died December 5, 2019. He was born in 1952, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

Jack D. Wootton, P22552, of Los Gatos, California died November 4, 2012. He was born in 1925, graduated from the Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1950.

Steven A. Wright, P56970, of Shelby Township, died December 17, 2019. He was born in 1965, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1997.

Kirk Yodzevicis, P61161, of Gaylord, died December 17, 2019. He was born in 1971 and was admitted to the Bar in 2000.