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.

Hon. David Martin Bradfield, P27057, of Detroit, died July 30, 2017. He was born in 1946, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Hon. Robert W. Carr, P11654, of Novi, died September 1, 2017. He was born in 1929, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

Thomas J. Dempsey, P48792, of Grand Rapids, died August 24, 2017. He was born in 1962 and was admitted to the Bar in 1993.

J. Samuel Holtz, P52795, of Ann Arbor, died September 3, 2017. He was born in 1956 and was admitted to the Bar in 1995.

Robert T. Kinzer, P15993, of Troy, died June 11, 2017. He was born in 1948, graduated from Wayne State University, and was admitted to the Bar in 1971.

Mary E. MacDougall, P43878, of Dearborn, died August 15, 2017. She was born in 1936, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1990.

Leonard B. Schwartz, P20132, of Southfield, died August 27, 2017. He was born in 1934, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

John F. Sieberth, P20422, of Baton Rouge, LA, died July 25, 2017. He was born in 1925, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1957.

Richard A. Solomon, P20777, of Houston, TX, died May 19. 2017. He was born in 1937, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1963.

Francis L. Sylvester, P21218, of Rochester, died September 19, 2017. He was born in 1925, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1953.

Thomas G. Trautner, P41826, of Cadillac, died August 19, 2017. He was born in 1961, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1988.

John M. Wells, P22176, of Battle Creek, died July 11, 2017. He was born in 1938, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1965.

From the October 2017 Bar Journal

Saul S. Chudnow, P11876, of Oak Park, died August 13, 2017. He was born in 1934, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in1964.

Charles B. Judson, P31574, of Traverse City, died July 24, 2017. He was born in 1951, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1980.

John D. Kavadas, P43470, of Birmingham, died June 5, 2017. He was born in 1961, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1990.

William E. Munro, P18080, of Bloomfield Hills, died July 14, 2017. He was born in 1922, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1951.

Hon. Albert J. Neukom, P22882, of Hillsdale, died July 23, 2017. He was born in 1946, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1973.

Thomas W. Ricard, P19399, of Grosse Pointe Park, died April 5, 2017. He was born in 1933, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1960.

William J. Roman Jr., P27714, of Clinton Township, died August 5, 2017. He was born in 1947, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in1977.

Fred S. Steingold, P20961, of Ann Arbor, died August 8, 2017. He was born in 1936, graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1961.

Gerald J. Van Wambeke, P33924, of Ann Arbor, died August 5, 2017. He was born in 1944, graduated from the University of Detroit School of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1982.

Bruce Wigent, P25965, of Prescott, WI, died May 25, 2017. He was born in 1944, graduated from the Detroit College of Law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1976.

Carl C. Wilson Jr., P48150, of Ottawa, ON, died April 3. 2017. He was born in 1963, graduated from Wayne State University Law School, and was admitted to the Bar in 1993.