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.

William M. Bremer, P11163, of Wyoming, died May 25, 2018. He was born in 1943, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

Gaylor L. Cardinal, P34310, of Grand Rapids, died April 26, 2018. He was born in 1952, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1982.

Daniel E. Castner, P11726, of Detroit, died March 29, 2018. He was born in 1926, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Allan W. Davis, P12540, of Grand Blanc, died February 5, 2018. He was born in 1936, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1962.

Mark S. Devenow, P45670, of Ann Arbor, died April 18, 2018. He was born in 1949, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1991.

Camille A. Raffa Dietz, P38138, of Grosse Pointe Woods, died April 20, 2018. She was born in 1954, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

Murray R. Feldman, P23274, of West Bloomfield, died June 20. 2018. He was born in 1948, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Robert Patrick George, P30658, of Troy, died February 19, 2018. He was born in 1952, graduate from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1979.

Alan M. Hurvitz, P33278, of West Bloomfield, died March 21, 2018. He was born in 1956, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1981.

Bette J. Lahti, P37759, of Dearborn, died May 20. 2018. She was born in 1959, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

John M. Litch, P16728, of Grosse Pointe Park, died April 22, 2018. He was born in 1927, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1952.

Elizabeth Ann Dahl MacGregor, P64386, of Ypsilanti, died June 9, 2018. She was born in 1975 and was admitted to the Bar in 2005.

Hon. Thomas W. McDonell, P17377, died May 31, 2018. He was born in 1926, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Michael J. Mehr, P17591, of Farmington Hills, died June 9, 2018. He was born in 1941, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

Wallace D. Riley, P19451, of Grosse Pointe Farms, died May 17, 2018. He was born in 1927, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1952.

Joanne R. Robinson, P38582, of West Bloomfield, died March 23, 2018. She was born in 1953, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1986.

William F. Schudlich, P20081, of Dearborn Heights, died May 31, 2018. He was born in 1929 and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Kevin G. Shirk, P29085, of Hillsdale, died May 11, 2018. He was born in 1952 and was admitted to the Bar in 1978.

Brent D. Snyder, P74901, of Lansing, died May 24, 2018. He was born in 1973, graduated from Thomas M Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 2011.

Robert J. Stephan, P20978, of Grand Rapids, died June 3, 2018. He was born in 1935, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Philip R. Sturtz, P21115, of Saginaw, died March 10, 2018. He was born in 1943, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1968.

Hon. William J. Szlinis, P21226, of Belleville, died April 13, 2018. He was born in 1930, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

Graham E. Taylor, P40598, of Midland, died March 23, 2018. He was born in 1953 and was admitted to the Bar in 1987.

A. Thomas Truesdell, P21593, of Ann Arbor, died May 4, 2018. He was born in 1943, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1969.

David M. Ugartechea, P28037, of Long Beach, CA, died March 11, 2018. He was born in 1945, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

Michael J. Van Epps, P38491, of North Muskegon, died March 29, 2018. He was born in 1959 and was admitted to the Bar in 1985.

Shawn Weera, P57120, of Grand Rapids, died June 15, 2018. He was born in 1963, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1997.

Douglas K. Wenzel, P22191, of Whitehall, died April 23, 2018. He was born in 1940, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1967.

From the June 2018 Bar Journal

Herman J. Anderson, P10173, of Harper Woods, died March 10, 2018. He was born in 1935, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Ingrid K. Brey, P27673, of Grosse Pointe Park, died December 4, 2017. She was born in 1953, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1977.

John B. Carlin Jr., P11616, of Sylvan Lake, died March 30. 2018. He was born in 1939, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1966.

Richard T. Cook, P71513, of Warren, died March 28, 2018. He was born in 1971 and was admitted to the Bar in 2008.

Gordon H. Cunningham, P12395, of Holland, died January 6, 2018. He was born in 1930, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1956.

Christine A. Daskas, P52757, of Birmingham, died April 7, 2018. She was born in 1969, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Hon. James Del Rio, P12655, of La Jolla, CA, died March 30, 2018. He was born in 1924, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1972.

Bettye S. Elkins, P13145, of Ann Arbor, died March 20, 2018. She was born in 1941, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1971.

Whitmore Gray, P14299, of Ann Arbor, died March 4, 2018. He was born in 1932, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1958.

Alexander J. Jemal Jr., P15479, of Bloomfield Hills, died January 15, 2018. He was born in 1928, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

Hon. Frederick M. Lewis, P16631, of Muskegon, died February 28, 2018. He was born in 1923, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

Carrie A. O’Reilly, P66840, of Hamilton, MT, died March 18, 2018. She was born in 1978 and was admitted to the Bar in 2004.

Michael J. Panek, P23201, of East Lansing, died March 18, 2018. He was born in 1946, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Hon. James A. Scandirito, P19941, of Mount Clemens, died March 28, 2018. He was born in 1943, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1970.

Geoffrey R. Vernon, P64989, of Saint Clair Shores, died April 3, 2018. He was born in 1970 and was admitted to the Bar in 2002.