Thank you to all who joined us on Monday, April 3rd for the 2017 Annual Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial Program. The program paid tribute to attorneys and judges from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County who passed away in 2016 (January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016) and had devoted their lives to upholding the rule of law and the highest standards of the community.

Every year, during the ceremony, brief remarks are made by various judges and local bar association representatives, and reflections are provided by a guest speaker. A full reading of the names of those being memorialized take place, and a reception with light refreshments are held immediately following the ceremony. 

The Memorial Program is presented each year as a collaborative effort by the bench and local bars, including the Cleveland Metropolitan, Federal-Northern District, and Norman S. Minor Bar Associations,. The program is open to the public at no cost and lasts approximately one hour.

For more information about the program, please contact Krista Munger.

The 2017 Memorial Program honors:

Marion B. Amato
James S. Carnes
Joseph Robert Compoli, Jr.
Joseph John Corso
Fred Charles Crosby
Theodore John Dalheim
Steven Scott Davis
Honorable David D. Dowd, Jr.
Saul Eisen
Jeffrey D. Fincun
Harold E. Friedman
Debra Lynne Folkman
Burt James Fulton
Warren P. "Pete" Geiger
Rudolph "Rudy" Joseph Geraci
John H. "Jack" Gherlein
Wendy Joan Gibson
George Glavinos, Jr.
Sanford Aaron Halpert
Edward Donald Hayman
James Mahoney Hill
Gary Bruce Kabat
John Timothy (JT) Kalnay
Honorable David A. Katz
Jon Charles Kleri
Lori Ellen Laisure
Robert L. Larson
Irvin Alan Leonard
Paul F. Levin
Giles Timothy Marshall
James William Mckee
Andrew J. McLandrich
Michael George Meissner
Irvin Myron Milner
James Plummer Mramor
Donald Richard Murphy
John D. Naughton
Charles Joseph O'Toole
Francis Xavier Reddy, Jr.
Dennis Michael Reid
Clyde Kirk Rhein
Edmund W. Rothschild
Paul Theodore Ruxin
George J. Sadd
Isaac Schulz
Kevin J.M. Senich
William John Sexton
Morton L. Stone
Robert A. Toepfer
Sol Tushman
Francis Anthony Varckette
Senator George V. Voinovich
Robert Fredrick Voth
Honorable Edward Stanley Wade, Jr.
Mary Viola Walsh
Michael Lawrence Wolpert
Leonard Wilbert Yelsky